Bay Area Young Adult Sangha

Local Meditation Classes led by Spirit Rock Teachers

Sitting Groups Especially for 20's & 30's Sangha:

  • BAYAS Sitting and Dharma Discussion Group

    Update: Starting on April 1, 2015, the sitting group is changing to a once-per-month format

    This sitting group is an informal, very friendly gathering that welcomes folks of diverse backgrounds and spiritual traditions. We begin with a 45 minute silent meditation and then, over tea, transition into an open discussion and sharing about dharma topics, our practice, and how things are going in our lives and the world. We usually hang out until around 9:30 or so. If you're not able to make it at 7:30pm for the sitting, you're welcome to stop by later on in the evening to join us for tea and conversation. The number of people varies from week to week but generally there are between 5 - 15 of us. We also invite the occasional guest speaker to join us to offer a dharma talk or lead a discussion. Please stay tuned to the email list for updates (and feel free to contact us if you're interested in facilitating!).

    First Wednesday of the month at 7:30pm
    471 58th St., Oakland, CA 94609 (near Rockridge BART)
    Map & Directions
    Contact: bayas-owner (at) yahoogroups (dot) com

Other Local Sitting Groups:

Please note: some of the information below is likely out-of-date; please call first to ensure that the group is still meeting at the given time.

  • Every Wednesday Night at the Berkeley Shambhala Center Streetspace (2177 Bancroft Ave.) we host meditation instruction, 2, 20 minute periods of sitting and a reading and discussion or dharma talk. Every 2nd Wednesday the Young Sangha meets upstairs, at 2288 Fulton St. for discussion, food and beverages.

    6:30 Meditation Instruction (2177 Bancroft Ave.)
    7-7:45 Sitting and Walking Meditation
    7:50 Reading/Discussion/Dharma talk (every Wednesday) or
    8:00 Young Sangha (20s and 30s) meeting (2nd Wednesday of the month, upstairs at 2288 Fulton St.)
    Contact ljcanney at gmail dot com or call at 510-499-6382,

  • San Francisco Women's Group
    All ages, including many in their 20's and 30's. All levels of practice experience welcomed. Group is not closed. Silent and guided meditation; half and one-day retreats. Includes text or book study and setting practice intentions for the weeks in between sits. Facilitator-led.

    First and third Tuesdays each month, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. (OK to arrive late)
    Richmond District, San Francisco
    Please contact D'vorah Rose at 650-462-1026 or

  • Gathering in the Mystery (led by Tobin Giblin)
    tuesdays 7:30 to 9:00pm
    360 Redwood, San Anselmo
    (from downtown San Anselmo, take Center St. toward Fairfax, turn left on Saunders (a concrete sign on left says 'Yolanda Station'). Go straight onto Redwood and follow it up to #360 on the right.) 415.789.8423

  • Integral Life Practice Meditation Group
    3 Wednesdays a Month, 7:00 to 9:00pm
    2169 Union Street @ Fillmore
    San Francisco
    please call before arriving
    contact Jonathan Gustin, 415-460-9292

Please send an email to sangha108 [AT] bayas [DOT] info if there is another sitting group that you would like listed