May 21: Mindful of Race @ Spirit Rock Meditation Center with Ruth King

Join SFI friend and guest teacher for her daylong class which will explore racial conditioning and freedom.

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Six Week Class Series: Body of Awakening with Eugene Cash

The Buddha repeatedly taught that the body is the basis of mindfulness and the medium through which we discover freedom. Learn to WAKE UP through/with your own body!

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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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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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May Teachers: Sunday, May 1 - Eugene Cash || Wednesday, May 4 - Pamela Weiss || Sunday, May 8 - Eileen Spileen || Wednesday, May 11 - Trip Weil || Sunday, May 15 - Eugene Cash & Ayya Yeshe || Wednesday, May 18 - Pamela Weiss || Sunday, May 22 - Eugene Cash || Wednesday, May 25 - Pamela Weiss || Sunday, May 29 - 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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