SFInsight

SF Insight is dedicated to offering the teachings of the Buddha as they develop in the West. We offer classes, meditation retreats and other events as a community (sangha) devoted to the embodiment of awakening in our lives.

SF Insight, the San Francisco Insight Meditation Community, is dedicated to offering the teachings of the Buddha as they develop in the West.

Operating as usual

[01/24/21]   THIS WEEK AT SFI:

Sunday, Jan 24: Sunday Night Sit at 6 pm - Frank Ostaseski will lead the meeting this week. The title of the talk will be "Innocence and Wonder in Practice".

How to Join: Meeting zoom link or open the Zoom app and join Meeting ID 770 594 036, password SFISunday. By phone (669) 900-9128, Meeting ID 770 594 036#, password 272263

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Mid-Day Dharma Collective (Every Monday): The Mid-Day Dharma Collective is offered on Mondays 12 - 1 PM. Eileen Spillane will lead the first Monday of the month, followed by Nina Gold, Syra Smith, and Raul Coronado each consecutive Monday. We joyfully offer the Dharma in the middle of the day and wish to create a space of refuge, inclusivity and community. All are welcome.

How to Join: Zoom link or open the Zoom app and join Meeting ID 814 7430 7011, password SFIMonday

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Monday, Jan 25: Weekly Women's Sangha at 7:30 pm - Led by Juliana Sloane and guest teachers, this group is open to all people who self-identify as women. 30 minute sit, short talk, and Dharma discussion. 7:30-9 pm.

How to Join: Zoom link or open the Zoom app and join Meeting ID 452 695 8576, password 229216

12/18/2020

THIS WEEK AT SFI:

Sunday, Dec 20: Sunday Night Sit at 6 pm - Eugene Cash will lead the meeting this week. The title of the talk will be "8 Fold Noble Path: Right Mindfulness - Becoming Intimate with Life".
"Try to be mindful & let things take their natural course. Then your mind will become still in any surroundings, like a clear forest pool. All kinds of wonderful, rare animals will come to drink at the pool, & you will see many strange and wonderful things come and go, but you will be still. This is the happiness of the Buddha." - Achaan Chah

How to Join: Meeting zoom link or open the Zoom app and join Meeting ID 770 594 036, password SFISunday. By phone (669) 900-9128, Meeting ID 770 594 036#, password 272263

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Monday, Dec 21: Weekly Women's Sangha at 7:30 pm - Led by Juliana Sloane and guest teachers, this group is open to all people who self-identify as women. 30 minute sit, short talk, and Dharma discussion. 7:30-9 pm.
How to Join: Zoom link or open the Zoom app and join Meeting ID 452 695 8576, password 229216

12/11/2020

THIS WEEK AT SFI:

Sunday, Dec 13: Sunday Night Sit at 6 pm - Dawn Neal will lead the meeting this week. The title of the talk will be "Freeing the Heart".
How to Join: Meeting zoom link or open the Zoom app and join Meeting ID 770 594 036, password SFISunday. By phone (669) 900-9128, Meeting ID 770 594 036#, password 272263

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Monday, Dec 14: Weekly Women's Sangha at 7:30 pm - Led by Juliana Sloane and guest teachers, this group is open to all people who self-identify as women. 30 minute sit, short talk, and Dharma discussion. 7:30-9 pm.
How to Join: Zoom link or open the Zoom app and join Meeting ID 452 695 8576, password 229216

[11/21/20]   THIS WEEK AT SFI:

Sunday, Nov 22: Sunday Night Sit at 6 pm - Eugene Cash will lead the meeting this week. Topic of the Dharma talk will be 8-Fold Noble Path: Right Livelihood.

"Those who see worldly life as an obstacle to dharma see no dharma in everyday actions: they have not yet discovered that there are no everyday actions outside of dharma." (Zen Master Dogen)

How to Join: Meeting zoom link or open the Zoom app and join Meeting ID 770 594 036, password SFISunday. By phone (669) 900-9128, Meeting ID 770 594 036#, password 272263

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Monday, Nov 23: Weekly Women's Sangha at 7:30 pm - Led by Juliana Sloane and guest teachers, this group is open to all people who self-identify as women. 30 minute sit, short talk, and Dharma discussion. 7:30-9 pm.

How to Join: Zoom link or open the Zoom app and join Meeting ID 452 695 8576, password 229216

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Wednesday, Nov 25: The Buddha's Disciples: The Human Face of the Dharma - In this 9-session class led by Eugene Cash, you can explore those who practiced the dharma from the time of the Buddha until now, including ourselves. This class started on Sept 23 and meets weekly on Wednesdays from 6-8:30PM. Previous sessions are not required to join now. All are welcome!

How to Join: Please visit the event page. To register, please send an email to [email protected], and donate at our donate page (select The Buddha's Disciples from dropdown menu).

[10/17/20]   THIS WEEK AT SFI:

Sunday, Oct 18: Sunday Night Sit at 6 pm - Eugene Cash will lead the meeting this week. The topic of the dharma talk will be Eight Fold Noble Path - Right View/Right Understanding.
Meeting zoom link or open the Zoom app and join Meeting ID 770 594 036, password SFISunday. By phone (669) 900-9128, Meeting ID 770 594 036#, password 272263

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Monday, Oct 19: Weekly Women's Sangha at 7:30 pm: OFF - We are taking a break this week and will resume it on Oct 26.

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Wednesday, Oct 21: The Buddha's Disciples: The Human Face of the Dharma at 6 pm: OFF - We are taking a break this week and will resume it on Oct 28. This class started on Sep 23 and meets weekly on Wednesdays from 6-8:30pm. For details, please visit the event page. Previous sessions are not required to join now. All are welcome! To register, please send an email to [email protected], and donate at our donate page (select The Buddha's Disciples from dropdown menu).

[10/09/20]   THIS WEEK AT SFI:

Sunday, Oct 11: Sunday Night Sit at 6 pm - Eugene Cash will lead the meeting this week. The topic of the dharma talk will be Self & Not-Self: Discovering Who and What You Are. 6-7:30 pm. Meeting zoom link or open the Zoom app and join Meeting ID 770 594 036, password SFISunday. By phone (669) 900-9128, Meeting ID 770 594 036#, password 272263

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Monday, Oct 12: Weekly Women's Sangha at 7:30 pm - Led by Juliana Sloane and guest teachers, this group is open to all people who self-identify as women. 30 minute sit, short talk, and Dharma discussion. 7:30-9 pm. Zoom link or open the Zoom app and join Meeting ID 452 695 8576, password 229216
(Note: Women's Sangha will be off on Oct 19 and will resume on Oct 26.)

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Wednesday, Oct 14: The Buddha's Disciples: The Human Face of the Dharma at 6 pm - In this 9-session class led by Eugene Cash, you can explore those who practiced the dharma from the time of the Buddha until now, including ourselves. This class started on Sep 23 and meets weekly on Wednesdays from 6-8:30pm. For details, please visit the event page. Previous sessions are not required to join now. All are welcome!
To register, please send an email to [email protected], and donate at our donate page (select The Buddha's Disciples from dropdown menu).

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MEDITATION IN ACTION:

Please visit https://www.sfinsight.org/category/meditation-in-action/ if you'd like to know our latest Meditation in Action.

[09/25/20]   ONLINE THIS WEEK AT SFI:

Sunday, Sep 27: Sunday Night Sit at 6 pm - Pam Weiss will lead the meeting this week. The topic of the dharma talk will be Finding a Way Out of No Way. 6-7:30 pm. Meeting zoom link or open the Zoom app and join Meeting ID 770 594 036, password SFISunday. By phone (669) 900-9128, Meeting ID 770 594 036#, password 272263

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Monday, Sep 28: Weekly Women's Sangha at 7:30 pm - Led by Juliana Sloane and guest teachers, this group is open to all people who self-identify as women. 30 minute sit, short talk, and Dharma discussion. 7:30-9 pm. Zoom link or open the Zoom app and join Meeting ID 452 695 8576, password 229216

09/12/2020

ONLINE THIS WEEK AT SFI:

Sunday, Sep 13: Sunday Night Sit at 6 pm - Eugene Cash will lead the meeting this week. The topic of the dharma talk will be The Second Noble Truth. 6-7:30 pm. Meeting zoom link or open the Zoom app and join Meeting ID 770 594 036, password SFISunday. By phone (669) 900-9128, Meeting ID 770 594 036#, password 272263

Monday, Sep 14: Weekly Women's Sangha at 7:30 pm - Led by Juliana Sloane and guest teachers, this group is open to all people who self-identify as women. 30 minute sit, short talk, and Dharma discussion. 7:30-9 pm. Zoom link or open the Zoom app and join Meeting ID 452 695 8576, password 229216

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MEDITIATION IN ACTION:

Buddhist Action to Feed the Hungry, supporting BGR, Oct 3 - Join an online gathering on October 3rd to support Buddhist Global Relief, an organization that directly addresses hunger and poverty around the world and in the US. Please visit our Meditation in Action page for more details and on how to participate.

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UPCOMING EVENT:

No Part Left Out: A Meditation Retreat for Self-Identified Womxn (Spirit Rock), Sep 21-25 - Pam Weiss will be co-leading the Women's Retreat at Spirit Rock Sep 21st to Sep 25th. Registration is now open! For more details and registration, please visit here.

[09/04/20]   ONLINE THIS WEEK AT SFI:

Sunday, Sep 6: Sunday Night Sit at 6 pm - Eugene Cash will lead the meeting this week. 6-7:30 pm. Meeting zoom link or open the Zoom app and join Meeting ID 770 594 036, password SFISunday. By phone (669) 900-9128, Meeting ID 770 594 036#, password 272263

Monday, Sep 7: Weekly Women's Sangha at 7:30 pm - Led by Juliana Sloane and guest teachers, this group is open to all people who self-identify as women. 30 minute sit, short talk, and Dharma discussion. 7:30-9 pm. Zoom link or open the Zoom app and join Meeting ID 452 695 8576, password 229216

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NEW CLASS SERIES:

The Buddha's Disciples: The Human Face of the Dharma, begins Sep 23 - Eugene Cash's new class will explore those who practiced the dharma from the time of the Buddha until now, including ourselves. The class will meet weekly on Wednesdays from 6-8:30 pm. For details and registration, please visit the event page.

08/28/2020

ONLINE THIS WEEK AT SFI:

Sunday, Aug 30: Sunday Night Sit at 6 pm - Eugene Cash will lead the meeting this week. 6-7:30 pm. Meeting zoom link or open the Zoom app and join Meeting ID 770 594 036, password SFISunday. By phone (669) 900-9128, Meeting ID 770 594 036#, password 272263

Monday, Aug 31: Weekly Women's Sangha at 7:30 pm - Led by Juliana Sloane and guest teachers, this group is open to all people who self-identify as women. 30 minute sit, short talk, and Dharma discussion. 7:30-9 pm. Zoom link or open the Zoom app and join Meeting ID 452 695 8576, password 229216

Tuesday, Sep 1: Investigating Our White Identity Through The Dharma at 6 pm - An ongoing program for people who identify as white, committed to investigating how their white identity meets racial suffering. Eileen Spillane and Nina Gold will meet with the whole group on the First Tuesday of every month on Zoom. Sep 1st will be the third meeting of the group. Please note that new registrations for the program are now closed.

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NEW CLASS SERIES:

The Buddha's Disciples: The Human Face of the Dharma, begins Sep 23 - Eugene Cash's new class will explore those who practiced the dharma from the time of the Buddha until now, including ourselves. The weekly class will begin Wed, Sep 23rd. For details and registration, please visit the event page.

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MEDITATION IN ACTION:

Suppressed 2020, documentary recounting voter suppression in 2018 - Suppressed 2020 documents the governmental use of voter suppression in the 2018 gubernatorial election to defeat Stacy Abrams. It includes the possibility for that to occur in our presidential elections in 2020. Please visit our Meditation in Action page for link to watch the movie for free.

[08/14/20]   ONLINE THIS WEEK AT SFI:

Sunday, Aug 16: Sunday Night Sit at 6 pm - Eugene Cash will lead the meeting this week. 6-7:30 pm. Meeting zoom link or open the Zoom app and join Meeting ID 770 594 036, password SFISunday. By phone (669) 900-9128, Meeting ID 770 594 036#, password 272263

Monday, Aug 17: Weekly Women's Sangha at 7:30 pm - Led by Juliana Sloane and guest teachers, this group is open to all people who self-identify as women. 30 minute sit, short talk, and Dharma discussion. 7:30-9 pm. Zoom link or open the Zoom app and join Meeting ID 452 695 8576, password 229216

MEDITATION IN ACTION:

A Day of Reflection and Action on Climate Change, Aug 22 - Join James Baraz and other special guests including Spirit Rock teachers Thanissara and Donald Rothberg, climate scientist and Zen Priest Kritee Kanko, Teja Bell (Qi Gong) and Eve Decker (music) for a special Climate Day. To Register, or for more details and more actions, please visit our Meditation in Action page.

[08/07/20]   ONLINE THIS WEEK AT SFI:

Sunday, Aug 9: Sunday Night Sit at 6 pm - Eugene Cash will lead the meeting this week. 6-7:30 pm. Meeting zoom link or open the Zoom app and join Meeting ID 770 594 036, password SFISunday. By phone (669) 900-9128, Meeting ID 770 594 036#, password 272263

Monday, Aug 10: Weekly Women's Sangha at 7:30 pm - Led by Juliana Sloane and guest teachers, this group is open to all people who self-identify as women. 30 minute sit, short talk, and Dharma discussion. 7:30-9 pm. Zoom link or open the Zoom app and join Meeting ID 452 695 8576, password 229216

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MEDITATION IN ACTION:

A Day of Reflection and Action on Climate Change, Aug 22 - Join James Baraz and other special guests including Spirit Rock teachers Thanissara and Donald Rothberg, climate scientist and Zen Priest Kritee Kanko, Teja Bell (Qi Gong) and Eve Decker (music) for a special Climate Day. To Register, or for more details and more actions, please visit our Meditation in Action page.

08/01/2020

ONLINE THIS WEEK AT SFI:

Sunday, Aug 2: Sunday Night Sit at 6 pm - Eugene Cash will lead the meeting this week. Eugene is on retreat at the moment and sent the following note to the sangha: "I would appreciate if you could answer this question - What do you want me to talk about on this Sunday, Aug 2? Please include whatever might be most vital, important, essential, or interesting for your personal or for our collective practice at this time. Thank you and look forward to being with you on Sunday." To answer, please fill out the one question form here. 6-7:30 pm. Meeting zoom link or open the Zoom app and join Meeting ID 770 594 036, password SFISunday. By phone (669) 900-9128, Meeting ID 770 594 036#, password 272263

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Monday, Aug 3: Weekly Women's Sangha at 7:30 pm - Led by Juliana Sloane and guest teachers, this group is open to all people who self-identify as women. 30 minute sit, short talk, and Dharma discussion. 7:30-9 pm. Zoom link or open the Zoom app and join Meeting ID 452 695 8576, password 229216

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Tuesday, Aug 4: Investigating Our White Identity Through The Dharma at 6 pm - An ongoing program for people who identify as white, committed to investigating how their white identity meets racial suffering. Eileen Spillane and Nina Gold will meet with the whole group on the First Tuesday of every month on Zoom. Aug 4th will be the second meeting of the group. Please note that new registrations for the program are now closed.

07/25/2020

ONLINE THIS WEEK AT SFI:

Sunday, Jul 26: Sunday Night Sit at 6 pm - Devon and Craig Hase will lead the meeting this week on the topic "Upright in the Storm". To learn more, please visit the event page. 6-7:30 pm. Zoom link or open the Zoom app and join Meeting ID 770 594 036, password SFISunday. By phone (669) 900-9128, Meeting ID 770 594 036#, password 272263

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Monday, Jul 27: Drop In Dharma at Noon - Join Pamela Weiss for a sit, talk and discussion. Please note that this is the final meeting for the Monday Drop-In Dharma group. Stay tuned for new offerings coming this fall! 12-1 pm. Zoom link or open the Zoom app and join Meeting ID 376 918 939, password DiDMonday. By phone (669) 900-6833, Meeting ID 376 918 939#, password 611529

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Monday, Jul 27: Weekly Women's Sangha at 7:30 pm - Led by Juliana Sloane and guest teachers, this group is open to all people who self-identify as women. 30 minute sit, short talk, and Dharma discussion. 7:30-9 pm. Zoom link or open the Zoom app and join Meeting ID 452 695 8576, password 229216

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Wednesday, Jul 29: Drop In Dharma at 7 pm - Join Pamela Weiss for a sit, talk and discussion. Please note that this is the final meeting for the Wednesday Drop-In Dharma group. Stay tuned for new offerings coming this fall! 7-8 pm. Zoom link or open the Zoom app and join Meeting ID 109 855 485, password DiDWeds. By phone (669) 900-6833, Meeting ID 109 855 485#, password 070124

07/12/2020

ONLINE THIS WEEK AT SFI:

Sunday, Jul 12: Sunday Night Sit at 6 pm - Eugene Cash will lead the meeting this week. 6-7:30 pm. Zoom link or open the Zoom app and join Meeting ID 770 594 036, password SFISunday. By phone (669) 900-9128, Meeting ID 770 594 036#, password 272263

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Monday, Jul 13: Drop In Dharma at Noon - Join Pamela Weiss for a sit, talk and discussion. 12-1 pm. Zoom link or open the Zoom app and join Meeting ID 376 918 939, password DiDMonday. By phone (669) 900-6833, Meeting ID 376 918 939#, password 611529

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Monday, Jul 13: Weekly Women's Sangha at 7:30 pm - Led by Juliana Sloane and guest teachers, this group is open to all people who self-identify as women. 30 minute sit, short talk, and Dharma discussion. 7:30-9 pm. Zoom link or open the Zoom app and join Meeting ID 452 695 8576, password 229216

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Wednesday, Jul 15: Drop In Dharma at 7 pm - Join Pamela Weiss for a sit, talk and discussion. 7-8 pm. Zoom link or open the Zoom app and join Meeting ID 109 855 485, password DiDWeds. By phone (669) 900-6833, Meeting ID 109 855 485#, password 070124

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1187 Franklin St
San Francisco, CA
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