Introductory Courses

Several times a year, we offer courses that explore the basic teachings of the Buddha in both meditation practice and daily life. We will introduce and deepen the practice of mindfulness, with the aim of integrating mindfulness into all aspects of our lives. Each session will include guided meditation instruction, talks on fundamental Buddhist teachings, and time for questions and discussion. This class is appropriate for those new to meditation as well as those wishing to refine their existing practice. People of all ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities are welcome.

  • Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation: A Five Week Introductory Class on March 6th 2018 at 7:00pm 7:00 pm. Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation A Five-Week Introductory Class with Paul Irving & Eileen Spillane Five Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 pm March 6, 13, 20 & 27, April 3, 2018 Daylong retreat on Saturday, March 24 from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1187 Franklin (between Geary and O’Farrell) This class will explore the... (more)
  • Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation: A Five-Week Introductory Class on January 28th 2020 at 7:00pm 7:00 pm. Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation A Five-Week Introductory Class with Nina Gold & Louije Kim Five Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 pm January 28, February 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2020 Daylong retreat on Saturday, February 22 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1187 Franklin (between Geary and O’Farrell) This class will explore... (more)
  • Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation: Daylong Retreat on February 22nd 2020 at 9:30am 9:30 am. Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation:  Daylong Retreat  With Nina Gold & Louije Kim Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1187 Franklin (between Geary & O’Farrell) This daylong retreat is part of the five-week Beginning Mindfulness Meditation class starting on January 28. This daylong is appropriate for all who wish to deepen... (more)