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Welcome to Maha Bodhi

Maha Bodhi Zen Center is a Buddhist Temple for those who want to achieve great compassion and true peace of mind.


Come by for a Sit

Weekly Schedule

Join us for meditation and chanting on Sunday mornings from 8:00-9:00.

Please R.S.V.P. if you plan to attend.


RSVP for Weekly Meditation

Half-Day Meditation Retreats


Maha Bodhi Zen Center hosts monthly half-day retreats, a gentle yet powerful introduction to Buddhism.  If you have never done meditation with us, please plan to arrive 15 minutes early for a quick orientation.

Cost is $40.00 (To secure a spot, please prepay your non-refundable tuition online via Paypal or send a check to our mailing address.)


Retreat Dates

To view the complete retreat schedule for 2015 click here.

Half-day Meditation Schedule

Next Retreat: Sunday, October 11

Half-day Meditation Schedule

08:00–08:30am Chanting
08:30–10:30am Zazen (Meditation)
10:30–11:00am Tea, Dharma Talk

COST: $40.00
LOCATION: 4831 Geary Blvd.
PHONE: 415-753-9034

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Make a Donation

To support the vision and activity of Mahayana Buddhism in America, please feel free to volunteer.

Checks payable to Maha Bodhi Zen Center can be mailed to:

Maha Bodhi Zen Center
P.O. Box 210670
San Francisco, CA 94121


Donate Online

Donations are used for such things as rent, instruments, furniture and supplies for the meditation hall.
Larger donations are applied to a savings fund dedicated to the purchase of a building for spiritual practice.

Maha Bodhi Zen Center is an approved not-for-profit corporation.
Therefore, financial contributions made to the Zen Center are tax-deductible.


We humbly request that regular members make a monthly donation of $40.00 or a drop-in donation of $10.00 for rent and supplies like tea, candles, flowers, incense and web-hosting fees, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

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Contact Information

To learn more about Maha Bodhi Zen Center or Zen practice, please call: 415-753-9034.

You can also contact us by email:

Our mailing address is:

Maha Bodhi Zen Center
P.O. Box 210670
San Francisco, CA 94121