Weekend Practice

Usually the third Saturday of each month, 10am to 4pm.

These monthly day retreats are a great opportunity to experience the benefits of retreat without leaving the city. Each month, through meditation, reflection and discussion, we will explore a different aspect of practice and see for ourselves how it relates to living well today. They are open to anyone interested in the topics, and no particular experience is required, though if you haven't meditated before you might consider taking one of our introductory classes.

Day Retreats

Saturday May 18, 9am to 12 noon
Sat, May 18, 2024

Please join us at the SFBC for a very simple, silent morning of meditation practice. You're welcome to come for the whole morning 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. 

As for all our in person events we ask that you check the requirements here before attending.

Session 1

Doors open at 8:45am and close by 9am.  

9am short welcoming ritual followed by meditation to 9:45am, followed by 15 minutes to lie down, take a break, walk or leave.

Session 2

Doors open at 9:45am and close by 10am.  

Meditation 10am to 10:45am, followed by 15 minutes to lie down, take a break, walk or leave.

Session 3

Doors open at 10:45am and close by 11am.  

Meditation 11am to 11:45am, followed by a break for lunch.


Registration and Donations

Enter the amount you wish to donate in the Event Donation box and click add to cart. Our suggestion is $10 to $30 but donations of any amount are very much appreciated. (If you enter 0 please make sure to click 'pay later' on the payment page (otherwise the registration won't work). Drop us an email if you have any difficulty.)

Please add info@sfbuddhistcenter.org to your address book so we can keep you up-to-date with any changes.*