Read the requirements below before registering to attend in person; if you have any concerns you can still register here to attend via zoom.
Beginning October 6 we plan to open our doors to in-person Sangha Nights. We hope you can join us to celebrate!
Wednesday evenings 7pm to 8:30pm, with opportunity to hang out and chat afterwards.
Oct 6 - Celebrate our Grand Re-opening!
Oct 13 to 27: Healing communication - Getting Unstuck, with Padmatara (10/13), Shunyamala (10/20), and Danadasa (10/27)
Much of our suffering, according to Buddhism, comes from our attachment to habitual ways of viewing and thinking about our experience. Buddhist teachings and practices can help to point us beyond these old unsatisfying perspectives, to a fresh sense of what’s possible. Since the Dharma was initially communicated verbally we have countless easy to remember Buddhist lists and reminders that offer a helpful hand each time we find ourselves stuck in our ways. Used wisely they can open our hearts and minds to include a more direct, intimate experience of life and allow a deeper connection with the beauty in ourselves and other people just as we are.
This year we’ve looked at the potential of several lists, including the 3-fold and 8-fold path and the 4 reminders, and over the next few weeks we’ll talk together about some more.
Here's a list of lists to give you an idea of the variety: http://www.leighb.com/listlist.htm
(See also Uncontrived Mindulness: Ending Suffering through Curiosity and Attention, for a fresh look at the 4 Foundations of Mindfulness - Saturday Oct 16 on zoom)
For the safety and welfare of all beings we are requiring that all in-person attendees register and confirm that they are fully vaccinated and free of Covid related symptoms. Unfortunately we do not have the capacity to ensure everyone's safety otherwise. We will continue to have a zoom option for those unable to attend, for as long as there's an interest in this. Register for the October online zoom link here.
Before registering for in-person attendance please read this list of statements carefully and confirm that they are true for you, and that you are willing to review and confirm again in person each time you arrive at the SFBC:
Yes, I am fully vaccinated with an FDA-approved vaccine for COVID-19
In the last 2 days I have not had any unusual symptoms such as: fever (100.4°F/38°C or greater); chills or shivering: cough or sore throat; shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; feeling unusually weak or fatigued; loss of taste or smell: muscle or body aches; headache; vomiting or diarrhea, nausea; runny or congested nose
In the past 10 days I have not been diagnosed with COVID-19 or had a test confirming I have the virus
In the past 10 days I have not had close contact with anyone who has COVID-19, during their contagious period.
I have read and to the best of my ability I agree to practice the 5 Buddhist precepts as described here.
Masks - Updated August 9: we are currently asking that everyone wear a mask for public events. We have masks available if you forget your own.
Social Distancing - please be mindful and sensitive to others and respect their space and sense of safety.
Air flow - we will have our air filter on and the doors open for air flow, so bring layers!
Food - we will not provide snacks and ask that you don't bring food to share inside.
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