“When watching after yourself, you watch after others. When watching after others, you watch after yourself.”
—The Buddha

Sitting Groups Led by Spirit Rock Teachers


Ayya Anandabodhi
3rd Sundays, 5:30 - 9:00 pm
Berkeley Buddhist Monastery, 2304 McKinley Ave, near Bancroft & Berkeley High School.
Tea & Conversation (5:30 - 6:45pm) Meditation, Refuges & Precepts, Dhamma Teaching (7:00 -9:00pm)

James Baraz
Thursdays, 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Berkeley Buddhist Monastery, 2304 McKinley Ave, near Bancroft & Berkeley High School.

Will Kabat-Zinn
Sunday evenings 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Ashtanga Yoga Berkeley at Studio 38
933 Parker St., #38 BAY 5

Marin County

Phillip Moffitt, Guiding Teacher
Marin Sunday Sangha,
Sundays, 6 - 8 pm
St. Luke Presbyterian Church, 10 Bayview Drive, San Rafael, CA, 94901 Handicap/wheelchair accessible, newcomers always welcome.

Nevada City, CA

John Travis
Mountain Stream Meditation Center, 710 Zion Street
Local meditation center and affiiiated sitting groups across the Sierra Foothills.



Larry Yang
Alphabet Sangha of Oakland (LGBTIQ-SGL)
Wednesdays, 7 - 8:30 pm
East Bay Meditation Center (EBMC), 2147 Broadway, Oakland
For Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, Same-Gender Loving (Alphabet) communities. Info:

Palm Springs

Larry Yang and others
Insight Community of the Desert
Sundays, 4:30 - 7 pm
at 1111 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Bldg. C, 2nd Floor, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Visit or contact or (888) 280-6777.


Ayya Anandabodhi & Ayya Santacitta at Aloka Vihara, 2409 Tolowa Trail Placerville, CA 95667
Saturdays - 7pm - 9:30pm: Chanting, silent meditation and Dhamma sharing. Sundays - 5:30pm: Tea and Dhamma. 7pm Chanting and Meditation, with an opportunity to take the Refuges and five precepts. 2nd Sundays at Main St. Yoga, Placerville, CA 95667   Tel: 530-748-3513 5pm - 7pm Meditation (with instruction) & Dhamma Teaching. All are welcome. (530) 647-8262

Redwood City

Gil Fronsdal & Andrea Fella
Insight Meditation Center, 108 Birch Street (at Hopkins Ave), Redwood City. or (650) 599-3456.


San Francisco

Anushka Fernandopulle (and other younger female teachers)
Monday, 7 - 9 pm - Open to all.

Eugene Cash
Sundays, 7 - 9 pm
First Unitarian Church, 1187 Franklin St (at Geary). (2nd Sunday of month: 6 - 7 pm, orientation/review instructions). or call (415) 994-5951.

Howard Cohn
Tuesdays 7:30 - 9 pm
St. John's Episcopal Church, 1661 15th Street at Julian (between Valencia & Mission) entrance on Julian St, through the garden.
Call (415) 447-7761 or visit

Todos Santos, Baja, CA

Robert Hall
Info at

Tucson, AZ

Anna Douglas
Clear Sky Sangha
Ongoing group meets twice monthly.
For info, call Kelcy at (520) 577-7084.

Volcano, HI

Mary Grace Orr
Sunday mornings, 10am -11:30am. Volcano Art Center (Niaulani Campus), 19-4074 Old Volcano Road, Volcano, HI 96785. Sitting followed by a Dharma talk. MGO, assisted by Kathy Cheney. Dana. Email