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 at the corner of 15th St and Julian in San Francisco. Please use the church entrance on 15th Street.
Time: Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Format: A forty-minute meditation period followed a period of Q&A and 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
Daylong at Spirit Rock with Howie
Calming the Restless Mind
Friday, March 22nd
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New Start Time
Mission Dharma now begins at 7:00 instead of 7:30pm
Livestreaming on Tuesdays
We are doing our best to livestream the dharma talks on Tuesday nights. Join us virtually at our Facebook page!
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