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Sitting Groups

 

Northern California

Auburn
Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:30pm. Mary Helen (530) 887-9400. For more info visit www.mtstream.org or email info@mtstream.org

Benicia/Vallejo
Sundays, 6 - 8pm, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1st & "J" Streets, Benicia. Ed Poston (707) 745-1623, email admin@bsangha.net or visit www.bsangha.net. Donald Rothberg often teaches at this group, check their website for dates.

Berkeley
Richard Shankman
Wednesday 7:15 - 9:15pm
St. Clement’s Episcopal Church
2837 Claremont Boulevard, Berkeley, CA
Info: (510) 559-9290 or visit mettadharma.org

Berkeley
2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 7 - 9pm.
For Lesbian/bi women. Carol Newhouse (510) 222-7787.

Berkeley
Ajahn Pasanno
1st Tues of month, 7:30pm.
Berkeley Buddhist Monastery, 2304 McKinley Ave, near Bancroft & Berkeley High School.
Info  (707) 485-1630.

Berkeley
Will Kabat-Zinn
Sunday evenings, 7 - 9pm
Ashtanga Yoga Berkeley, 933 Parker Street, Studio 38, BAY 5, (btw 8th & 9th)
Suggested donation $5 - 20

Chico
Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:15pm. www.skycreekdharma.org

Davis
Wednesdays (starting Aug. 29, 2012), 7 - 8:30pm
2nd Saturday of month, 9am-12:30pm
27074 Patwin Rd.Chuck (530) 756-0345
Mondays, 7:15 - 9pm. Toni & Tony Bernhard (530) 758-2904

Gilroy
Contact Laura Shulman with the Buddhist Wisdom Meditation Center at (408) 847-1890. www.lighthousewoods.com/buddhist.html
email: antique@lighthousewoods.com

MIl Valley
Catherine Flaxman
Tuesdays 6:45-8:15 p.m.
Contact: catherine.flaxman1@gmail.com 415 389 8633

Montara
Coastside Vipassana - www.CoastsideVipassana.org
Wednesdays, 7:30 - 9pm at the Lighthouse hostel.

Mountain View
Insight Meditation South Bay
Shaila Catherine -- Tuesdays 7:30 - 9pm
St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Edwards Hall
2094 Grant Road
Info: www.imsb.org

Napa
Napa Valley Meditation Group
We meet every Wednesday at 7 PM and currently have a membership list of 120 practitioners. Generally 20 - 25 people come to each gathering. Our format is a 30 minute sit, followed by a 10 minute tea break and then a 45 - 60 minute dharma discussion of a book we are reading together (currently, Awakening Joy by James Baraz and Shoshana Alexander.) The group is facilitated by Forrest Hill. Contact: forresthill07@gmail.com, 510-593-0048
www.meetup.com/Napa-Valley-Meditation-Group

Nevada City/Grass Valley
Mondays, 7:30 - 9pm. Mountain Stream Meditation Center - For more info visit www.mtstream.org or email info@mtstream.org

Sacramento
Sundays, 7 - 8:45pm. Book discussion also available. Terry Wenner (916) 498-8700.
For more information visit the Sacramento Buddhist Meditation Group web site.

Thursdays, 7 - 9pm Sacramento Insight Meditation - www.sactoinsight.org

San Jose
Wednesdays 7:30 - 9pm.
1041 Morse Street. Info Berget (408) 255-2783. For further information, including schedule and directions. Beginning instruction first Wed. of each month from 6:15-7:15pm. Introductory class in meditation each September and March for 5 weeks 6:15-7:15pm. Basic Buddhist Practice class beginning Jan. 14 for 6 weeks 6:15-7:15pm.

San Francisco (Women's Group)
All levels of practice. Meets every first and third week of the month, Tues or Weds (varies), 7 - 9 pm in Richmond District. Includes study of works of various Buddhist women teachers, and setting practice intentions for the off weeks.
Contact Catherine Eisenberger at (415) 387-5629 or catherine@townpainter

Santa Cruz
Fridays 1pm & Wednesdays 11:30am. Refuge--facing life-threatening or chronic illness.
Cynthia Adams (831) 423-3156.

San Rafael
Wednesday 6:45 - 8:30 pm
Veritas Interfaith Center at Dominican University
Heritage House, 75 Magnolia, San Rafael
Rick Hanson  Info: (415) 491-4900 or drrh@comcast.net

Santa Rosa
Thomas Pope
Thursdays 7 - 8:30pm.
Lomi Clinic, 534 B Street, Info (707) 579-0465 x 221

Santa Rosa
Sundays, 6:30 - 8pm, 818 Cherry Street
Patrick Thornton at (707) 584-8440 or email at mindfulness@patrickthornton.net
www.patrickthornton.net

Santa Rosa - 3rd Street Sangha
Mondays, 12:15 - 1:45pm. contact Bruce Gibbs, (707) 827-3176.

Sonoma Valley
2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7 - 8:30pm. Daphne Matthews (707) 996-5786.

Walnut Creek
Ernest Isaacs, Tuesdays, 7:30 - 9pm
The Unity Center, 1871 Geary Rd. (510) 526-0711or ernesti@pacbell.net

Southern California

Glendale
Wednesdays 7:30 - 9pm. Jim Hopper, Metta Meditation Center, 401 S. Fisher St., #5, Glendale (818) 543-0669.

Los Angeles
Trudy Goodman
Going for Refuge - Thursday, 7 - 9pm,
1739 Berkeley St, Santa Monica, contact (310) 395-0066. For more info about InsightLA.

Los Angeles
Mondays, 7:30 - 9pm, (310) 226-6113. Michael Shiffman - www.ladharma.org

Redondo Beach
Thursdays, 7 - 8:30pm. Kevin (310) 374-4979

Santa Barbara 
Open Door Sangha
Alice Alldredge, (805) 685-2836, alldredg@lifesci.ucsb.edu
Vipassana sitting group; instruction provided on request.

Santa Monica
Tuesdays, 7:30 - 9pm, (310) 226-6113. Michael Shiffman - www.ladharma.org

Outside California

Fairfield County, CT
Paul Epstein (Community Dharma Leader), every other Thursday 7:30 - 9:15 pm
Norfield Grange, 12 Goodhill Road, Weston, CT
Info (203) 226-3923 or epsteinmb@aol.com
       (203) 259-9395 or abepstein@earthlink.net

Chelmsford, Massachusetts
Tuesday evenings, 7:30 - 9:30pm
First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church
Contact: Timothy Little at grommit_2000@yahoo.com or (978) 937-5652
Other facilitators: Carrie Little (c_a_little2003@yahoo.com) and Brenda Rogers (brogers1926@hotmail.com)
Website: kalyanamittasangha.wordpress.com

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Insight meditation in Ann Arbor - Friendly, open Sunday morning sitting group, vipassana classes for beginning and continuing meditators. Weekend retreats several times a year, vipassana instruction in the traditional Theravadan tradition. Serving Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County, Michigan, led by teacher Susan Weir.

Carson City, Nevada
Mondays 7 - 9pm. Christy Tews (775) 882-1662.

Minden, Nevada
Mondays, 6:30 - 8pm. Constance Alexander (775) 267-2850.

Reno, Nevada
Dharma Zephyr Sangha
Wednesdays, 7 - 9pm
Info Janet Scott (775) 690-0752 www.nevadadharma.net

Burnsville (Celo), North Carolina
Mondays, 7 - 9pm. Jane Zietlow (828) 675-5440, Kitty Couch (828 ) 675-5608.

Austin, Texas
Mariposa Sangha
Thursdays, 7 - 8:30 pm
Friday Mornings, 8 - 8:45 am
First Sunday of each month, 9 am - 12:30 pm
Visit our website for more about our schedule, location, retreats in Texas and contact information. You may also call Kathey (512) 565-3774 or Rick (512) 663-7835. Please leave a message if we miss your call.

San Antonio, Texas
Insight Meditation San Antonio (Yellow Dog Sangha)
www.insightmeditationsanantonio.com
Randy Gribbin CDL
Mondays, 6:45pm New Student Orientation; 7:30-9:15pm Regular Sangha Meeting
First Unitarian Universalist Church, 7150 W. I-10, San Antonio, TX
Contact: rgribbin@gvtc.com or (830) 964-3684

Nanaimo, British Columbia
Thursday evenings, 7:15 - 9:30 pm, Contact David Fisher (250) 754-2997
181 Bird Sanctuary Road, Nanaimo.
There is no charge or Dana requested or accepted! Sometimes people bring cookies.

 
 
 
 

 

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