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Death and the Only Beauty That Lasts

Sun, 4 Dec, 2016 - 17:37

Death and the Only Beauty That Lasts

Sun, 4 Dec, 2016 - 17:37

A video interview with Siddhisambhava about her work leading Death awareness workshops. http://www.janparker.co.uk/death/

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Viveka - Mindfulness and the Creative Disruption of Bias

Sun, 10 Jul, 2016 - 23:11

Viveka - Mindfulness and the Creative Disruption of Bias

Sun, 10 Jul, 2016 - 23:11

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
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Woke does not equal awake.

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Patience

Tue, 3 Feb, 2009 - 00:00
Here's a talk by the wonderful Suvarnaprabha given at a meeting of the San Francisco Gay Buddhist Fellowship just after the U.S. election of 2008. Tempering the general delight at Barack Obama's win was the knowledge that the people of California had voted to outlaw gay marriage, reversing the then current law. Suvarnaprabha's talk is perfectly weighted to the context and the time, looking at the 'perfection of patience', one of the training principles of the Bodhisattva and its application in our own challenging spiritual lives.

Talk given at San Francisco Buddhist Center, November 2008
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Mindfulness for Just About Everything

Mon, 24 Mar, 2008 - 00:00
This is a timely and invaluable talk from Paramabandhu. Drawing on many years of experience as a consultant psychiatrist and Dharma teacher, he invites us to consider the lessons Buddhist techniques around meditation and mindfulness training can bring to the field of mental health - especially to problems with depression and addiction. The talk evokes the Buddha in the Satipatthana Sutta to explore the four traditional foundations of mindfulness and discuss their potential use in therapeutic contexts. It is a kindly and empowering expression of practical hope, whose message applies to us all as we struggle to overcome whatever it is that holds us back from greater freedom in our lives.

Complete with a subsequent question-and-answer session on the talk in which Paramabandhu elaborates on the general theme. There's a wide range of material opened up - and considerable detail about how we can actually go about applying these techniques to whatever challenges we face in your own lives. Essential listening.

Please note - the questions in this recording were made at very low levels. We've amplified and clarified where possible - but the general sound quality drops noticeably at these points. However, they are all now audible and, in almost all instances, questions are repeated by Paramabandhu before he answers.

Talk given at San Francisco Buddhist Center, 2006

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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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It’s going to be a good night, for sure. Thanks to Mary for posting this, and for curating the whole thing, too — we are extremely grateful.

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San Francisco Buddhist Center Core Sangha

Tue, 27 Jan, 2015 - 20:18

San Francisco Buddhist Center Core Sangha (group)

Tue, 27 Jan, 2015 - 20:18Welcome Mitras and Order Members at the San Francisco Buddhist Center!
Our aim for this Core Sangha Group is to create a space where each of us can find the information we need to participate in the work and practice of the SFBC in a way that we find meaningful, creative and helpful. Posts are visible only to Core Sangha Members.
Please feel free to comment or make suggestions - there will be many changes, no doubt, as time...
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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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SFBC Mitra Study

Sat, 11 Oct, 2014 - 18:09

SFBC Mitra Study (group)

Sat, 11 Oct, 2014 - 18:09Welcome to SFBC Mitra Study
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Reading: The Hidden Lamp: Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened Women

Sun, 26 Jan, 2014 - 21:31
Editors Zenshin Florence Caplow and Reigetsu Susan Moon, and contributing authors Mushim Ikeda-Nash and Viveka Chen read from this recently published collection of Buddhist stories and koans from women through the ages. Recorded at the San Francisco Buddhist Center, January 25, 2014.
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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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