Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Class Series Starting Tuesday, September 20

Join Carol Cano and Paul Irving for a five-week introduction to Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation.

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Mindful Communication Daylong with Oren J. Sofer Saturday, October 1

Explore how to bring more mindfulness and care to our communication: our listening, our speaking, and even our thinking.

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The Art of Perfection: Engaging & Embodying the Paramis - New Series Starting Tuesday, September 20

Discover the qualities that are the foundation of the Bodhisattva Path in a six-session seminar for experienced students with Pamela Weiss.

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Meditation and Dharma Talks Every Sunday and Wednesday Night

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Upcoming Teachers: Wednesday, August 17 - Pamela Weiss || Sunday, August 21 - Eugene Cash || Wednesday, August 24 - Bill Scheinman || Sunday, August 28 - Eugene Cash || Wednesday, August 31 - CHURCH CLOSED - NO MEETING

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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