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). The church entrance is on Julian St. through the beautiful garden.
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.
New and Upcoming
5-Week Introduction to Insight Meditation Course
Thursdays, Sept 7th - Oct 5th
Saturday, August 12th
Half-Day Retreat with Howie at the Mindfulness Care Center
You can now donate to Mission Dharma with matching grants from employers via Benevity
Check Out Howie's Book!
Tuesday Night Teaching Schedule: Please see our Tuesday Night Schedule for information on the teaching schedule and the biographies of substitute teachers.