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Tuesday Night General Program (GP)

June: Attaining Emotional Freedom through Wisdom

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Our Tuesday evening drop-in meditation classes provide a basic introduction to Buddhist teachings and meditation that are suitable for beginners and experienced meditators. Each month we explore a new topic from Buddha’s teachings and learn how to practically apply it in our daily lives.
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.

Every class begins with a relaxation meditation and includes a teaching, a guided meditation on the topic, discussion and Q&A. Refreshments and treats are provided after class.

June: Attaining Emotional Freedom through Wisdom

Taking Buddha’s teachings on the ultimate nature of reality – emptiness – to heart will revolutionize our lives. The understanding that things do not exist outside the mind, but only relative to the mind, will empower us to be able to fulfill our wishes, especially our deepest wishes for lasting happiness and a meaningful, beneficial life. In this month long course, Gen Choma will demonstrate how this profound understanding can be integrated into our lives simply and directly, enabling us to let go fully of our unhappy thoughts and self-limiting tendencies. This meditation will help us in every facet of our

“With emptiness, anything is possible.” Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

No special clothing is required. No pre-registration required.

Everyone welcome.

**On the first Tuesday of every month, please join us for “happy half-hour”.  See details below.



Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30pm

JUNE: Attaining Emotional Freedom through Wisdom


Healing Anxiety Public Talk
with guest teacher, Gen Kelsang Chokyan

6:30-7:00pm Refreshments
7:00-8:30pm Public Talk
8:30-9:00pm Temple Celebration

More information

June 12: Who are you really: letting go of limitations
June 19: Relating to our world with joy, lightness and flexibility
June 26: Happiness through the practice of emptiness in our daily lives with Jesse Woodward

JULY: How to Transform Your Life in the Present Moment

July 3: Preventing our own future suffering through self compassion with Ellen Matthews
July 10: Learning to bear adversity with courage with Jesse Woodward
July 17: A new vision: Imagining freedom from suffering with Jesse Woodward
July 24: A special meditation method for dealing with our difficulties with Gunther Huang
July 31: Meditation on giving love and happiness with Gunther Huang

August 7: Giving help to others, including animals with Gunther Huang



Gen Kelsang Choma

Resident Teacher, 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.


KMC San Francisco

3324 17th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

(415) 503-1187


Cost: $15 per class or $50/4-class pass

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 to the International Temples Project for World Peace.