Looking for a Kalyana Mitta group near you?

Below you will find information on groups that are just forming and/ or looking for new members.  If you do not see your area or interest listed below, contact our Kalyana Mitta volunteers at for advice and guidance in starting a group.

San Rafael/Novato area

New KM (peer-led) group for women starting in Novato/San Rafael. Inspired to create a small group to study and discuss Buddhist teachings including the Brahma Viharas (lovingkindness, compassion, joy and equanimity). The intention is to gather to support each others’ meditation practice and interests in Buddhism. Planning on 20 minutes of meditation followed by discussion of readings and sharing focused on Dharma topics. Once or twice monthly on Saturday mornings from 10:30 a.m. to noon.  Please contact Elizabeth for more information:

San Francisco Parents Group

This newly forming KM group is primarily to support new parents, but we warmly welcome parents of children of all ages. Babes in arms are welcome. Some childcare for mobile babes, toddlers and young children can be available with advance notice. Our emphasis is on a chance to sit in community, as well as the support of a sangha. We will meditate and then share snacks and tea. Mindful parenting readings and discussion may be included. This group is a drop in, although we are looking forward to building a warm and supportive sangha based on regular attendance and an  ongoing commitment to our group.

We meet on Thursday mornings from 9:30 to 11am. Contact Sasha at


This new Kalyana Mitta group meets on the 1st, 3rd and sometimes 5th Sunday of the month from 3 to 5pm at Yoga Core Fit, 187 Butcher Road, Vacaville, CA and is committed to nurturing the practice of beginners to vipassana meditation (Aren't we all beginners?) as well as enriching the practice for those more experienced with the dharma. There are periods of sitting and walking meditation with time for dharma discussion and sharing. For more information or interest in attending the group, please contact Tina Clay at


LGBT group Sundays from 10am-12pm in my home. During our meetings we will have a 20-30 minute peer led meditation, a check-in and a Dharma centered reading agreed upon by the group. There will also be an option to share food, socialize and get to know one another as a small spiritual community. Please email Cynthia at for the address as well as any questions you may have. Thanks for your interest!

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