Every Monday from 6-7pm we come together as a group to practice mindfulness meditation in the Mission district of San Francisco at the SF Dharma Collective. I’m a Trained Mindfulness Facilitator through UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center, and we’ll practice using a variety of evidence based methods designed to mitigate stress and anxiety, improve sleep, increase empathy and compassion, and promote overall well-being. Come as you are. We have mats, cushions and chairs. These sessions are also excellent for those either in, or just finishing a MBSR or MBCT series.
In each class, there will be guided meditation, a talk about the practice and community Q&A. No prior experience with meditation is necessary. All are welcome.
Suggested donation is $10-20. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Book Here
SF Dharma Collective
2701 Folsom St.
San Francisco, California
About the Teacher: Dan Petrie:
Since 2005, Dan Petrie has been practicing mindfulness, meditation and studying the dharma. He began reading about mindfulness at a very young age due to his struggles with severe anxiety. This later led him to dedicating himself to meditation and dharma study. In 2017 he became a Trained Mindfulness Facilitator through UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center. In addition to his years of secular mindfulness training, he’s also studied extensively in the Vipassana and Zen traditions under teachers Howard Cohn of Spirit Rock Meditation Center, as well as Abbot Charles Tenshin Roshi and Vice-Abbot David Jokai Blackwell of Yokoji Zen Mountain Center.
What is Mindfulness?
Many people make the mistake of believing mindfulness, and the act of meditation, is all about clearing your mind to where there is no thinking happening. In actuality, mindfulness is about being aware of the present moment and whatever thoughts might be taking place in that moment. It’s something anyone can learn, and can be practiced anywhere, not just while sitting still in a chair, lying down or on a meditation cushion.
How does mindfulness benefit the people of San Francisco?
San Francisco is one of the busiest cities in the world. It is the home to an incredible amount of inspiration and innovation. However, a city as busy as SF has its downsides. Many people experience high stress levels and anxiety. Work here can be very intense, and everyone needs there own way to work with the stressors of life. Mindfulness is one of the most potent ways to do so.
Where in the San Francisco Bay Area are the meditation classes located?
Classes take place every Monday at 6pm at the SF Dharma Collective at 2701 Folsom St. San Francisco, California. Book your spot here.