Classes & Extended Courses
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Classes are offered on Sunday morning and Monday and Tuesday evenings. An ongoing sewing class is offered on Sunday afternoon. Classes series start at different times of the year and are organized around six core topics:
- Buddha's Life and Early Texts
- Buddhist Psychology
- Buddhist Wisdom
- Ethics and Compassion
- Contemporary Buddhism
For class and workshop registration, please use the Register Online button on the event page, or call our toll free number (888.743.9362) or our local number (415.475.9362). We accept Visa or Mastercard.Refund Policy
15 days or more: $20 service charge
14 - 8 days: 50% of the total fees
7 days or less: no refund
(minimum cancellation fee: $20)
Fees vary based on number of class meetings, but the basic fee is $20 per class meeting, with a reduced fee for members and those with limited income; see each class for fee information.
Introducing Buddhism by "Classifying the Teachings" (Class), GGF 10/18 - 11/22
7:45 - 8:45 am
Six Sunday mornings with Jiryu Rutschman-Byler
What does Buddhism teach, and how have these teachings evolved over time?
Stories of Intimate Communication (Class), GGF 10/19 - 11/23
7:30 - 9 pm
Six Monday evenings with Tenshin Reb Anderson
As the "Song of the Jewel Mirror Samadhi" says, the teaching of suchness is the intimate entrustment of Buddha ancestors.
Food Practice: How Does the Tenzokyokun Inform Enjoying and Preparing Food Today? (Class), GGF 2/14 - 3/20
7:45 - 8:45 am
With Jisan Anna Thorn
Upright and Complete: Practicing with Noble Speech (Class), GGF 2/15 - 3/21
7: 30 - 9 pm
Six Monday evenings with Eijun Linda Ruth Cutts
The challenges and joys of the practice of right speech are great.
Coming of Age Program 2015-2016
For 7th and 8th Grade Boys and Girls
Monthly meetings, September to May
Contemplative Caregiver Courses 2015
With Jennifer Block and other teachers
Three trimesters of coursework representing a collaboration between Beyond Measure School for Contemplative Care and San Francisco Zen Center.