Trans Sangha

Trans Sangha is a meditation group by and for trans people. Beginners and newcomers are always welcome. Meetings will include brief introductions, meditation, and discussions about Buddhist practice. Meditation instruction will be provided for anyone who would like to learn or who would like a refresher.

For the latest information, visit the Fox Ghost Trans Sangha site.

We meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month, gathering at 7:00 pm and meditation starting promptly at 7:10 pm. Check the Calendar for upcoming dates, for "Event Type" choose Practice Groups.

We will meditate for 20 – 30 minutes and then have a group discussion, ending around 8:30 pm.

San Francisco Zen Center is located at 300 Page Street at Laguna. We will meet in the zendo, enter through the Laguna Street door.

Joining and Contact Information
Drop-ins are welcome! If you're joining for your first time, it's helpful if you send us an email to let us know you're planning to attend:

Covid Protocol
At this time, we are asking everyone who attends Trans Sangha to wear a mask to make our space more safe and accessible. See also the Health & Safety Requirements.

Trans Sangha is co-facilitated by temple resident Kei Van Arnam and former resident Eleanor Shonin Rykener, both white trans women.

We meet in an indoor space that has one large air purifier running and several large windows that will be open for cross-ventilation. If Covid concerns will prevent you from joining, please reach out to us so that we can make accommodations.

The temple is located on a moderately steep San Francisco hill. There are approximately eight steps to get to the main floor of the temple from the sidewalk. There is a ramp available for use; however, it must be unlocked by a temple staff member. If you would like to utilize the ramp please contact us before attending so that we can be ready to unlock it for you.

Once inside our meeting space, there are comfortable chairs to sit in with no arm rests as well as meditation cushions for sitting on the tatami floor. You are also welcome to lie down on floor cushions (zabutons).