What we're about
Upcoming events (5+)
30 minute sit and 45 minute dharma talk every Friday with Amma Thanasanti and other guest teachers. Join us every Friday night for Buddha, Dharma, Sangha
Mission Dharma is a sangha led by our teacher Howard Cohn (http://www.missiondharma.org/our-teacher---howard-cohn.html) that has gathered in the Mission District of San Francisco for over 30 years. Sangha members come together as a community on Tuesday nights for meditation and to hear Buddhist teachings. As a sangha, we support one another in the process of awakening in order to live our lives with more mindfulness, compassion, and joy. Everyone is invited to attend. No prior meditation experience is necessary. Format: A forty-minute meditation period followed by a Dharma talk (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dharma_talk) led by Howie or a visiting teacher. Doors open at 7pm and sit starts at 7:30. Cost: Contributions to Mission Dharma are tax deductible. In order to help cover the cost of our room rental, other weekly operating costs, and to adequately support our teachers, there is a suggested dana (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%C4%81na) offering of $5-$25 on Tuesday nights. However, we want to be welcoming to individuals from all financial backgrounds and a monetary offering is never an expectation. Giving is done anonymously, so no one is ever turned away due to lack of funds. If you wish to offer dana, you are invited to offer it online (http://www.missiondharma.org/dana---donations.html) or on Tuesday nights.
People of Color (POC) Meditation and Dharma talk led by Victoria Cary and Tara Mulay. For self-identified people of color. 30 minute meditation followed by a dharma talk on various aspects of mindfulness and Buddhist teachings. In person at our SF center (doors open at 5:30pm, sit starts at 6pm), we usually get 25-50 non-meetup folks attending, so there's a lot more than what shows up on the Meetup page.
Weekly class with Eve Ekman, Pawan Bareja, Chandra Easton. 30 minute meditation followed by a dharma talk on various aspects of mindfulness and Buddhist teachings, including Tonglen and Lojong. In person at our SF center (doors open at 7pm, sit starts at 7:30), we usually get 30-50 non-meetup folks attending, so there's a lot more than what shows up on the Meetup page.