Bay Area Meditation and Education Centers The Bay Area is rich in meditation, mindfulness and Buddhist learning opportunities and resources. Following is a listing of a number of meditation centers in the Bay Area. There are many others. For additional information on a variety of other opportunities, visit: http://bayareabuddhism.blogspot.com
Against the Stream 2701 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA and other locations. We are continuing to engage our community and build an organization that serves its population in ways that will support the dharma and our practice both on and off the cushion. https://www.againstthestream.org
Berkeley Zen Center 1929 Russell St, Berkeley, CA 94703 - 510- 845-2403 - www.berkeleyzencenter.org Offers many sits each week plus lectures and other activities.
Buddhist Peace Fellowship Located in Berkeley, with organizations around the world, Buddhist Peace Fellowship is a beacon of light for socially engaged Buddhism. To learn about its programs, visit www.buddhistpeacefellowship.org
Clear Water Zendo 607 Branciforte St, Vallejo, CA 94590 - 707- 649-2480 - www.vallejozencenter.org A Soto Zen Buddhist Temple that offers a variety of sits, ceremonies and other programs. Led by Mary Mocine.
Insight Meditation Center 108 Birch Street, Redwood City, CA 94062 - 650-599-3456 - www.insightmeditationcenter.org Offers one of the most extensive array of programs and retreats in the Bay Area. There is no registration cost to any program. All programs are on a dana (volunteer contribution) basis.
Insight Retreat Center (IRC) 1906 Glen Canyon Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 - 408- 663-1906 - www.insightretreatcenter.org Offers multiple-day retreats on a dana basis. Registrations typically fill immediately.
Mountain Stream Meditation Center 710 Zion St, Nevada City, CA 95959 - 530- 265-6111 - www.mtstream.org Offers a variety of programs, sits and retreats. Led by John Travis, Heather Sundberg and others.
Shambhala 2288 Fulton Street, #202, Berkeley, CA 74707 - 510-841-3242 - berkeley.shambhala.org Shambhala is one of an international network of meditation centers. Offers a wide range of Shambhala, Buddhist, and contemplative education and practice programs.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Sir Frances Drake Blvd., Woodacre, CA - 415-488-0164 - www.spiritrock.org One of the leading Buddhist mediation centers in the country. Jack Kornfield, Sylvia Boorstein, James Baraz among the founders who studied Theravada traditions in Thailand in the 1970. Offers extensive programs of varying lengths.
Sacremento Insight Meditation (SIMS) Post Office Box 191951, Sacramento, California 95819 - 916- 471-6499 - www.sactoinsight.org Offers Buddhist meditation training, meetings, one-day retreats, residential retreats and more. Dennis Warren and other teachers.
ONLINE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES Many organizations offer learning at a click, and downloads and podcasts that you can listen to at your leisure.
Berkeley Insight Meditation www.berkeleyinsight.org Along with many other Buddhist websites, Berkeley Insight Meditation offers a number of dharma talks. In particular, there are talks by Bay Area teacher, James Baraz, who leads a Thursday evening Sangha.
Dharmaseed www.dharmaseed.org You can listen and learn for a lifetime from the Vipassana teachings available on this site.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center www.spiritrock.org Online courses are offered at different times.
UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center marc.ucla.edu/body.cfm?id=22A series of 3 - 19 minute guided meditations offered by the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center.