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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 Francisco

Study the wisdom of insight meditation teacher Tara Brach with spiritual friends on the first and third Mondays of the month. The meeting, from 7 to 9 p.m. begins with 30 min. of meditation followed by a check-in and a discussion of a reading or podcast. The group shares facilitation but will meet at a home in the Civic Center of San Francisco. Please contact Alison Rittger at 415-205-9963.

Sonoma County

New Kaylana Mitta Group forming , first meeting Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 9AM.  Meeting 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month thereafter at the Dhammadharini Vihara in Santa Rosa. 
We are looking for dedicated experienced Theravada (Vipassana) meditation practitioners to join this group on a regular basis.  Not a drop-in group.
Please contact Maryann Marks at 707-322-2523 before joining the group

The format with be as follows:
9AM - 945AM meditation
short break
950AM - 1030AM - peer discussion group (we will have a topic to discuss from the suttas)

After 10:30 all the following is optional
1030 - 11AM:  Dana meal offering setup
11AM - 12:30PM- Dana meal offering and Kaylana Mitta potluck
1230-1PM - cleanup
1PM - 2PM - Q & A time with the Bhikkhunis

Marin County

Kentfield - 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!

East Bay

North Berkeley and El Cerrito New peer-led group for experienced practitioners. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month from 3-5 PM. to enrich our spiritual practice. We come together in quietness, and meditate for 45 minutes. Then each has the opportunity to share how things are for them in their practice, on the cushion and in everyday life, as it relates to Dharma. For more information contact Julie: (415-847-1330) or Giedra: (510-525-3328).



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