Five Day Residential Retreat: May 27 - 31, 2015

Learn something new about reality by sitting a five-day retreat at Santa Sabina Center in San Rafael with Eugene Cash, Howie Cohn and Pamela Weiss.

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Daylong for Beginning Meditation Students - Saturday, May 9th

Learn the basics of Buddhist mindfulness meditation through sitting and walking practice.

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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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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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Upcoming Teachers: Sun. May 24: Bill Scheinman and Wed. May 27: Pawan Bareja

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.