Mission Dharma is a sangha led by our teacher Howard Cohn that has gathered in the Mission District of San Francisco for over 30 years. Sangha members come together as a community on Tuesday nights for meditation and to hear Buddhist teachings. As a sangha, we support one another in the process of awakening in order to live our lives with more mindfulness, compassion, and joy. Everyone is invited to attend. No prior meditation experience is necessary.
Location: St. John's Episcopal Church, 1661 15th Street at Julian Ave. (between Valencia & Mission). NEW as of November 21st! We will use the church entrance on 15th Street between Julian Ave and Caledonia St as our main entrance. This entrance provides more adequate lighting than the entrance on Julian Ave. The 15th St entrance will be closed at 7:35. If you arrive later than 7:35, the entrance on Julian Ave through the gate by the sidewalk will be open.
Time: Tuesday evenings from 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Format: A forty-minute meditation period followed by a Dharma talk led by Howie or a visiting teacher.
Cost: Contributions to Mission Dharma are tax deductible. In order to help cover the cost of our room rental, other weekly operating costs, and to adequately support our teachers, there is a suggested dana offering of $5-$25 on Tuesday nights. However, we want to be welcoming to individuals from all financial backgrounds and a monetary offering is never an expectation. Giving is done anonymously, so no one is ever turned away due to lack of funds. If you wish to offer dana, you are invited to offer it online or on Tuesday nights.
Tuesday Night Teaching Schedule: Please see our Tuesday Night Schedule for information on the teaching schedule and the biographies of substitute teachers.
New and Upcoming
New Entrance to the Church
See information to the left in the "Location" paragraph.
Saturday, December 9th
Half-Day Retreat with Howie in SF
Friday December 15th
Daylong Retreat w Howie at Spirit Rock
You can now donate to Mission Dharma with matching grants from employers via Benevity
Donate Items to the Community Thrift Store in San Francisco to Benefit Mission Dharma
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