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.