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Gen Kelsang Choma

Resident Teacher at KMC San Francisco

Gen Kelsang Choma is senior Teacher and Buddhist nun with the New Kadampa Tradition of Modern Buddhism; she has studied extensively on the Teacher Training Program for over 25 years and is qualified to teach both Sutra and Tantra. She is the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center San Francisco and is invited to teach nationally.  People enjoy her teachings for their clarity and warmth.


Eva Brzeski

Wed Foundation Program teacher in San Francisco

Teacher for Sausalito branch

Eva Brzeski began studying and practicing Buddhist teachings in 2004. She is well-loved for her sincerity and warmth, and she shows the joy of living a spiritual life.


Kathleen Thurston

Teacher in San Francisco and Santa Rosa

Kathleen Thurston, a student of Geshe Kelsang 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.

Yenny Webb Vargas

Spanish class teacher in San Francisco

Yenny is currently enrolled on the Foundation Program at KMC SF and has been practicing since 2013. Her teachings are heart-warming, and full of wisdom and laughter. Her kindness and patience shines as she teaches in a lively, relaxing and meaningful way.

Yenny está actualmente inscrita en el Programa Fundamental en KMC SF y ha practicado desde el 2013. Sus enseñanzas son cálidas y están llenas de sabiduría y risa. Su bondad y paciencia brilla mientras enseña de una manera animada, relajante y significativa. Yenny es investigador estadístico asociado de Genentech.


Michèle Katrina Thorsen

Sunday meditation class teacher in Hayward

Michèle began her Dharma studies in Toronto in 1997, and has been studying at KMC San Francisco for the last 18 years. Michèle is appreciated for the clarity and warmth of her teachings.

Manlio Corradi

Spanish Class Teacher in San Francisco

Manlio Corradi began his Kadampa Buddhist practice in Florida in 2008, and moved to San Francisco in 2010. He is appreciated for his love of the Dharma and his clear, heartfelt teachings.

Manlio Corradi comenzó su práctica de  budismo Kadampa en Florida en 2008 y se mudó a San Francisco en 2010. Es apreciado por su amor por el Dharma y sus claras enseñanzas sinceras.

Jesse Woodward

Teacher in San Francisco

Jesse Woodward was introduced to Kadampa Buddhism in 2000 and has traveled extensively for teachings and retreats throughout the US. He is currently on the Foundation Program at KMC San Francisco.  Jesse teaches how to apply dharma to everyday life and is known for his sincerity.


Julia Morales

Teacher for the SF Downtown Branch Class and Prayers for World Peace

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.

Kelsang Shinchok

Monday Morning Meditations and Lunchtime Meditations

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.

Jonathan Walther

Prayers for World Peace Teacher in San Francisco

Jonathan Walther was  introduced to Kadampa Buddhism in 2009.   Jonathan is a student in Foundation Program and, currently, he teaches Prayers for World Peace and at other branches around the Bay Area.


Kristen Verrastro

20s/30s Meditation Class teacher in San Francisco

Kristen has been meditating for five years, and has been enrolled in the  Foundation Program at Kadampa Meditation Center San Francisco since 2013.  She is known for her sincerity, warmth, and practical knowledge of Dharma.

Ellen Matthews

Prayers for World Peace teacher in San Francisco

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 and is deeply appreciatied for the warmth of her teachings.