Queer Dharma

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Meeting ID: 849 3696 5797

The LGBTIQA Queer Dharma Group is an open group, and newcomers are welcome. It meets monthly online (and when onsite meetings are possible in the Buddha Hall at City Center).

Meeting time: Online, 1 – 2:15 pm PT

Pride Sunday Sitting, June 25, 2023, 4 – 5 pm at City Center

Queer Dharma welcomes those who identify as LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, same gender loving, and two spirit). Each month we share in the spirit of connection, well-being, and authentic presence. Meetings consist of meditation (including instruction), brief talks by Queer-identified speakers, most of whom practice in the Zen Buddhist tradition, and discussion.

The group has been meeting monthly for over ten years at San Francisco Zen Center’s City Center and, since April 2020, online due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Queer Dharma has offered one-day sittings, an annual “Warm Hand to Warm Hand” Study Week at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, and a daylong program on Trans and Genderfluid awareness.

Queer Dharma is guided by an Advisory Group: Tova Green, Wakoh Shannon Hickey, Lisa Hoffman, David Zimmerman, and Choku Proudfoot.

Upcoming Group Meetings:

Social Media

For the Facebook Group

San Francisco Zen Center Queer Dharma on Facebook

SF Pride
See Holding the Love in Our Hearts: SF Pride 2016

10th Anniversary, January 11, 2020
This statement from Central Abbot Ed Sattizahn and President Linda Galijan was read on the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of Queer Dharma


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