Ongoing Weekly Classes

We offer these ongoing regular classes for those with a meditation practice:

Sangha Night :: Sangha Night Level 2 Courses :: Morning Meditation

Wednesday Sangha Night

Weekly on Wednesdays, 7:00pm - 9:00pm (doors open 6:45pm)
Suggested donation: $10-$5/class*

Sangha Night is a weekly class open to all that provides regular support for those interested in Buddhist practice. Sangha is the Buddhist word for spiritual community. Each week begins with a meditation and is followed in the second half of the evening by a talk or other program. Meditators of all experience levels are also welcome to drop-in for just the meditation at 7:00pm. If you are new to Sangha Night or have questions please arrive at 6:45 for a brief orientation. [no class in January]

For current program see the calendar - Ongoing Classes/Sangha Night

Going Deeper Courses

Weekly on Tuesdaya, 7:00pm - 9:00pm (doors open 6:45pm)
Suggested donation $65 to $95*

We offer 4 Going Deeper Courses a year, 2 in Buddhism and 2 in Meditation, for those who have taken our 5 or 6 week introductory courses or had similar training.

For current program see the calendar

Weekday Morning Meditation

Unguided Meditation (No instruction)
Weekday mornings 7:30am-8:15am

Group sits open to anyone with a meditation practice. Doors open at 7:25 for a 40-minute sit starting with chanting the Refuges and Precepts at 7:30am. (For more information, see What are Buddhist ethics?) If you arrive late and the door is locked please do not interrupt the meditation - come back next time! By donation*.

See Ongoing Classes/Morning Meditation

To learn more about meditation, see out list of current Introductory Classes and Courses.

*A note about fees and donations.
Unless otherwise stated, all fees and donations go toward operating costs of the San Francisco Buddhist Center, a nonprofit organization. Teaching at this Center is done by volunteers. For events with a sliding scale, please pay what you can afford within that range, or contact us in advance to arrange a further reduced rate. The suggested donation given for most of our regular events is there as a guide and you should feel free to pay more if you can and less if you need to. Make checks out to the "FWBO" (Friends of the Western Buddhist Order.) Please give your name and the reason for your donation. Thank you!