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Prayers for World Peace



teachings based on How to Transform Your Life by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Sundays, 11:00-am-12:15pm
with Kadampa Buddhist Teachers
Kathleen Thurston, Julia Morales and Jonathan Walther
Everybody needs to be good-natured with a good heart, because in this way we can solve our own problems, learn to help others, and we can make our human life meaningful.
Our Sunday drop-in meditation classes include guided meditations and a teaching on a Buddhist topic based on “How to Transform Your Life” by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. In these classes, we can learn and practice essential meditation techniques, reduce stress, and gradually learn how to reduce our own and others suffering.


Sundays 11:00am-12:15pm

Inner Buddhist technology: A path to happiness

September 2: Appreciating your own life with Jonathan Walther
September 9: Transforming your death with Kathleen Thurston
September 16: Creating permanent inner protection with Kathleen Thurston
September 23: Karma: Understanding your past and creating your future with Kathleen Thurston
September 30: Traveling towards freedom from suffering now and in the future with Kathleen Thurston
October 7: Eliminating the main cause of suffering
October 14: Following a path to inner and outer peace
October 21: A special method for loving others, even the difficult ones
October 28: How to have joyful guilt free compassion
November 4: Having a good heart and being courageous in the modern world
November 11: Living your daily life heroically
November 18: Peacefully abiding in the true nature of reality

Classes ongoing!


Kathleen Thurston

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

Jonathan Walther

Jonathon is currently enrolled in the Foundation Program at KMC San Francisco.  Jonathon currently teaches in Bernal Heights, San Bruno County Jail and at KMC SF.

Julia Morales

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

Ellen Matthews

Ellen has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism since 1998 and is studying on the Teacher Training Program.  She is well-loved for her warm and engaging teachings.


KMC San Francisco

3324 17th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

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(415) 503-1187



50% discount for seniors 62+ and students

Drop in at any time during the series; no need to pre-register.  No one turned away for lack of funds

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