Sangha Night

Sangha Night Drop in Class

From March 14 through at least March 31 we are switching from in-person to online classes. 

Every Wednesday, 7pm to 9pm (doors open at 6:45pm)
Our Wednesday Sangha Nights are dedicated to supporting anyone wishing to experience and share the benefits of Buddhist practice. We are committed to strengthening the connection between personal practice and positive action in the world around us, and providing a welcoming and safe place for all those who want to participate. You are welcome here.

Our theme for 2020 is "Simply Practice" - both a suggestion and a description of how we might sustain ourselves as we respond to the events of the year ahead. 

Most evenings are informal and interactive. Introductions are followed by meditation and after the tea break there's usually a talk, workshop or discussion. No particular experience is required, though if you have not meditated before we recommend first attending one of our introductory classes.  Suggested donation: $10–$5, or whatever you can afford. If you'd like a brief orientation please arrive before 7pm. 

Sangha Night Classes

Wednesdays, 7pm to 9pm
Starts on Wed, Apr 1, 2020
Repeats every week 5 times.

Please note each online class has a different link to join zoom.  Each week we will send the link to all those registered  by 2pm on the day of the class.  

You can register for all five Sangha Nights in April (or however many remain at the time of registration) here

Or register for a particular class

April 1: Meeting the Buddha in India, Meeting the Buddha in our Imaginations. With Danadasa  - register here

April 8: Working with mental states in the midst of COVID-19. The Buddhist teaching on the 4 right efforts. With Viveka - register here

April 15: Tending to the heart and emotions in the midst of COVID-19. Including a practice of tonglen compassion meditation. With Viveka - register here

April 22: The meaning of renunciation and the Four Clingings. With special guest  Nagapriya, Chair of the Cuernavaca Buddhist Center in Mexico - register here

April 29: Why we meditate. With Karunadevi - register here

Starts on Wed, Jun 3, 2020
Repeats every week 6 times.

June 3 and 10 - information will follow shortly

June 17 to July 8: The Simplicity of the Threefold Path: Ethics Meditation and Wisdom, with Special Guest Paramabodhi, from the UK. 

June 17: Ethics

June 24: Meditation - Mindfulness

July 1: Meditation - Metta

July 8: Wisdom

Paramabodhi was instrumental in getting the SFBC started back in the 90's along with Paramananda, and we're very happy that he is able to stay in touch and visit us now and then.  He will also lead 2 day retreats while he's here: 

Saturday June 20: Meditation Day Retreat

Saturday June 27: Drawing/Mindfulness/Meditation Day Retreat