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2019 SUMMER MEDITATION CAMPAIGN

June 16-August 25

Sponsored by Kadampa Meditation Center SF and local businesses – see updated list below.

This Summer 2019 KMC San Francisco is working with local businesses to bring basic meditation and more peace and clarity into what can often seem like a crazy and overstimulated world.   Please join us at one of the many locations around SF for a 15-20 minute free basic guided meditation suitable for everyone.

Meditation helps us to find quiet, peace and kindness inside our own mind. With practice, we can find and settle into this peaceful state regardless of external conditions. Contact:  epc@meditateinsanfrancisco.org, (415) 503-1187

SCHEDULE

Thursday, June 27 at 5:45pm: Corona Heights | enter at Museum and Randall Streets | with Sean Boyle

Tuesday, July 2 at 3pm: 100 1st Street Rooftop Garden with Alise Halbert

Thursday, July 18 at 12:30pm: Black Lockett Florist | 409 Cortland Ave (btw Bennington and Wool Streets) with Judith Sweet

Saturday, July 27 at 1:30:  Conservatory of Flowers Lawn Area | Golden Gate Park  | with Nancy Katongo. Picnic starts at 1pm.

Thursday August 8 at 5:30pm: African American Arts and Culture Complex | 762 Fulton St (btw Webster and Laguna | with Nancy Katongo

Sunday, August 18 at 1:30pm: Yerba Buena Gardens | Lawn area across from St. Paul’s Church on Mission Street | with Kathleen Thurston

Friday, August 23 at 1:30pm: SF LGBT Center | 1800 Market Street (@ Octavia Street) | with Kadampa Buddhist Teacher)

CANCELLED:  Saturday, August 24 at 6ish: Ocean Beach Bonfire with S’Mores

FAQ

WHAT WILL THE SESSION CONSIST OF AND HOW LONG WILL IT BE?

The 20-30 minute session will by guided by one of our Kadampa Buddhist teachers and will include:

  • Brief Introduction -meditation is a method to create peaceful states of mind – setting a good motivation
  • Simple Guided Meditation – relaxing the body and focusing on the breath
  • Conclusion – simple advice and encouragement on how to bring meditation experience into daily life

WHO CAN COME TO THE MEDITATION?

Everyone is welcome. Depending on location and space, we may request RSVPs.

IS THERE A COST?

Free.

DO I NEED TO WEAR ANYTHING SPECIAL?

Come as you are.  At most locations, chairs will be available.  Please check calendar for details.

INTERESTED IN HOSTING A POP-UP MEDITATION?

All that’s needed is some chairs and a space that can be somewhat quiet and undisturbed for about 20-30 minutes. Random noise from outside is no problem.

HOW WILL PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT THE POP-UP MEDITATION?

We will make publicity that you can approve with all dates and venues. It will be posted on Instagram, Facebook, SF FunCheap, Eventbrite and Spingo. If you are willing and/or able to post or let people know in any way, that would be wonderful.

WHAT IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A PUBLIC SPACE AVAILABLE BUT ARE INTERESTED IN MEDITATIONS FOR OUR ORGANIZATION?

No problem, KMC SF can provide a meditation teacher for you. Please contact Judith Sweet at epc@meditateinsanfrancisco.org.

ABOUT KMC SAN FRANCISCO

Kadampa Meditation Center San Francisco was established in 1991 by Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso to provide people in the Bay Area with the opportunity to learn about and practice Buddha’s teachings. Our Center is dedicated to the attainment of world peace by offering everyone the opportunity to develop lasting mental peace through our retreats, drop-in meditation classes, group prayers and workshops. The teachings and guided meditations are suitable for every level of interest and are offered in a clear and practical manner, enabling us to develop peace of mind and find the happiness and meaning we long for.

OTHER OUTREACH ACTIVITIES:

1) Free lunchtime meditations Monday-Thursday at our main location in the Mission;

2) Meditation classes to inmates at San Bruno Men’s Jail and SF Women’s Jail, at A Woman’s Place homeless drop-in center, and at St. Francis Memorial Hospital;

3) In recent past, meditation classes at Atria Senior Housing, Agesong University Senior Housing, Tenderloin Boys and Girls Club, and the Bernal Heights Library.

4) Providing books on Buddhist teachings and meditations to inmates in jail and prisons around the country and the world who request them.

We are very interested in creating ties with local community organizations and welcome inquiries. Please email epc@MeditateInSanFrancisco.org or call (415) 503-1187.