Oct 27, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017

Booking information

30 $
A $30.00 preregistration fee is required. This reserves your space and goes towards providing meals for the weekend which the MCC will provide. The Weekend Retreat is offered on a Dana/Donation basis. There is an opportunity for Teacher dana/donation at the end of the retreat. You may use the donation button on our website if you wish to include teacher dana/donation ahead of time.


Weekend Urban Dharma Meditation Retreat: We Begin Friday at 7:00pm.
October 27th, 28th & 29th: 3-Day, 2-Night Retreat in San Francisco.

Registration is required for attending this weekend meditation retreat.

*Attendees of the retreat are able to sleep at home each evening and return in the morning back to the MCC.

This 3-day retreat is a wonderful opportunity for a silent meditation weekend city retreat. We ask that you commit to attending the full retreat and not be involved in any outside activities plus set aside other obligations. Allowing yourself time to come inward for a wonderful self-practice.

The weekend retreat combines sitting and walking meditation along with dharma reflections, question and answer periods, plus an opportunity for personal practice support if needed. People are often unable to find the time to take a 7-Day or 10-Day Retreat, or perhaps this is your first chance to attend a longer retreat other than an evening meditation or daylong.

The Weekend Retreat is offered on a dana/donation basis. There is an opportunity for Teacher donation at the end of the retreat.

A $30.00 preregistration fee is required. This reserves your space and goes towards providing meals for the weekend which the MCC will provide.

Retreat Times:
Friday: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday: 9:30am - 9:30pm (includes lunch and dinner meal)
Sunday: 9:30am - 3:30pm (includes brunch)

Yvonne Gingsberg began practicing Vipassana meditation in 1970 with V. R. Dhiravamsa. Yvonne organized the Vipassana Fellowship East in 1972 and has taught many weekend and three-month retreats. She has taught undergraduate psychology at Yale University and has worked as a therapist for 35 years in the San Francisco/Marin County area. She has lead the Mission Dharma sitting group on many occasions over the last eleven years and co-taught Search Inside Yourself, seven week courses at Google for six years. . Yvonne is also the producer/director of a documentary distributed by PBS entitled, "Landmines of the Heart" which is a meditation on reconciliation through the story of Cambodia and Maha Ghosananda.

Rik Center is Co-Founder and lead teacher of the MCC/Mindfulness Care Center, plus he is an SE/Somatic Experiencing Stress and Trauma Counselor/Practitioner, Mindfulness Meditation Teacher and serves as a Buddhist/Interfaith Chaplain at San Francisco General Hospital. He has a private counseling practice that focuses on healing high levels of stress, unresolved traumatic anxiety and PTSD along with offering grief and spiritual counseling. Rik began a Buddhist mindful meditation practice in the late 80’s and for the past 10 years he has lead an ongoing Tuesday Evening meditation class. Rik has practiced and sat over 365 days in meditation retreats over years.




Upcoming Events


Tue, 09/25/18 7:00pm - 8:45pm


Tue, 10/02/18 7:00pm - 8:45pm


Tue, 10/09/18 7:00pm - 8:45pm


Mon, 10/15/18 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Please keep perfumes, oils and scents to a minimum. We have people who are sensitive to chemicals and odors attending our classes. We appreciate your cooperation.