Spark your heart and mind through the practice of meditation.

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Learn to meditate. Connect with community, grow confidence, mindful-awareness, and compassion. Meditation instruction is always available.

•   Wednesday Dharma Night
•   Tuesday Evening Meditation Practice
•   Sunday Morning Sit
•   Tuesday & Thursday Lunchtime Meditation
•   Young Meditators Night
•   Sunday Family Mediation








Sitting For Society 2014
A Sit-a-Thon To Support the San Francisco Shambhala Center

Join us for our 2014 sit-a-thon by signing up to sit, sponsoring a sitter or becoming a sponsor. Help us raise $50,000 by Thanksgiving Day!

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Who Am I? The Basic Goodness of Being Human

with Acharya Alan Schwartz

6 Thursday Evenings
November 6th—December 18th

This class asks the questions “Who am I?” and focuses on the sense of self. It includes teachings on basic goodness, selflessness, the arising of ego and cocoon, buddha nature, and the confidence of warriorship. We will practice contemplative investigations of the self, based upon the Foundations of Mindfulness.

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Traditional Chinese Qigong

with Beth Latchis

Saturday and Sunday, November 8th and 9th

Qigong helps build a strong foundation for sitting meditation.

Qigong strengthens joints, muscles, tendons, and bones, nourishes internal organs, stimulates circulation of energy in our body, and enhances mental clarity. Qigong is not only for healthy individuals; it is an excellent way to gently introduce mobility and relaxation to persons with physical challenges.

Participants will be introduced to several basic practices of qigong that include self-massage, stretching, standing postures, and meditation.

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Discover Your Own Brilliant Sanity and Transform Life Challenges Into Opportunities for Openness and Wisdom.

A comprehensive program in Contemplative Psychology that teaches us how to work skillfully with ourselves first, and then how to offer ourselves to others through the innate potency of the heart. Join deep study of Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhist principles with contemplative practice, skills development, and ongoing group interaction and community support.