Meditation

MONDAY NIGHT DHARMA  

CIIS 1453 Mission St, Rm 607, San Francisco

7-8:45pm Jan 22-May 14 (off Feb 19, Mar 19, Apr 8).

Meditation group open to beginners or experienced meditators. We sit together, followed by a talk explaining the practice and the dharma teachings behind them, with time for questions and discussion. Come once or come regularly. We practice Insight Meditation, the basis of Mindfulness Practice, from the Buddhist tradition.

Please bring photo ID (to show at front desk) and leave time for check in.

CIIS students, staff, faculty welcome!  Others also welcome, teachings offered by donation,  Suggested donation $10-20, but nobody turned away for lack of $.  

You can also donate online here to anushkasangha(at)gmail.com.

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2018 Retreats

Most Mondays Jan-May, Sept-Dec: Monday Night Dharma in SF (See above for details)

Feb 9-11 Mindfulness & Leadership weekend workshop, 1440 Multiversity, SF Bay Area

Feb 17 Daylong for People of Color, Spirit Rock

Apr 9-15 Insight and Awakening Meditation Retreat, Spirit Rock, w Will Kabat-Zinn

May 18-20 Mariposa sangha non-residential weekend, Austin, Texas

June 8-10 Vancouver Insight Weekend, Vancouver, Canada

Aug 8-15 Insight Meditation Retreat, Gaia House w Catherine McGee

Aug 19 Daylong at London Insight: Urban Elements

Aug 31- Sept 3 Labor Day Weekend Retreat, IMS w Pascal Auclair

Sept 4-9 LGBTQ Retreat, IMS w Pascal Auclair

Sept 21-30 Mindfulness of Mind retreat, Finland w Alexis Santos

Oct 9-14 Mindfulness & Heartfulness Meditation Retreat, Spirit Rock w Chas DiCapua

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SF Dharma Center Project: A group is forming to establish an urban Insight Meditation center in San Francisco!

San Francisco Dharma Center will provide a home for Insight Meditation practice and Theravada Buddhist study in San Francisco that is welcoming to diverse communities and connected to the life of the city.  This urban meditation center will be a place for classes, sitting groups, community activities, service work, and more, rooted in the cultivation of integrity, wisdom and compassion. San Francisco Dharma Center will support integrating meditation and Buddhist practice into daily life, with an emphasis on our impact on each other and the world.

If you are interested in helping make this happen please sign up here! We want to buy a place, so need help with real estate, fundraising, organizing, graphic design, website etc. If you have a potential place also let us know!

This project is being done in collaboration with Howie Cohn, Eugene Cash and Pam Weiss, who all teach Insight Meditation in San Francisco.

The advisory board for this project includes: Carol Wilson (IMS), Narayan Helen Liebenson (CIMC), Joseph Goldstein (IMS), Sharon Salzberg (IMS), Jack Kornfield (Spirit Rock), Gil Fronsdal (IMC), Larry Yang (Insight Community of the Desert), Pascal Auclair (Voie Boréale/True North), Bonnie Duran (Seattle POCAS), Ayya Tathaaloka (Dhammadharini Vihara), Catherine McGee (Gaia House, UK)

The board includes Tara Mulay, John Martin, Tara Seneviratne,  John Martin and Anushka Fernandopulle