Welcome!


The SFBC offers a relaxed and friendly place for people who want to participate in a Buddhist community - or want clear instruction about Buddhism and meditation and how they can apply it in their life. We are part of the Triratna Buddhist Community (formerly called "Friends of the Western Buddhist Order") and have been located at 37 Bartlett (@ Valencia/21st) in the Mission District since 1994.

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calendar highlights

rainy season - reduced program

  • sat dec 20 through jan 31 the sfbc takes a break from regular programming - see below for more information

learning meditation

  • thursday dec 18, 7pm to 8pm, last drop-in introduction to buddhist meditation of the year, resuming feb 5, 2015 (introductory courses)
  • monday feb 9, 7pm to 9pm, the art of meditation, 5-week introduction to meditation (introductory courses)

practicing together

  • wednesdays, 7pm to 9pm, open to all, meditation at 7pm followed by dharma talk, discussion (sangha night)
  • feb 4, 2015 - deepening practice through communication, exploring various ways of communicating with each other around ethics, meditation, and wisdom. 7 week series.

meditations

  • weekday morning meditations, mon to fri, 7:30am to 8:15am, open to all - continue throughout the holidays and through january (ongoing activities)

film and arts

the sfbc space is available to rent.

Come on in!

More About the San Francisco Buddhist Center

Our community is dedicated to supporting the development of spiritual friendship among those who wish to experience the benefits of Buddhist practice and believe that it can make a constructive contribution to the modern world. Our system of practice emphasizes the following spiritual practices in addition to both samatha and vipassana meditation: friendship/sangha, creativity/art, study, and ritual. Check out this article on sfstation.com about meditation centers - it describes the SFBC as an unpretentious and friendly place to learn meditation or practice within a community.

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