About Us

The San Francisco Buddhist Center is part of the Triratna Buddhist Community, a network of public centers, communities, ethical businesses, and social projects in the United States, the UK, India, and beyond. Located in the Mission District at 37 Bartlett Street since 1994, we enjoy supporting and being part of this vibrant neighborhood.

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 – lasting friendships and connections based on shared values and celebrated differences – 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 offers highly regarded classes and courses in Meditation, Mindfulness and Buddhism and hosts events for affinity groups, such as our Young Sangha, Art, and LGBTQ gatherings. You may also find our retreats; either weekend, weeklong, or day workshops, an interesting and engaging way to refresh and deepen your practice. For upcoming classes and events, check out our Calendar page.