Investigating Our White Identity Through the Dharma: A New Kalyana Mitta Group

Starts in January with Paul Irving and Eileen Spillane. For dharma practitioners who identify as white and are interested in exploring our white identity in relationship with racial suffering.

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Cultivating Love, Compassion, Joy, and Equanimity using Mindfulness Meditation: A Class Series for People of Color

With Pawan Bareja and Carol Cano. Final meeting Saturday, January 5 from 10 am to 1 pm.

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Meditation and Dharma Talks Every Sunday and Wednesday Night

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Get Intimate with San Francisco Insight

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NOTE: Sunday meetings now are in the Chapel || Upcoming Teachers: Sunday, December 9 - Eugene Cash & Martyn Aylward (POTLUCK BEFORE THE SIT AT 5:30) || Wednesday, December 12 - Pamela Weiss || Sunday, December 16 - Eugene Cash & Pawan Bareja || Wednesday, December 19 - Pamela Weiss || Sunday, December 23 - Eugene Cash || Wednesday, December 26 - NO MEETING - CHURCH CLOSED || Sunday, December 30 - Eugene Cash || Wednesday, January 2 - Kitty Costello

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 Chapel, 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 40–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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