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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

January 5: What does our Future Hold and How to Avoid Future Suffering with Ellen Matthews

January 12: Finding Real Protection and Refuge from Suffering with Suzanne Hall

January 19: What is Karma and How can it Help us Control our Future? with Ellen Matthews

January 26: What we Should Know: The Truth about Suffering with Suzanne Hall

February 2: What we Should Know: What Causes Suffering?  with Suzanne Hall

February 9: What we Should Abandon: Letting go of the Origins of our Suffering  with Suzanne Hall

February 16:  What we Should Practice: Walking the Path to Liberation with Jesse Woodward

February 23:  The Supreme Good Heart: Bodhichitta  with Suzanne Hall

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.