Day Retreats

Usually the third Saturday of each month, 10am to 4pm.

These monthly day retreats are a great opportunity to experience the benefits of retreat without leaving the city. Each month, through meditation, reflection and discussion, we will explore a different aspect of practice and see for ourselves how it relates to living well today. They are open to anyone interested in the topics, and no particular experience is required, though if you haven't meditated before you might consider taking one of our introductory classes.

Day Retreats

Saturday October 22
Sat, Oct 22, 2022

SILENT MEDITATION DAY October 22

With Mokshasi

You are invited once again to join us at the SFBC for a very simple, silent day of meditation practice.  You can join for the whole day or any portion of it - just please be sure to arrive during a break, as we will be unable to let you in otherwise. Please pre-register so we have an idea of numbers. 

Meditations will be unguided, just bells, and the opportunity to sit together in our lovely shrine room. 

As for all our in person events we ask that you check the requirements here before attending, but please note that, as things stand, these meditation days will be mask optional during meditation (recommended for hanging out in the reception area).

Session 1

Doors open at 8:45am and close by 9am.  

9am short welcoming ritual followed by meditation to 9:45am, followed by 15 minutes to lie down, take a break, walk or leave.

Session 2

Doors open at 9:45am and close by 10am.  

Meditation 10am to 10:45am, followed by 15 minutes to lie down, take a break, walk or leave.

Session 3

Doors open at 10:45am and close by 11am.  

Meditation 11am to 11:45am, followed by a break for lunch.

Lunch Break

Session 4

Doors open at 12:45pm and close by 1pm.

Meditation 1pm to 1:45pm, followed by 15 minutes to lie down, take a break, walk or leave.

Session 5

Doors open at 1:45pm and close by 2pm.

Meditation 2pm to 2:45pm, followed by 15 minutes to lie down, take a break, walk or leave.

Session 6

Doors open at 2:45pm and close by 3pm.

Meditation 3pm to 3:45pm.

Registration and Donations

Enter the amount you wish to donate in the Event Donation box and click add to cart. Our suggestion is $25 to $50 for the whole day, or $5 to $10 for each session, but donations of any amount are very much appreciated and always optional. (If you enter 0 please make sure to click 'pay later' on the payment page (otherwise the registration won't work). Drop us an email if you have any difficulty.)

Please add info@sfbuddhistcenter.org to your address book so we can keep you up-to-date with any changes.*  

Saturday Nov 5, 1pm to 5pm
Sat, Nov 5, 2022

In person workshop - Saturday Nov 5, 1pm to 5pm

5 Wishes is a living will and advanced care plan that addresses personal, emotional and spiritual needs, along with medical and legal wishes when one is dying.  It is a legal document in the U.S. and in California only needs your signature and the signature of 2 witnesses.

5 Wishes addresses and designates

  • who you want to make health care decisions for (your legal Power of Attorney / health care agent)
  • the kind of medical treatment you do and don’t want (medication, life support) in different situations (close to death, in a coma, brain damage, etc.)
  • how comfortable you want to be (pain management, physical contact, hygiene, etc.)
  • how you want people to treat you (where you want to be, who you want to be with, what you want them to be doing, or not doing)
  • what you want your loved ones to know

It’s also a way to initiate conversations about death with your loved ones.

During the month of October we will be discussing impermanence and death on Sangha Nights. We’re also offering this 3 hour workshop to complete the legal 5 Wishes Document. We’ll go through it together, step by step. You can then choose to keep yours as a hard copy, or it can be a rough draft if you decide to do the online digital option, that you can easily change at any time.

If you are interested in taking this workshop and creating a living will / advance care directive, please watch this video to get the background information:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StrlgPnGIug

and  if you’re still interested, please register below!

Please check you can agree to our current safety requirements listed here. We will ask you to confirm when you arrive. 

TO REGISTER

Enter the amount you wish to donate in the Event Donation box and click add to cart. Suggested donation - $20 to $50, but donations of any amount are very much appreciated, and always optional - please feel free to enter 0 in the box, but if you do this please make sure to click 'pay later' on the payment page (otherwise the registration won't work). Drop us an email if you have any difficulty.

Please add info@sfbuddhistcenter.org to your address book so we can keep you up-to-date with any changes.*