Buddhist Arts

A Blue BuddhaThe Triratna Buddhist tradition appreciates and nurtures the value of creativity. Since 1998 the SFBC has offered an alternative/independent art space contributing to the cultural atmosphere of the Mission District in San Francisco. We are interested in cultural activities and do not discriminate because of religion, gender, race, age, disability, sexual orientation or any other factor. Everyone is welcome.

Softening Meditation

Recent Events

  • Two Public Art Events in Cooperation with Artists Television Access: Meditation and Mysticism
    See this article about the event from Daily Kos: How sitting in windows is making the planet cooler, and Suvanna's blog article with photos. )
  • Lit Crawl! 2015. Unsettling. Six writers on Home: Finding it, loving it, leaving it, losing it.t The SFBC adds a Buddhist flavor to Lit Crawl, the largest independent literary festival on the West Coast. Oct 2010; 2011; 2012; 2013; 2014; 2015. (More information about Lit Crawl.)
  • Buddhist altars in the Day of the Dead "Festival of the Altars," November 2 or thereabouts.
  • "Celebrating Buddhist Art," an exhibition of photography and other visual art including a sculpture from Rebecca Kaplan. October, 2007. (Open Studios)
  • In conjuction with the Asian Art Museum, a slideshow/talk on Thai Buddhist Art, April, 2005.
  • Co-presenter of two Buddhist films at the March 2004 SF International Asian Film Festival.
  • An evening of classical Indian music Feb 29, 2004
  • In conjuction with the Asian Art Museum, a slideshow/talk Korea's Age of Enlightenment, December 10, 2003.
  • The Buddha's Delight 2002, a festival of film and performance art, including a group exhibition and lectures on Buddhism and art.
  • Workshop on Truthful Communication and Story Telling, April 20, 2002
  • Dance and other events such as The Dance Improvisation Performance in February, 2001, benefitting a Dharma Center in Portland, Oregon.
  • The In-Sight Buddhist Performance and Film Showcase, 2000.
  • Open mic/writer's evening and writing days and retreats hosted by Wolf at the Door.

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