Soul Food

Donation-Based Meditation Group

Thursdays, 6:15 PM     |     Trinity St. Peter’s, 1620 Gough St, San Francisco   |     $10-$20 Suggested Donation

Soul Food is a meditation group that reflects San Francisco’s beautiful diversity—a mosaic of diverse ages, races, gender and sexual orientations.People from every faith and spiritual tradition are welcome as are those who identify as atheist and agnostic. 

New to meditation?
We will teach you how.

Been sitting for a while? 
We hope you will come sit with us.

Uncomfortable sitting on the floor? 
Let us get you a chair.

Frequent Questions

While the class starts promptly at 6:15 PM, we recommend you arrive by 6pm

If you plan to sit on the floor, you may want to bring a blanket and a meditation cushion or bench.  Chairs are available if you prefer not to sit on the floor.

We suggest a donation of $12 – $25.  That said, whatever you can offer will be gratefully received.  If you cannot afford to donate money, simply pay it forward in your community by offering an act of kindness.

We welcome everyone.  If you don’t know how to meditate, Darren will teach you a simple technique.  If you have an established practice you can use whatever technique you like.

Meditation is a practice.  One doesn’t need to believe anything or change an existing belief  system in order to benefit from meditation.  That said, some people of faith find that a quiet mind can complement their faith.


We highly recommend registering online if possible.

Meditation is safe for almost everyone.   If you are being treated for a medical or psychiatric issues, you should speak with your healthcare provider before starting a meditation practice.  Meditation can be a great complement to medical appropriate medical care but it is never a replacement for it.

At the start of each group, Darren Main will give some simple instructions on how to meditate for those new to the practice.   After that we will sit for about 30 minutes and have time for discussion after. 

We center each group around a theme and questions and comments often focus on that topic.

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