Upcoming Event

Four Noble Truths Exploration

Tuesday Evenings:

April 23 – Main Hall upstairs
May 7 – Main Hall upstairs
May 21 – Music Room downstairs
June 4 – Main Hall upstairs
7:00pm – 9:00pm

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The Metta Dharma Foundation, located in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area, is dedicated to the study and practice of Buddhist meditation and the integration and application of Buddhist teachings in all aspects of our lives. Our classes and programs are based in the Buddha’s teachings in the Pali discourses.

We strive to support practitioners to live with wisdom, compassion and peace through foundational teachings and practices of Moral Conduct, Mental Calm and Insight Meditation, Generosity and Lovingkindness.


The Metta Dharma Foundation is guided by the basic core values of harmonious living through moral conduct, opening our hearts through lovingkindness, compassion, sympathetic joy and equanimity, and the wisdom practices of vipassana (insight) and concentration meditation.

We offer a variety of programs and activities, which include regular weekly gatherings for meditation, dharma talks and discussion, and various classes, daylong meditation and study retreats

Ongoing Events

Weekly Meditation Group
Wednesday evenings | 7:15pm – 9:15pm
Led by Richard Shankman
Meditation, Dharma Talk and Discussion

Monthly Meditation Practice and Study Daylong
Saturday May 18th | 9am – 4pm
Silent Meditation Practice, with some meditation instruction and dharma talks

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