37 Bartlett Street

Between 21st and 22nd in the Mission district, Bartelett street runs parallel to and between Mission and Valencia.

Silent Meditation Day - in person

 

With Mokshasi

Doors open 8:45am

You are invited to join us at the SFBC for a very simple, silent day of meditation practice.  You can join for the whole day or any portion of it - just please be sure to arrive during a break, as we will be unable to let you in otherwise. Please pre-register so we have an idea of numbers. 

Meditations will be unguided, just bells, and the opportunity to sit together in our lovely shrine room. 

Mindfulness of Breathing - Introductory Meditation Course

Would you like to live more creatively, with more freedom, kindness and wisdom, and less fear, irritation and confusion?  The Buddha practiced and then taught meditation for this very purpose, and the practices are readily available to everyone.  

Mindfulness of Breathing, or Anapanasati, is a beautifully simple and deeply transformative practice, where we use the sensations of breathing to ground our awareness in the body, so that we can open to the inner and outer events of everyday life with more spaciousness, clarity and compassion. 

Meditating with Kindness - in person course

Even as a mother at the risk of her life, watches over and protects her only child, so with a boundless heart let one cherish all living beings. (From the Metta Sutta)

The metta bhavana, or cultivation of loving kindness, is a powerful meditation practice that teaches us how to bring a friendly, kind, curious attention to ourselves and to other people, and to whatever arises in our experience, softening harsh self-criticism and judgment and bringing a sense of ease and openness to our participation in the world. 

Drop in Introduction to Meditation Class - in person

This class will resume Feb 1, 2024.

Join us Thursday evenings at the new time of 6pm to 7pm, for an informal class introducing one of our meditation practices and sitting together.  

Our two main introductory practices:

Mindfulness of the breathing body, (or just Mindfulness of Breathing), is a beautifully simple and deeply transformative practice, where we use the sensations of breathing to ground our awareness in the body, so that we can open to the events of everyday life with more spaciousness, clarity and sensitivity. 

Mindfulness of Breathing

In-person Course 4 Tuesday evenings, Sep 13 to Oct 4, 7pm to 8:45pm

This course is now full - please email to be on the waiting list and we will let you know if a space opens up.

Would you like to live more creatively, with more freedom, kindness and wisdom, and less fear, irritation and confusion?  The Buddha practiced and then taught meditation for this very purpose, and the practices are readily available to everyone.  

Morning Meditation

Our morning meditations are open to anyone with a meditation practice. There is no instruction, just bells at the beginning and end, and the support of our shared practice. Doors open 7:20am and lock at 7:30 – if you arrive late and the door is locked please do not interrupt the meditation – come back next time!

 

Day Retreat: Buddhist Action Month

Meditation in the World - part of our Buddhist Action Month series.

This is an opportunity to take our practice outside and commune with nature.  Starting at 10am we will meet in Dolores Park.  Look for us on the grass above the tennis courts near the corner of 18th and Dolores St.  Mats and cushions are provided.  Please bring your own blankets, sunscreen, water, hat, and weather appropriate clothing. We will do a sit, walk, sit. Then share in a vegetarian potluck lunch.  Please register so we know how many cushions to bring.

$75.00