Sponsors and Partners


Tricycle: The Buddhist Review is the leading independent journal of Buddhism in the West. By remaining unaffiliated with any particular teacher, sect, or lineage, Tricycle provides a unique and independent public forum for exploring Buddhism, establishing a dialogue between Buddhism and the broader culture, and introducing Buddhist thinking to Western disciplines. Visit tricycle.com to read the magazine as well as our Tricycle Teachings e-books, participate in online retreats with contemporary teachers, and enjoy our other online offerings.



San Francisco Zen Center is a vibrant community of practitioners representing one of the largest Buddhist sanghas outside of Asia. Rooted in the teachings of the Buddha through the lineage of our founder, Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, we aim to make accessible and embody the wisdom and compassion of the Buddha. We offer daily meditation, regular monastic retreats, classes, lectures, and workshops at our centers in San Francisco, the Marin shoreline and the Ventana Wilderness. See www.sfzc.org.


UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

At the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, we offer a dynamic approach to health, healing and prevention by integrating modern medicine with established health practices from around the world, through our research, education and clinic. Our practitioners are trained in both conventional and complementary therapies and offer a professionally guided, whole-person approach to your health care. We invite you to explore the services, treatments and therapies offered in our clinical practice and group class settings at www.osher.ucsf.edu


The Frederick P. Lenz Foundation for American Buddhism

The Foundation’s long-range aim is to foster the growth and development of an authentic American Buddhism that takes its inspiration from the wisdom traditions of the East but adopts new forms, new approaches, and new applications that are uniquely suited to contemporary American society and culture. By developing and strengthening the emerging community of American Buddhist organizations, we seek to give birth to an American society that reflects the universal Buddhist values of compassion, mindfulness and wakefulness.




The Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB) was founded in 1969. The goals of the association are to promote a new understanding of biofeedback and advance the methods used in this practice. AAPB’s mission is to advance the development, dissemination and utilization of knowledge about applied psychophysiology and biofeedback to improve health and the quality of life through research, education and practice.



Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) investigates methods for cultivating compassion and promoting altruism within individuals and society through rigorous research, scientific collaborations, and academic conferences. In addition, CCARE provides a compassion cultivation program and teacher training as well as educational public events and programs.



Parallax Press is a nonprofit publisher, founded and inspired by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, based in Berkeley, California. We publish books on mindfulness in daily life and are committed to making these teachings accessible to everyone and preserving them for future generations. We do this work to alleviate suffering and contribute to a more just and joyful world.



The mission of AMRA is to support empirical and conceptual efforts to establish an evidence base for the process, practice, and construct of mindfulness; promote best standards for and ethical use of mindfulness research and applications; and facilitate mindfulness-related dialogue and discovery. AMRA serves as a professional resource to the sciences and humanities, practice communities, and the broader public. Resources offered by AMRA include professional and affiliate membership and networks, monthly research bulletins, a database and resource repository, training and educational support, and communication channels to support mindfulness research and practice. See goamra.org.



The Institute of Buddhist Studies offers graduate level, academic study in the full range of Buddhist teachings. IBS was founded in 1949 by the Buddhist Churches of America, and provides ministerial education in the Pure Land Buddhist tradition of Shinran Shonin. In addition to academic and ministerial education, the IBS offers a program in Buddhist chaplaincy. The IBS is affiliated with the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, Ryukoku University, Kyoto, and Dharma Drum Buddhist College, Taiwan.




Mangalam Research Center for Buddhist Languages explores ways to communicate the full meaning of Buddhist teachings. Toward this end it cooperates with established institutions of higher learning, scholars, and students. Its research projects and initiatives focus on issues related to translation. They actively investigate both contemporary and classical fields of knowledge and styles of expression, from philosophy and psychology to science, art, and theology, as potential vehicles for facilitating dialog with the Buddhist tradition.



The Greater Good Science Center studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being, and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient, and compassionate society.







California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) is an internationally recognized leader in integral education. CIIS has an enrollment of 1,400 students pursuing degrees in a variety of academic programs in its schools of Consciousness and Transformation, Professional Psychology and Health, and Undergraduate Studies. The University also provides low-cost mental health services to the San Francisco Bay Area through its six award-winning counseling centers. CIIS is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).




Insight Meditation South Bay (IMSB) is a Buddhist meditation center in Silicon Valley. IMSB offers mindfulness-based meditation practices to awaken heart and mind, and to support the development of ethical living, meditation, and wisdom.





The Institute for Holistic Health Studies (IHHS) is dedicated to providing San Francisco State University and the broader community with a deeper understanding of health and healing from a holistic perspective, integrating interdisciplinary ideas and practices from around the world. IHHS is committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service, and to the dissemination of innovative health promotion curricula in higher education.


Karuna Buddhist Vihara

Karuna Buddhist Vihara (Compassion Monastery) was founded in 2012 as a Theravada Buddhist Monastery. We are formally incorporated as a non-profit Buddhist church in the state of California. We offer Buddhist teachings and techniques for practical application in daily life through talks, workshops and retreats. We also provide spiritual guidance and support for life’s transitions and problems based on the wisdom of the Buddha. Our resident community engages in bhikkhuni training that emphasizes developing a solid a foundation in knowledge of the Pali Canon, meditation practice and the skills for living together happily.


Tibet House US

Tibet House US, founded in 1987, is dedicated to preserving Tibet’s unique culture at a time when it is confronted with extinction on its own soil. By presenting Tibetan civilization and its profound wisdom, beauty, and special art of freedom to the people of the world, we hope to inspire others to join the effort to protect and save it. Tibet House US is the cultural center of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and part of a worldwide network of Tibetan institutions committed to ensuring that the light of the Tibetan spirit never disappears from the face of this earth. For information, visit: tibethouse.us





Founded in 1993, Meridian University offers degree programs that educate students to engage the professions of Psychology, Business, and Education in creative and transformative ways. These degree programs provide a cumulative, emergent, and integrated curriculum, empowering the student’s transformation both personally and professionally.