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
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 (firstname.lastname@example.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!