Help Against the Stream open their new San Francisco meditation center

Via Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society: “For over a decade, people from all over the Bay Area have been getting together every Friday to sit in silent meditation and learn from a phenomenal group of dharma teachers including Vinny Ferraro, Gene Lushtak, Matthew Brensilver, Megan Cowan, and more. If you’ve meditated with us over the last couple of years, you know this well: We’re packed to capacity! To help keep up with our growing community, we’ve added two new weekly meditation groups and launched several weekly Refuge Recovery meetings to offer our community a Buddhist approach to recovery from addiction. But the final piece of the puzzle is to bring all this and more under one roof.” And that’s the goal of Against the Stream’s new IndieGogo campaign, which will open the doors to a brand new center in San Francisco.

Visit the IndieGogo campaign here to donate now.  Against the Stream needs to raise $30,000 — so every dollar helps, and every extra dollar raised can be used for needed finishing touches, meditation cushions, and more.

Also, take a look at the commentary in the current issue of Buddhadharma, in which Noah Levine, whose book Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Recovering from Addiction was published in June, takes sanghas to task for not upholding the fifth precept.