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

practicing together

  • sangha night - wednesdays, 7pm to 9pm, open to all, meditation at 7pm followed by dharma talk, discussion (sangha night)

    june 7 to 28: buddhist action month

    july 5 to 26: the four foundations of mindfulness

  • weekday morning meditations, mon to fri, 7:30am to 8:15am, open to all. (There will be no morning meditations in July.) (ongoing activities)

classes and courses

  • thursday drop-in introduction to buddhist meditation, every thursday, 7pm to 8pm (classes and courses)

day retreats

  • buddhist action month - release, sat, june 17, 10am to 1pm (day retreats)
  • mindfulness and drawing, sat, july 8, 10am to 4pm
  • the four "foundations" of mindfulness, sat, july 22, 10am to 4pm

affinity groups

  • young sangha occasional gatherings for people in their 20's and 30's. (affinity groups)
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.