Residential Retreat - January 24 - 29, 2016 @ Spirit Rock Meditation Center

Join local Insight Teachers Eugene Cash, Anushka Fernandopulle, Howie Cohn and Vinny Ferrero for our first ever San Francisco Sangha retreat!

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Meditation and Dharma Talks Every Sunday and Wednesday Night

All practitioners welcome - even if you've never meditated before - come to our weekly sits and be a part of our growing Sangha.

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Five-Week Beginning Meditation Class Starting Monday, January 11

With Pawan Bareja & Bill Scheinman. Join us in exploring 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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Get Intimate with San Francisco Insight

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New Student Orientation - Sunday, December 13

For beginning meditators or those new to our community, this orientation will introduce you to the basics of Vipassana meditation and the SFI sangha. Please join us on Sunday, December 13 from 6 - 6:45 pm before the sit.

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Upcoming Teachers: Wednesday, November 25th - Pamela Weiss || Sunday, November 29th - Oren Sofer || Wednesday, December 2nd - Trip Weil || Sunday, December 6th - 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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