What we're about
Anyone interested in starting or furthering their mindfulness/meditation practice. These are all insight meditation, or Vipassana, similar to what is taught at Spiritrock in Marin. Most of the meditation teachers leading the sits/dharma talks listed here have been taught at Spiritrock under Jack Kornfield.
While this tradition is Buddhist, you do not need to be a Buddhist to join nor will anyone try to 'convert' you. The teachings are practical and relevant to anyone seeking to bring more mindfulness into their lives.
Most of the events listed are at the Against The Stream center at 2701 Folsom St. in San Francisco. Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society was founded by Noah Levine, author of Dharma Punx, Against the Stream, The Heart of the Revolution, and Refuge Recovery to make the teachings of the Buddha available to all who are interested. We wish to create and sustain communities of healthy, accountable, wise and compassionate people from every walk of life. We welcome people from all racial, economic, sexual, social, political and religious backgrounds and believe that the path of awakening is attainable by all and should be available to all. We strive to create a safe environment for all who come to practice.