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—The Buddha

Sitting Groups

Northern California

Arcata
Heidi Bourne
Mondays, 4 - 5:10pm
Community Yoga Center, 890 G Street,Arcata, CA
Info: 707.498.5562, Pacific Mindfulness

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, 120 East J Street, Benicia. Visit beniciameditation.com. Join our Facebook Public Group. Tony Bernhard will be our guiding teacher through 2018. Heather Sundberg and Matthew Brensilver often teach at this group; check our calendar 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
Sanghapāla Meditation Group
1st Tues of month, 7:30 - 9:30 pm, Dharma talk by a monastic from Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery
Berkeley Thai Temple (Wat Mongkolratanaram), 1913 Russell Street, near MLK Way, one block north of Ashby BART station
Info: U Kondañña (Barry Kapke) at (925) 689-7238 or e-mail at ebsit@dharmanet.org

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
Sky Creek Dharma Center
Tuesdays, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
120 Three Oaks Ct., Chico
Info: 530.893.8088; www.skycreekdharma.org

Davis
The Davis Middle Path
Mondays, 7:15 - 9pm
Friends Meeting House, 4th & L Street
Info: tony@dcn.org
Toni & Tony Bernhard (530) 758-2904

Davis
Davis Shambhala Center
Sitting: Mon.-Fri. 7-8 am; Sun. 9-10 am
Meditation Instruction: Sun. 9 am; Tues. 7 pm
133 D Street, Suite H, Davis, 95616
Info: davis.shambhala.org; Davis_shambhala@pacbell.net, (530) 758-1440

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

Mill Valley
Catherine Flaxman
New night beginning September 21, 2016 - Wednesdays 6:30-8:00 pm
Mill Valley Community Center — Tamalpais Room
180 Camino Alto | Mill Valley, 94941
Contact: dharma@catherineflaxman.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 | Mountain View
Info: www.imsb.org

Napa
Napa Valley Insight Meditation
Tuesdays 7:00pm – 8:30pm & Thursdays 9:00am – 10:00am
Napa Valley Unitarian Universalists
1625 Salvador Avenue., Napa CA
Info: www.napainsight.org
Contact: forrest@napainsight.org, 510-593-0048

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

Penngrove (Santa Rosa Area)

Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:30pm (possibly until 9:00pm)
(Short Guided followed by Silent) Meditation and Dhamma talk given by Dhammadharini Monastic or visiting monastic.
Dhammadharini Monastery, 6791 Sturtevant Dr., Penngrove, CA
Contact: dhammadharini.monastery@gmail.comFor further info: dhammadharini.net

Petaluma

Refuge Recovery Petaluma
Saturdays, 9 - 10am, Elm Lutheran Church, 504 Baker St.
Wednesdays, 6:30 - 7:45pm, Church of the Oaks, Corner of West Sierra and Page, Cotati
Contact: Nira, (415) 754-5584; refugerecoverypetaluma@gmail.com
Facebook: Refuge Recovery Petaluma

Sacramento
Sundays, 7 - 8:45pm. Book discussion also available. Terry Wenner (916) 498-8700
Thursdays, 7 - 9pm
For more information visit the Sacramento Buddhist Meditation Group website, www.sbmg.org

San Jose
San Jose Insight Meditation
Wednesdays, 7:30 - 9pm.
Friends Meeting House, 1041 Morse Street. Info: www.sanjoseinsight.org. Contact: sjsangh@gmail.com or Berget (408) 255-2783. Beginning instruction first Wednesday of each month, 6:15-7:15 pm.

San Francisco
Upper Market Insight, John Martin
Mondays, 6:00-7:15 p.m.
Sparks Arts
4229 18th Street @ Collingwood
(2 blocks from the Castro Muni Station)
Contact:  JohnLMartini@icloud.com

San Francisco
San Francisco Women's Group
All levels of practice. Meets every first and third week of the month, Tues. or Wed. (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

San Francisco
Mid-day Mindfulness
Augusta Hopkins
Tuesdays, 12:15-1:00 p.m.
All levels of practice, Buddhist-focused guided meditation followed by short Dharma talk.
Contact:  khurd@pagethink.com.com

San Francisco
San Francisco Women's Group
All levels of practice. Meets every first and third week of the month, Tues. or Wed. (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
Insight Santa Cruz
ISC offers several sitting groups meeting throughout the week. They are currently in the process of moving, so check their website for up-to-date information about meeting places.
Info: (831) 854-7998, info@insightsantacruz.org
http://www.insightsantacruz.org/

San Rafael
San Rafael Meditation Gathering | Rick Hanson
Wednesday 6:45 - 8:30 pm
Veritas Interfaith Center at Dominican University
Heritage House, 75 Magnolia | San Rafael
Info: www.rickhanson.net/teaching/meditation-group/drrh@comcast.net;

Santa Rosa
Thomas Pope
Thursdays 7 - 8:30pm
Lomi Clinic, 534 B Street, Santa Rosa
lomi.org, Info (707) 579-0465 x 225

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

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

Saratoga - Insight Meditation South Bay -  www.imsb.org
Shaila Catherine,  Thursdays 7:15- 9 PM,  Westhope Presbyterian Church

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

Walnut Creek
with Ernest Isaacs - meets once every month on the third Tuesday, 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
Insight LA
Trudy Goodman
Going for Refuge - Thursday, 7 - 9pm,
1739 Berkeley St, Santa Monica, contact (310) 395-0066: website: insightla.org

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

Outside California

Carbondale, CO
Roaring Fork Insight  |  Wednesdays, 7:30-9:00pm
The Launchpad, 76 S 4th Street, Carbondale CO
Info: roaringforkinsight.org; (970) 510-0212

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

Chicago, IL
Insight Chicago Meditation Community
ICMC has several sitting groups meeting throughout the Chicago area
Info: info@insightchicago.org, insightchicago.org/

Urbana, IL
The Prairie Sangha
Monday evenings, 6:30 - 8:45 pm
Quaker Meetinghouse, 1904 East Main St., Urbana
Info: www.prairiesangha.org/

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:dharmazephyr.org/

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

Eugene, Oregon
First Sunday of the Month - 10am
We are a peer-led, newly-forming sitting group seeking others already practicing in the Theravadan tradition -sitting together and listening to a dharma talk and/or discussing a reading on a mutually-agreed topic. Our organizer is a DPP participant.  Contact Wendy Saville at eugenevipassana@gmail.com.

Austin, Texas
Mariposa Sangha
Thursdays, 7 - 8:30 pm, and first Sunday of each month, 9 am - 12:30 pm
Contact: info4mariposa@gmail.com
Visit our website for more about our schedule, location, retreats in Texas and contact information.

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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