In response to unfolding conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020-2021 Buddhist Chaplaincy program will be offered exclusively online, via Zoom.
Friday classes are held in Redwood City, CA at Insight Meditation Center, a serene, spacious, comfortable dharma center with street parking and outdoor seating for the lunch break. The center is located about thirty miles south of San Francisco and is a twenty-minute drive from San Francisco Airport. The address is 108 Birch Street, a map is below. Directions can be found on their website here. Participants are encouraged to arrive 10 to 15 minutes early to park and to settle in to the peacefulness of Insight Meditation Center. Meditation cushions are available. As there is no food service on the premises, most people bring a bag lunch. Overnight Accommodations Each year, several participants travel from long distances (i.e. Washington, Oregon, Arizona, Southern California) to attend our Friday classes. Several reasonably priced motels are within 1-2 miles of the Insight Meditation Center, on El Camino Real. For a selection of motels and reviews, check Yelp or Trip Advisor.