Sunday morning services at 11:00 am
2650 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA
guests are cordially invited ♦ free will offering
  • Closed for Veterans Day weekend

    Date: 11/10/2019

  • Poetry Festival

    Open Mike Community Event with Sally Love Saunders

    Date: 11/17/2019


    Come one and all and bring your friends, partners, and neighbors to a gathering in which favorite poems will be shared. Or you can come and simply listen and enjoy. The number of poems one can read will depend on the number of people attending who want to share their poetry. You may read one or more. The host, Sally Love Saunders, has a passion for poetry and gathering people around to write and read. Today we will simply read and listen. Hope to have you there!


    Sally Love Saunders is a widely published Poet, Poetry Therapist, Lecturer, Free-Lance Writer and Workshop Leader. Sally’s work has appeared in the New York Times, Times International, The London Times, The Denver Post, and among over three hundred fifty other anthologies, magazines and newspapers. She has received many prizes for her poetry.

    “A Johnny Appleseed Poet,” Sally has traveled all over the country running workshops. It is her absolute conviction that “Everyone is a Poet!” Sally has developed fun techniques to help individuals to get in touch with their own unique creativity.

  • An Introduction to Hindustani (North Indian) Classical Music

    with Aditya Das, Ashidhara Das, and Anoop Bhattacharjya on Tabla

    Date: 11/24/2019


    This program will start with a brief presentation on the Guru-Shishya Parampara: Cultural Ethos and Background of Indian Classical Music.

    The second part will include a formal lecture demonstration (Vocal) by Aditya Das with a presentation of Raga Bhimpalasi covering the Vilambit (Slow) Khyal in Ektaal (12 beats), Madhyalaya (Medium speed) Khyal in Teentaal (16 beats) and Drut (Fast) Khyal in Teentaal (16 beats), accompanied by Anoop Bhattacharjya on Tabla and a demonstration of Raga Bageshree by Ashidhara Das in a similar format.

    Aditya and Ashidhara Das were disciples of Shrimati Lakshmi Shankar ji until her passing away in December 2013 and are now students of Shrimati Shubhangi Sakhalkar. Anoop Bhattacharjya is a student of rhythm. All three are members of our CIF Family and a part of Bay Area Gitanjali.