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SF Bay Area Meditation Communities
Sitting regularly with a meditation community and finding a teacher you trust is the best way to strengthen your mindfulness practice! Below are local SF Bay Area meditation groups and classes. Most of these groups are donation based. Check the websites for their schedule and more information!
East Bay Meditation Center (Oakland) - Various classes and groups held throughout the week. Their mission is to provide a radically inclusive environment for people of color, members of the LGBTQIA2+ community, people with disabilities, and other underrepresented communities.
Insight Meditation Satsang (Berkeley) - Weekly Tuesday night group ran by Sean Feit Oakes.
Insight Meditation Community (Berkeley) - Weekly Thursday drop-in classes.
Spirit Rock - (Marin) - World-renowned meditation center, holding short and longterm workshops and retreats.
Mission Dharma (San Francisco) - Tuesday night meditation led by Howard Cohn.
Insight Meditation Center (Redwood City) - Classes and events throughout the week.
San Francisco Insight Medication Community (San Francisco) - Sunday and Wednesday nights.
East Bay Healing Collective (Berkeley) - Peer-led Saturday night meditation groups.
San Francisco Zen Center (San Francisco) - Daily groups and classes.
Rockridge Meditation Community (Oakland) - Zen meditation community, meets Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings.
Berkeley Zen Center (Berkeley) - Regularly scheduled groups Monday through Saturday.
Apps & Online Resources
Below are apps and online resources to help you develop your personal meditation practice:
Websites & Podcasts
Self-Compassion - Dr. Kristin Neff’s website offers free downloadable meditations and exercises to cultivate self-compassion.
Tara Brach, PhD - Renowned mindfulness teacher and clinical psychologist offers free teachings and guided meditations.
UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center - Free basic guided mindfulness meditation exercises.
UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness - Free Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction guided meditations, loving kindness and movement practices.
Mindful.org - Free audio resources for guided meditations.
OnBeing - Podcast by Krista Tippet exploring questions of meaning and topics on healing, spirituality, and the arts.
10% Happier - Podcast & App by Dan Harris on Mindfulness for Fidgety Skeptics
Focusing Resources - Wonderful resources by Ann Weiser Cornell to help you learn the skill of Focusing.