Nyinthun—A Full Day of Meditation Practice

March 28th -Date postponed or cancelled

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  • $20 Patron Price
Room: Main Shrine Room


Join the SF Shambhala community for a full day of meditation practice—both sitting and walking. By gathering in this way, we take time to deepen our practice and our understanding of the teachings, and strengthen our connections to one another.

We will observe silence for the day, and conclude with a half hour of discussion. 

While we encourage you to practice for the full day, we know schedules can be tight. So, please come by for all or part of the day—drop-ins are welcome. Meditation instruction will be available upon request.

Please bring a bag lunch. We will eat lunch together in silence to maintain the atmosphere of retreat.

Tea and snacks will be provided during the day. If you are free that evening, we can all go out for dinner together at a nearby restaurant. 

Students of all practice levels are welcome.


9:30 AM Doors open (please arrive early to settle in)
10 AM to 1 PM Morning chants followed by sitting meditation
1:15 to 2 PM Lunch break
2  to 5:30 PM Sitting meditation—afternoon session
5:30 to 6:30 PM Discussion followed by closing chants

There is no cost to attend this program.
Donations are always appreciated. If you wish to make a donation you can register at the patron price of $20 or leave a donation on the day of the retreat. 

If you have any questions please contact Jim:
jim0108 [at] comcast [dot] net





We appreciate you registering and paying online. This helps us not only to plan for the program, but speeds up the registration line on the day of the program.

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The San Francisco Shambhala Center is funded solely by your membership and program donations. Thank you for your generosity as you consider what you can pay for each program at our Center. We strive to price our programs in a way that accurately reflects the financial need of our Center and the cost to us of producing the program.

We are committed to offering our programs to everyone, regardless of their financial situation. If you are unable to meet any of our listed pricing tiers please contact us to discuss your current needs. In addition to offering scholarship pricing for those in need, we also offer the option of paying for some programs in installments.

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