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ACTION HOUR TO STOP LINE 3

Wed, 16 Jun, 2021 - 16:58

ACTION HOUR TO STOP LINE 3

Wed, 16 Jun, 2021 - 16:58

The SFBC Green Sangha is inviting you to come together for an Action Hour to Stop Line 3 as part of Buddhist Action Month. This is an easy and fun way to take action in community with sangha.

Line 3 is a tar sands pipeline in Minnesota that cuts through the treaty lands of Indigenous peoples. If completed, it will endanger 800 wetlands and 200 waterways, emit CO2 equivalent to 50 new coal fired power plants and violate the treaty...

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Equanimity: Morning Retreat with Ratnavandana

From Vancouver Buddhist Center on Tue, 15 Jun, 2021 - 12:51

Equanimity: Morning Retreat with Ratnavandana

From Vancouver Buddhist Center on Tue, 15 Jun, 2021 - 12:51

Saturday 10th July 10, 2021, 3 hours

09.00 US PST  |  12.00 US EST  |  17.00 UK & IE  | 18.00 Europe CET  | 21.30 India



“Try to love everything that gets in your way …..  
because if something is in your way it is
going your way, the way
of all beings; towards darkness, towards light.”

From “Because even the Word Obstacle is an Obstacle”,...

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Watch the recording of "Touching the Earth"

Fri, 23 Apr, 2021 - 21:18

Watch the recording of "Touching the Earth"

Fri, 23 Apr, 2021 - 21:18

On Wednesday, April 21st, the San Francisco Buddhist Center dedicated sangha night to an evening of meditation, music, poetry, personal stories, and generosity on behalf of the Earth.  An unedited video of the recording is available now at the link below.

Lyla June and Minal Hajratwala performed, and Christine Thuring (from the Vancouver sangha), and Tim Skufca & Marta Meengs (from the Montana sangha) shared their experiences with engaged Buddhism on behalf of the earth. The evening was organized by the Green Sangha to fundraise, protect, and celebrate...

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Touching the Earth: A Special Sangha Night for the Rainforest

Thu, 15 Apr, 2021 - 02:51

Touching the Earth: A Special Sangha Night for the Rainforest

Thu, 15 Apr, 2021 - 02:51

Join us for an evening of meditation, music, poetry, personal stories, and generosity.  Lyla June and Minal Hajratwala will perform. Christine Thuring (from the Vancouver sangha), and Tim Skufca & Marta Meengs (from the Montana sangha) will share their experiences with engaged Buddhism on behalf of the earth. Join the Green Sangha to fundraise, protect, and celebrate the rainforest—the lungs of the earth!

Dates: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm Pacific Daylight Time

To register and receive the Zoom link,...

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Lit Crawl! October 17, 2015 8:30-9:30 PM

Tue, 6 Oct, 2015 - 05:55

Lit Crawl! October 17, 2015 8:30-9:30 PM

Tue, 6 Oct, 2015 - 05:55

The San Francisco Buddhist Center hosts Lit Crawl for the 5th consecutive year. This year the topic is Unsettling. Six writers on home: Finding it, loving it, leaving it, losing it.

http://www.litquake.org/events/san-francisco-buddhist-center-unsettling

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Lit Crawl at the SFBC

Sat, 11 Oct, 2014 - 22:28

Lit Crawl at the SFBC

Sat, 11 Oct, 2014 - 22:28Where literature hits the streets….
This is the fifth year the SFBC has participated in this amazing event - join us at 8:30pm Saturday October 18 for Standing in the Light, Five Writers and the Spiritual Moment. Readings about realization woven from the threads of Buddhist, Sikh, Muslim, Christian and Hindu practice.
http://www.litquake.org/events/standing-light-five-writers-and-spiritual…

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The Hidden Lamp: Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened Women

Mon, 20 Jan, 2014 - 00:45

The Hidden Lamp: Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened Women

Mon, 20 Jan, 2014 - 00:45
Sat, Jan 25, 6pm to 8pm at the SFBC
(doors open 5:45pm)

Join editors Zenshin Florence Caplow and Reigetsu Susan Moon, and contributing authors Mushim Ikeda-Nash and Viveka to celebrate the recent publication of this amazing collection of buddhist stories and koans from women through the ages.

6:00-6:30 meditation
6:30-7:30 readings and discussion
7:30-8:00 reception, book sale & signing

The event is by donation, and books...
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Litcrawl 2013 at the SFBC: Falling. Apart.

Tue, 15 Oct, 2013 - 17:21

Litcrawl 2013 at the SFBC: Falling. Apart.

Tue, 15 Oct, 2013 - 17:21Saturday, October 19, 8:30pm

Maybe that sense that you’re one person moving forward in time frays around the edges periodically, revealing glimpses of something more soluble than you’d understood. Is it disorienting? Is it fabulous? Is it horrific? Is it divine? Five points of view from states of tumble, collapse, fissure, freedom, and points in between.

SFBC Readers:

Nabil Arnaoot is interested in the bittersweet interactions of spirit and flesh; elegant representations of data; biohackers and...
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Sangha Night in San Francisco

Mon, 14 Oct, 2013 - 17:40

Sangha Night in San Francisco

Mon, 14 Oct, 2013 - 17:40This week at Sangha night, the third talk in a three-part series on “The True Individual: The Creative Tension between Autonomy and the Collective”. Wednesday, October 16, 7 PM.
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Holidays, Poems, Shrines and Sangha Night

Wed, 2 Oct, 2013 - 16:09

Holidays, Poems, Shrines and Sangha Night

Wed, 2 Oct, 2013 - 16:09Dear Friends,

I already felt lucky to be in this community during the ups and downs of the last year or so, and now some very generous friends have given me a holiday in Kauai - leaving tomorrow, back next Tuesday. I can’t tell you how great it feels to be looking forward to something like this.

I wanted to make sure you all have the poems from Suvarnaprabha’s funeral - so I’ve copied them below.
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