Cultivating Unconditional Love: A Day of Metta Saturday, July 29 with John Martin

The cultivation of loving-kindness supports a caring and balanced heart that is able to open to the joys and sorrows of life. Join John for a day of loving-kindness practice with instructions and teachings.

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Meditation and Dharma Talks Every Sunday and Wednesday Night

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Get Intimate with San Francisco Insight

Sign up on our e-mailing list to hear about upcoming classes and ways to stay connected with your SFI Sangha.

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Upcoming Teachers: Sunday, July 16 - Eugene Cash || Wednesday, July 19 - Pamela Weiss || Sunday, July 23 - Eugene Cash (Game Night 5:00-6:45 - See Calendar for Details) || Wednesday, July 26 - Pamela Weiss || Sunday, July 30 - Carol Cano || Wednesday, August 2 - Carol Cano || Sunday, August 6 - Frank Ostasteski || Wednesday, August 9 - Pamela Weiss || Sunday, August 13 - Eugene Cash (Community Potluck 5:30-6:45 - See Calendar for Details) || Wednesday, August 16 - Pamela Weiss || Sunday, August 20 - Kim Shelton || Wednesday, August 23 - Pamela Weiss || Sunday, August 27 - Eugene Cash

San Francisco Insight

The San Francisco Insight Meditation Community is dedicated to offering the teachings of the Buddha as they develop in the West. Our orientation is toward intensive lay practice. We offer classes, meditation retreats and other events as a community (sangha) devoted to the embodiment of awakening in our lives.

Where and When We Meet

We meet every Sunday evening from 7pm to 9pm in the Starr King Room, and every Wednesday evening from 7pm to 9pm in the Fireside Room of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Francisco, located at 1187 Franklin Street at the corner of Geary Blvd. Get directions, find parking, or view map. Our meetings begin with a 45–minute meditation, followed by a talk and discussion.

Classes and Retreats

We regularly offer a variety of beginning meditation courses providing basic Buddhist meditation instructions, Buddhist teachings, and practical suggestions for applying these teachings to our daily lives. We also offer daylong meditation retreats to deepen and mature our practice. Community members are encouraged to engage in intensive meditation retreats at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Marin County with Eugene or other Spirit Rock teachers.

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