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Prayers for World Peace

Our Sunday drop-in meditation classes include guided meditations, short prayers dedicated to world peace, and a teaching on a Buddhist topic. In these classes, we can learn and practice essential meditation techniques, reduce stress, and develop lasting happiness. In so doing, we can find real inner peace within our own hearts and in this way contribute to world peace.

See below for class schedule.


Sundays 11:00am-12:30pm


**May 7:  Special Teaching with visiting teacher,

Kadam Lucy James, Resident Teacher, KMC CO

May 14:  PUBLIC TALK: Special Mother’s Day Teaching with Gen Kelsang Choma
May 21: Awakening Our Potential  with Kathleen Thurston
May 28:  The Way to Peace with Kathleen Thurston
June 4:  Deep Problem Solving with Julia Morales
June 11:  Cutting Thru Spiritual Confusion with Julia Morales

Start from the beginning of the 21 Lamrim Meditation series

June 18:  Exploring Our Good Fortune with Julia Morales
June 25:  Making Every Moment Count with Julia Morales
Classes ongoing!


Kathleen Thurston

Kathleen has been a student of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso since 2000, has taught Kadampa Buddhism in San Francisco and Marin for several years. She is appreciated for her warmth, clarity, and love of the Buddhist teachings.

Jonathon Walther

Jonathon is currently enrolled in the Foundation Program at KMC San Francisco.  He enjoys pujas, the wisdom teachings, and views teaching as a wonderful extension of his Kadampa studies. Jonathon teaches in Bernal Heights and at KMC SF.

Julia Morales

Julia is currently enrolled in the Foundation Program at KMC San Francisco and has travelled extensively for teachings and empowerments.  She is known for her enthusiasm, dedication, compassion and sharing spirit.

Ellen Matthews

Ellen is a retired lawyer and college teacher (philosophy) who has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism since 1998 and is  studying on the teacher training program.  She has retained a beginner’s love of the dharma all these years and enjoys relating this ancient, wise, and magical tradition to some current findings of brain science.


KMC San Francisco

3324 17th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

(415) 503-1187


By Donation

Drop in at any time during the series; no need to pre-register.

We are a non-profit organization funded by class fees and donations. Any profits go towards supporting the International Temples Project for World Peace.