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The Science of Awakening the Heart
5 week series starting Monday, March 12
with Kelsang Shinchok, Kadampa Buddhist teacher and nun

KMC San Francisco
3324 17th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

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With easy, accessible instructions this class will offer an opportunity to take what you learn and practice with us “off of the cushion and out into the world.”

In this series, we will explore the 2,500-year-old practice of meditation taught by Buddha in a caring and curious way for the modern world. We will explore the meditations on the stages of the path to enlightenment and meditate on the appreciation of the preciousness of our human life, become more comfortable with our death, develop equanimity with regards to the difficulties of modern life and awaken the heart.

Cost: $10 (50% discount for seniors 62+ and students.  No one turned away for lack of funds). No pre-registration necessary.

This five-week series will include guided sitting meditations, Dharma talks and opportunities for questions and answers.

Based on the content of this program, you will be able to:

  • Identify the definition of meditation and how to practice and develop mindfulness and concentration
  • Have the chance to create a joyful, happier presence in your daily life
  • Learn how meditation helps us recognize impulses of attachment and aversion
  • Develop a meditation practice that helps reduce habitual tendencies and cultivate innate states of well-being
  • Begin to see and gain freedom from rigidity and clinging through a bigger perspective

We offer a friendly, open environment in which to explore meditation and the qualities it can bring to your life.

This class series is suitable for beginners and experienced meditators.

These classes are offered as a series, but they are also self-contained and can be taken individually. Please feel free to drop in on a class-by-class basis. Everyone is welcome.


Kelsang Shinchok is on the Teacher Training Program at KMC San Francisco.  She has traveled extensively to receive Kadampa Buddhist teachings and empowerments.  Kelsang Shinchok is known for her uplifting, spiritual presence, and practical, positive approach to Dharma.

More info: epc@MeditateInSanFrancisco.org / (415) 503-1187

KMC San Francisco is a member of the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union