A Dharma Perspective for Climate Action

There is a point at which our dharma practice takes center stage in our lives. From then on, it informs and influences everything else we do, how we care for our children and our aging parents, do our jobs, interact with everyone we meet, even how we eat, sleep and breathe. (Photo By: Harald Hoyer)

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Beginning Mindfulness Meditation

This five-week class will explore the basic teachings of the Buddha in both meditation practice and daily life. We will introduce and deepen the practice of Mindfulness, with the aim of integrating Mindfulness into all aspects of our lives.

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Intermediate Mindfulness Meditation

This five-week class will offer a deepening exploration of the practice of Insight Meditation. We will explore the Buddha’s teachings on awareness of body, emotions, thoughts, and awareness itself. A strong emphasis will be placed on recognizing and dwelling in the natural awareness that lies at the heart of all experience.

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Eugene Cash will teaching Sunday (8/24). Pam Weiss will be teaching Wednesday (8/20). We will not be meeting on Wednesday 8/27, due to closure of the church.

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.