Living the Dharma in Daily Life
Marin Sangha is an insight meditation (vipassana)
group in Northern California
dedicated to offering the teachings of the Buddha and
guidance in Buddhist spiritual discipline
with an emphasis on direct experience and a special focus on
living the dharma in daily life.
Marin Sangha was established in 1998 with just a dozen members;
we now have over one hundred regular participants.
Sangha means community.
The Marin Sangha holds the intention of building community
by creating a space where dharma students may gather to
explore the unfolding of the teachings in their lives in a safe
and welcoming environment.
Everyone who attends is a valued member with a place in our community.
This is an open group.
People with all levels of meditation experience are invited to attend.
New students are especially welcome.
Sundays, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
St. Luke Presbyterian Church
10 Bayview Drive
San Rafael, CA 94901
Click here for directions
Chairs are provided, but bring your own meditation cushions.
Dana (generosity) Practice
In the Buddhist tradition,
the teachings are given freely because they are considered priceless;
therefore, there is no fee for attending the Marin Sangha
weekly meditation meeting.
However, in the Buddhist tradition we also practice dana,
or generosity, by giving offerings in gratitude for the Dharma.
Dana is not payment for goods or services rendered;
it is given from the heart.
Your generosity is a gift that supports the
Sangha, the larger Dharma community,
and your own spiritual practice.
Dana also pays for our rent, insurance, and other operational
A substantial amount of effort goes into ensuring that each
meeting goes smoothly. Sangha members are encouraged to volunteer
to help set up before the meeting and straighten up afterwards.
You may help on a regular or occasional basis.
Jobs include setting up chairs, hanging Buddha's portraits,
greeting new sangha members, and more.
This is another opportunity to make friends, practice dana,
and participate in the Sangha.