Prayers for World Peace
teachings based on How to Transform Your Life by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
June 3: Special class on emptiness with visiting teacher Gen Kelsang Chokyan
June 10: Helping from our heart, without burn out with Kathleen Thurston
June 17: Preventing our own future suffering through self compassion with Kathleen Thurston
June 24: Learning to bear adversity with courage with Jonathan Walther
July 1: A new vision: Imagining freedom from suffering
July 8: A special meditation method for dealing with our difficulties
July 15: Meditation on giving love and happiness
July 22: Giving help to others, including animals
July 29: Using our breath to heal our body and mind
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 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 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 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.