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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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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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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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What Is the Spiritual Life?

Sat, 10 Feb, 2018 - 00:00
This is the first talk in a four part series on Spiritual Friendship given at the San Francisco Buddhist Center. The month long series is based upon this quote from the Buddha - "Spiritual Friendship is the whole of the spiritual life." Talk 1 - What is the Spiritual Life? and what is meant by "spiritual"? Talk 2 - What is "Spiritual Friendship" and how does it differ from "ordinary friendship"? Talk 3 - How is Spiritual Friendship a path of transformation that leads to liberation? Talk 4 - What I have learned from Spiritual Friendship
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The Thread of All Sorrows

Tue, 30 May, 2017 - 01:00
Prasadachitta explores the realms of the mandala of the 5 Buddhas and their connection to the thread of all sorrows. This talk was given at the April 2017 men's ordination training retreat.
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Archetypal Symbolism, Part 1

Mon, 29 May, 2017 - 01:00
The life story of the Buddha is much more than a historical account – it is a poetic myth full of profound meanings that can resonate with both our conscious minds and our unconscious depths. To fully realize our infinite human potential, we need to harness the power that lies within the vast oceanic depths of our psyches. This talk, which comes in 2 parts, explores the use of the Imagination to broaden our perception of that which is possible.
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Free Buddhist Audio

Archetypal Symbolism, Part 2

Mon, 29 May, 2017 - 01:00
The life story of the Buddha is much more than a historical account – it is a poetic myth full of profound meanings that can resonate with both our conscious minds and our unconscious depths. To fully realize our infinite human potential, we need to harness the power that lies within the vast oceanic depths of our psyches. This talk, which comes in 2 parts, explores the use of the Imagination to broaden our perception of that which is possible.
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Mindfulness and the Creative Disruption of Bias

Wed, 27 Jul, 2016 - 01:00
Viveka exploring the theme of racism from the perspective of the Dharma and what the Buddha had to say about complex conditionality. A timely look at understanding - and ultimately undoing - the patterns that lead to prejudice and bias, of all kinds. Specifically, this talk investigates: - Opening to the inter-personal, organizational, and societal conditioning that perpetuates racial bias. - Understanding 'implicit bias', which is how thoughts, feelings, emotions, and actions are influenced (largely unconsciously) by exposure to stereotypes and fears about targeted social groups. - How can the mechanics of 'implicit' bias be disrupted by the power of mindfulness? Talk given at San Francisco Buddhist Center, June 2016. thebuddhistcentre.com/sanfrancisco
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The Mind Precepts

Tue, 26 Apr, 2016 - 01:00
Vimalasara explores the mind precepts and the importance of reciting the "negative" forms of the precepts in English as part of the Women's GFR Ethics Retreat at Jikoji, San Francisco, 2016.