Rainy Season Retreat for Order Members and Mitras

January 2024

The Rainy Season Retreat is an opportunity for the SFBC Core Sangha of order members and mitras to spend more time practicing together. The tradition goes back to the time of the Buddha when he and his followers gathered together to practice while the rains made it difficult to travel and teach.


Rainy Season Open Events

These events are open to everyone - follow the links for more information:

Wednesday Sangha Nights 7pm to 9pm (hybrid), beginning Jan 10

Morning Meditations - weekdays 7:30am to 8:15am (in person), beginning Jan 8


Rainy Season Events for Core Sangha

These events are for Order Members and Mitras -follow the links for more information:


Sangha Night Follow Up Discussion Groups

If you'd like to go a bit deeper with the Suttas from Sangha night you can join one of these discussion Groups. Registration required.

Tuesday Night Discussion Group On Zoom, with Pete

Thursday Night Discussion Group in Person, with Shunyamala


Going for Refuge and Prostration Practice

for Mitras who have asked for Ordination and Order Members - drop in

Saturday Jan 13 at 10am 

Monday Jan 22 at 6pm


Create your own event!  

Email your ideas and we'll get them on the schedule. 


Past, ongoing or postponed events

Order Member gathering 
Saturday Jan 6, 10am to 12 in person
Sangha Hike
In person!  With Anthony.  Sunday Jan 7, meeting at 10am. Registration required - more information here
Puja, in Spanish and English
Postponed - TBA in person, with Mokshasi and friends. Drop in.
Trip to Angel Island
Join rodashruti and Kitty for the day on Angel Island. We will visit the museum, meditate, and reflect on the experience of the millions of people who were detained there as they tried to emigrate to the US.  Sunday Jan 14.  Registration required - more information here
Communication Lab

In person, with Padmatara, Mary and Mokshasi.  Three Tuesday evenings, 6pm, beginning Jan 9. Registration closed


Rainy Season Donations

Please consider making an extra donation for the rainy season - the suggestion is $50 to $100 for the month, based on $10 to $5 per class, but whatever you can offer is very much appreciated.

PayPal is convenient (info@sfbuddhistcenter.org), or PayPal Giving Fund (less convenient but no fees), or Venmo (@SFBuddhistcenter), bank transfer, a check to San Francisco Buddhist Center - Triratna, or cash or credit card at the center. Thank you!

Information on Core Sangha, Order Members and Mitras