KMC San Francisco Annual Fundraiser
Saturday, May 6, 6:00-7:30pm
KMC San Francisco
San Francisco, CA 94110
For over 25 years, Kadampa Meditation Center San Francisco has offered classes in San Francisco and surrounding communities, helping people of all ages and all walks of life discover inner peace through meditation. Based on the books by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, we present Buddha\’s teachings in an accessible manner that can easily be integrated into our busy, modern lives.
On May 6th, KMC San Francisco will be holding our Annual Fundraiser, An Evening of Benefit and Bliss. Funds raised at this event will help us to continue to offer a wide range of educational programs
The evening will include delicious treats, a sale of beautiful Buddhist thangkas, and a silent auction. If you would like to donate an item to our auction, please get in touch with our Admin Director by writing admin@MeditateInTheBayArea.org
CENTERED IN THE SOLUTION: A Course on Sutra and Tantra
Saturday, May 6, 2:00-5:00pm
with Kadam Lucy James
Resident Teacher, KMC Colorado
Cost: $30 Workshop
TO REGISTER: click here
Please also join Kadam Lucy James at KMC San Francisco on Sunday, May 7, 11:00am-12:30pm for Prayers for World Peace.
We all work hard to be free from problems and pain, and Buddha described how it is possible to completely end both our own and others’ suffering. To do this, however, it is not enough to just keep patching things up – we need a much bigger vision. We need to focus on our problems in the context of being centered in the solution.
The main solution is that everything depends on the mind, so if we can change our mind, we can change everything. Within both his Sutra and Tantra teachings, Buddha explains how to swiftly let go of mental limitations and come to enjoy and identify with our own and others’ potential for freedom and happiness. This tried-and-tested spiritual approach profoundly changes our mind for the better, in order to bring about lasting improvement in our lives.
This accessible course will be practical and inspiring for everyone, regardless of previous meditation experience.
2:00-3:15pm – Session 1
3:15-3:45pm – Break
3:45-5:00pm – Session 2
Adult/$30, Children 0-8/free, Children 9-15/$15
Join us for some wonderful teachings with Kadam Lucy James in a beautiful Buddhist temple in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District. The workshop will be followed by “An Evening of Bliss and Benefit”, a festive fundraiser party, celebrating Kadampa Buddhism in the Bay Area. This event will include hors d’oeuvres, refreshments, a silent auction and a great gathering of community! Please note that tickets for the fundraiser are a separate fee from the workshop.
ABOUT THE TEACHER
Kadam Lucy James is the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Buddhism in Colorado. She is a close disciple of the Founder of the New Kadampa Tradition, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, having first met him in 1981 and worked closely with him.
One of the senior teachers of Kadampa Buddhism, Kadam Lucy has taught extensively in England, Florida, and San Francisco, and helped set up many thriving Buddhist meditation centers in the past 34 years. She is regularly invited to teach courses around the United States and United Kingdom due to her skill in presenting both simple and profound subjects with great clarity.
Her main job for many years was also to help edit and produce Geshe Kelsang’s books. Until quite recently, she was on a long meditation retreat.
Kadam Lucy is appreciated for her deep experience, clear mind, and inspiring yet practical presentation of Buddha’s teachings and meditations, showing how to make these immediately effective in our modern daily lives.