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Empathy and Emptiness: Day Away Retreat with Kadam Lucy James

Saturday, November 17 (Intro Talk, Fri, Nov 16 at KMC SF)
with Kadam Lucy James
Resident Teacher, KMC Colorado

Hidden Villa, Dana Center
26870 Moody Road
Los Altos Hills, CA

To register, click here

Introduction to retreat at KMC San Francisco on Friday, November 16, 7:00-8:30pm.  3324 17th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

More info on Nov 18, Free Public Talk and Evening Fundraiser, click here

Love is the key to our own happiness and fulfillment. It is also the key to truly helping others and our world. But for authentic and unconditional love, we need wisdom. Buddha’s teachings on interdependence and selflessness allow us to let go our our self-centered approach to life and open our hearts — truly empathizing with others. Our love can flow naturally and easily just by changing our limited, inaccurate view of self and others. We will explore how Buddha’s teachings on compassion and wisdom complement each other, like two wings of a bird flying us to lasting freedom and happiness.

COST: $60 Intro and retreat.  $15 Intro only.  $50 Retreat only.

Please also join Kadam Lucy James at KMC San Francisco on Sunday, November 18, 4:00-5:30pm for a Public Talk


Intro talk: Friday, November 16 7:00 – 8:30pm (at KMC SF, 3324 17th St, SF)

Day retreat: Saturday, November 17 9:30am – 6:00pm (Hidden Villa Retreat Center Dana Center, 26870 Moody Road Los Altos Hills, CA)

  • 9:30am Registration
  • 10:00 – 11:15am Session One
  • 11:45am – 1:00pm Session Two
  • 1:00 – 3:30pm Lunch & Break
  • 3:30 – 5:00pm Session Three
  • 5:15 – 6:00pm Q&A


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.

Ignite Your Potential: Meditation, Mindfulness, and the Unlimited Nature of Your Mind – Public Talk with Kadam Lucy James

Sunday, November 18, 4:00-5:30pm

KMC San Francisco
3324-17th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

KMC San Francisco Annual Fundraiser with Kadam Lucy James

Sunday, November 18, 6:30-8:00 pm.

KMC San Francisco
3324-17th Street
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.

KMC San Francisco will be holding our Annual Fundraiser which will help us to continue to offer a wide range of educational programs