Weekly & Monthly Classes
Most weekly classes begin with a 45-minute period of silent meditation. (As the weekly classes are intended for people with previous meditation experience, minimal instruction is given.) A stretching break and a dharma talk usually follow the sitting.
Drop-ins are welcome at all these classes, pre-registration is not available. Cost $8-$10, plus a donation to the teacher(s).
For the full schedule of teachers for each of these classes, see the calendar listings at the bottom of this page.
Monday Night Class information 7:15 - 9:15 pm with Jack Kornfield or guest teacher. A vegetarian dinner is often served from 6-6:45pm, please check individual class listings to see when dinner is being served. Dinner cost $10-$15, Children $4-$5.
Wednesday Morning Meditation Class 9 - 11 am with Sylvia Boorstein or Donald Rothberg
Sitting and practice-oriented discussion, suitable for beginners, as well as engaged practitioners.
Thursday Morning Women’s Class 10 am – 12 noon with Julie Wester, Anne Cushman, or others
In the sacred circle of women we honor our innate wisdom through silent and guided sitting and movement meditation and group exploration in a safe, nurturing environment. An intimate drop-in class, open to all women!
Friday Morning Meditation & Yoga 10 am – 12:15 pm with Dana DePalma and Ashley Sharp and others
An hour of mindful yoga suitable for all levels, followed by meditation and a dharma talk and discussion.
Weekly sitting groups offered thoughout the Greater Bay Area with Spirit Rock teachers.
Dharma & Recovery
2nd Friday of each month, 7:30 - 9:30 pm in the Community Meditation Hall
with Kevin Griffin or others. $8-$10 sliding scale class fee, plus a donation to the teacher.
Pre-registration not required, just come!
This group explores the intersection of recovery with Buddhist Teachings and practices. We welcome all people who identify with any of the full range of addictions, from substances, to behaviors, to habitual thought and emotional patterns.
This is not a 12 Step group, but we look to ways that members of that community can support each other on the path of recovery. Each gathering begins with a period of guided meditation and new meditators are welcome. There is time for discussion about meditation practice and each month a recovery/dharma theme will be discussed.
To support the event and meet like-minded people, we encourage you to arrive early and/or stay after to help us with a few simple tasks. The first four people to sign up to volunteer will have their event registration fee waived! For more information or to sign up, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (415) 488-0164 x224. Thank you!
For the class and teaching schedle, see the extended weekly/month class schedule below. To read a teacher bio click on the teacher's name.