Weekly Sittings & Talks

Weekly Sittings & Talks

People of all experience levels are welcome to join our weekly sittings. 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.

Sunday evenings are led by Eugene Cash or a guest teacher, and Wednesday evenings are led by Pamela Weiss or a guest teacher. Please check the home page for the latest teacher updates.

Our meetings generally follow this format:

  • 45–minute meditation, with some basic instructions
  • Break for tea, and the opportunity to chat with the other Sangha members
  • Dharma talk and discussion

Some cushions are available (or you can bring your own), and there are plenty of chairs.

Dana Practice

Dana means “generosity.” The Buddha’s teachings are considered priceless but are given freely in a spirit of generosity. Offering dana (a donation) gives students an opportunity to express gratitude for the teachings and to cultivate the joy of giving.

To allow us to pay rent to the UU Church, make an offering to the teacher, and cover other expenses, we ask attendees for a donation. The suggested donation is $10, but no one is turned away for lack of funds. Whatever you give is greatly appreciated. If writing a check, make it out to SFI.

You may make your offering at our weekly sittings, as well as online.

We also welcome your generosity through volunteering.