About Us

What is the San Francisco Buddhist Center?

On Valencia street, Photo by Citisven - svenworld.wordpress.com

The San Francisco Buddhist Center, located in San Francisco's Mission district, is part of the Triratna Buddhist Community (formerly called the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order or FWBO), a network of public centers, communities, ethical businesses, and social projects, in the UK, India, and many other countries.

The Triratna Buddhist Community is a worldwide movement of people who engage with the Buddha's teachings. We are dedicated to supporting and encouraging the development of spiritual friendship among those who wish to experience the benefits of Buddhist practice and believe that it can make a constructive contribution to the modern world.

The Center provides classes and courses in Meditation and Buddhism and hosts events for affinity groups, as well as residential and non-residential retreats. For more information about these activities, see our calendar. We also have a few items on sale in our Bookstore.