Open to all  Mon 7-8:45pm, CIIS 1453 Mission St, SF, rm 216  Sept 14- Nov 30

Last weeks for the year: Nov 23, 30!

Meditation group open to beginners or experienced meditators. We sit together, followed by a talk explaining the practice and the 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 ground floor desk) and leave time for check in. Suggested donation $10-20, nobody turned away for lack of $.   You can also donate online here to anushkasangha(at) 

Fall 2015 Topic: Paramis (Perfections of Heart)

Generosity (dana); Integrity (sila); Renunciation (nekkhamma); Wisdom (pañña); Energy (viriya);  Patience (khanti); Honesty (sacca),  Determination (aditthana),  Kindness (metta), Equanimity (upekkha).

I’m writing a book on Dharma & Leadership, out fall 2016. Sign up for newsletter above for updates on this too!

SF Dharma Center Project: A group is forming to establish an urban Insight Meditation center in San Francisco! A place for classes, sitting groups, community activities, service work, and more. 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 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)

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2016 Retreats

Jan 24-29 SF Sangha Retreat, Spirit Rock (w Eugene Cash, Howard Cohn, Vinny Ferraro)

Feb 27-Mar 26 Monthlong Retreat! Spirit Rock (w Phillip Moffett, Andrea Fella, Greg Scharf, Nikki Mirghafori)

Apr 11-17 Evolving Together: Science & Meditation, Spirit Rock (w Wes Nisker & Rick Hansen)

Apr 30- May 1 Seattle Insight Weekend Retreat, Seattle WA

May 20-22 Mid-America Dharma, Kansas City/St, Louis, MO

June 11-15 LGBTQI Retreat, Spirit Rock (w Pascal Auclair)

June 30-July 4 Insight Meditation Retreat for People of Color, Spirit Rock (w Bonnie Duran, JoAnna Harper)

Sept 2-5 Labor Day Retreat, IMS (w Pascal Auclair)

Sept 16-18 Weekend Retreat, Honolulu Hawaii

Oct 7-9 Flowering Lotus Meditation Center, Magnolia, MS

Nov 3-6 Austin Mariposa Sangha, TX

Dec 18-23 LGBTQ Retreat, IMS (w Pascal Auclair)

For info on past teaching engagements, click here.