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New Series: Modern Buddhism: The Science of Happiness


Based on the book Modern Buddhism by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso .

Available as a free download: http://eModernBuddhism.com

Modern Buddhism provides inner scientific methods for improving the quality of our mind and life. It is a unique, practical presentation of Buddhism, modern yet preserving the authenticity and original meaning of these profound teachings.

Through gaining experience of these methods you can:

—Overcome your anger, attachment, and discouragement

—Increase your compassion and wisdom

—Bring great benefit to your family and friends

Our Sunday drop-in meditation classes include guided meditations and a teaching on a Buddhist topic based on the books written by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. In these classes, we can learn and practice essential meditation techniques, reduce stress, and gradually learn how to reduce our own and others suffering.

These drop-in classes explore meditation and modern Buddhist practices for improving our happiness, relationships, and ability to transform problems into opportunities. The classes are suitable for everyone and consist of guided meditations, teaching and discussion. Each class is self-contained, so drop in anytime. There is no need to pre-register or bring anything. Everyone is welcome!

Class Topics

October 27: Scientific Buddhism: Developing the Capacity of our Mind with Jesse Woodward

November 3: Putting Buddhism into practice: The Power to Solve Problems with Suzanne Hall

November 10: What is Buddhism and Can it Help us in our Daily Life? with Jesse Woodward

November 17:  Making a Personal Connection with Buddhism with Suzanne Hall

November 24:  What is the mind? Is it the Creator of All? with Ellen Matthews

More info: (415) 503-1187


Jesse Woodward

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.

Ellen Matthews

Ellen has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism since 1998 and has studied on the teacher training program for many years. She is deeply appreciated for the warmth and practicality of her teachings.

Suzanne Hall

Suzanne Hall has been studying Kadampa Buddhism for 6 years and is currently a student in the Foundation Program in San Francisco. She has been teaching the General Program in Hayward class for over a year. She is appreciated for her caring and sincerity.


The Historic Linekin Building

22248 Main Street
Hayward, CA 94541


$15 per class or $50/4 classes

We are a non-profit organization funded by class fees and donations. Any profits go to the International Temples Project for World Peace.