Friday classes are held in Redwood City, CA at Insight Meditation Center, a serene, spacious, comfortable dharma center with street parking and outdoor seating for the lunch break. The center is located about thirty miles south of San Francisco and is a twenty-minute drive from San Francisco Airport. The address is 108 Birch Street, a map is below. Directions can be found on their website here.
Participants are encouraged to arrive 15 to 20 minutes early to park and to settle into the peacefulness of Insight Meditation Center. Meditation cushions are available. As there is no food service on the premises, most people bring a bag lunch.
9/2/21 UPDATE: Given the current status of the pandemic and its variant forms, we have decided to conduct our first workshop on September 17 in a remote format via Zoom. Regarding the October through July workshops, our hope and intention is to meet in person as originally planned. Hopefully the risks of meeting in person will have abated and we will be able to offer a safe and healthy learning environment.
Each year, several participants travel from long distances (i.e. Washington, Oregon, Arizona, Southern California) to attend our Friday classes. Several reasonably priced motels are within 1-2 miles of the Insight Meditation Center, on El Camino Real. For a selection of motels and reviews, check Yelp or Trip Advisor.