Sunday Morning Sit
Meditation, meditation instruction, discussion, and community.
This Sunday morning meditation session is open to the public and welcomes newcomers, beginners and people who have an established sitting meditation practice.
Whether your motivation is to simply relax or to explore this profound path, sitting meditation cultivates sanity and fundamental well-being. We practice and teach mindfulness-awareness meditation as it has been passed from teacher to student for 2,500 years.
Meditation instruction is given at 9:30 AM. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before.
Meditation with opening chants begins at 10:00 AM in the meditation hall. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early, as no one will be admitted late during chants. This hour is a combination of silent sitting and walking meditation practice.
The first 3 Sundays of the month we have discussion facilitated by a senior student. It begins at 11:00 and runs for approximately 45 minutes. If you do not wish to meditate prior to this you may arrive at 11:00 to join the discussion.
The 4th and 5th Sunday are longer sitting periods—two full hours of silent sitting and walking practice without discussion.
We look forward to seeing you.
9:30 AM Meditation Instruction
10:00 AM Meditation with Opening Chants
11:00 AM Talk/Discussion
There is no cost to attend this event. Suggested donations of $5 to $10 are appreciated.
Children and Families
We are delighted to have our children’s program, on two Sundays per month during the school year, to provide education to children about mindfulness and Shambhala, and to support parents who want to practice. You can find more information here. To be included in the email list, contact our Director of Family and Children’s Programming at lesliegossett [at] gmail [dot] com.
The San Francisco Shambhala Center offers a cycle of weekend retreats and classes in the foundation curriculum of Shambhala, a path of mediation and insight that is available to everyone.