Special Events

Each year we aim to offer a variety of arts and special interest events to include the whole community. 

Special Events

Ethical Practice, the Earth, and Our Wallets
Sun, Apr 5, 2020

Join the San Francisco Buddhist Center's Green Sangha for conversation with organizers from Stop the Money Pipeline. This broad coalition has been organizing to "demand that banks, asset managers, insurance companies and institutional investors stop funding, insuring and investing in climate destruction."

We will discuss the nexus of the Buddha's teachings and Climate Action, and there will be opportunities to learn more about ways we can engage with mindfulness and compassion during the 3-day climate strike (April 22nd-24th) that marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

Register in advance for this webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_AMRb-LQ_T5q5N-8zuC3g-Q

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


from Wednesday April 8, 7pm to 10pm to later in the year
Wed, Apr 8, 2020

We are sorry to announce that we are postponing this event.  We will update this page as soon as we know more. Thank you for your patience!  

Please join us for this very special San Francisco Buddhist Center Party celebrating 30 years in San Francisco and over 25 years on Bartlett Street in the Mission District!   It promises to be a fun night out - a San Francisco kind of evening,  happening at Foreign Cinema, our neighbors who are generously providing their artful space, food, and drinks in support of us and the work we do in the community.  

Program starts at 7pm! Watch for Ms. Ilaria and her tarot cards, an overflowing raffle and silent auction - think weekend cabin in the woods, city nest in the Mission, and more....

The Conspiracy of Beards serenade us at 8pm with Leonard Cohen songs a capella style, offering their beautiful voices in support of the San Francisco Buddhist Center.

And it's our Birthday - celebrating 30 years in San Francisco ! Which means cake served at 9PM along with surprise entertainment to cap off the evening. You won't want to miss a minute.

All we need is you!   And bring your friends and family too, as we celebrate our community and raise funds that enable us to provide the SF Buddhist Center's exquisite space for meditation, practice, and creativity in the Mission.

More ways to participate:

If you are not sure you can attend the party but would still like to donate to our annual fundraiser - please go to our donation page, and/or buy a "sponsor a guest" ticket. 

Raffle and silent auction donations - we would love to hear from local businesses wishing to make donations - please get in touch with us. 

Thank you in advance!  It is because of you that we are here and celebrating our over 25 years in the Misssion.  Have a tight budget?  Don't miss the early bird tickets  or contact us for options, we hope everyone can participate.

Buy your tickets now through Eventbrite.


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

We encorage public transportation as Foreign Cinema is close to the 24th St. BART station.  And there is a public parking garage at 21st and Bartlett St. if you want to carpool.   Otherwise Uber/Lyft are an option.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email us with any questions.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, we will have a print-out sheet at the door with names of all ticket holders.  

Can I purchase tickets at the door?

All tickets must be purchased in advance for planning purposes. Available from Monday March 2 through Eventbrite.


Day Retreat, Saturday April 18, 10am to 4pm
Sat, Apr 18, 2020

If you have been coming to events at the SFBC for a while, perhaps you are interested in finding out more about what's available and how you might deepen your practice and connection with us. If so, please join Shunyamala for this informal Day Retreat. Meditation, reflection and plenty of time for questions.

Email with any questions.