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BOWLING FOR BODHICHITTA – A KMC SF Community Fundraiser for Temple Renovations

We’re getting our bowling legs on to enter Bowling for Bodhichitta on Sat, April 11 to help raise funds to make Kadampa Meditation Center San Francisco a more welcoming, accessible and peaceful city sanctuary for the community.

Please sponsor your favorite player for extra points AND loads of merit and blessings for every dollar and good wish contributed towards the cause.


In most cases you sponsor per mile, per spare, per strike, what have you…BUT NOT HERE…oh no…in this case, you’re buying (sponsoring) more spares and strikes to add to your player(s) game. Perfect for the bad bowler and heaven for the good bowler. Not to mention creative point keeping!


$10 – Spare, click here
$20 – Strike, click here
$200 – Perfect Game (such a deal), click here
Other Amount,  click here

To contribute and to register, click here or go to MeditateInSanFrancisco.org.  Checks made payable to KMC San Francisco, 3324-17th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110.

FOR THE BOWLER’S SPONSORSHIP – We have a healthy fundraising goal of $10,000.  If 30 bowlers get 10 people to sponsor them a spare and a strike that is $9,000.  Just think what will happen if some of you sponsor a perfect game or two.  Donations are tax deductible.

Of course, all amounts are welcome, meritorious and very much appreciated – from dollars to thousands.

Here’s to inner peace and bodhichitta!

ABOUT KMC San Francisco

4932396430_d671670fe9_oKadampa Meditation Center San Francisco was established in 1991 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.


  • Free guided meditations at the temple
  • Open hours for visiting and meditation

Branches in:

  • Downtown SF
  • Hayward
  • Wells Fargo
  • St. Francis Hospital
  • San Bruno Jail & San Francisco Jail
  • A Women’s Place Drop-In Center

Have provided classes in 2016 for:

  • HTC
  • 215 McCann Advertising



Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso is a world-renowned Buddhist meditation master who has pioneered the introduction of modern Buddhism into contemporary society.

The Founder of the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU), he has established over 1,200 meditation centers and groups throughout the world and trained Buddhist teachers to teach at them.

His deep wisdom, clarity and ability to convey even the most subtle teachings of Buddha to the people of the modern world are revealed in the thousands of inspiring teachings he has given worldwide in the last 36 years.  With profound personal experience, he has written 21 authoritative books on Buddhism and meditation.

The depth of his compassion is shown for this and future generations is revealed in the extensive charitable activities of the International Temples Project that he founded.


Gen Kelsang Chöma is a senior Kadampa Buddhist nun and the Resident Teacher at KMC San Francisco. She has studied and practiced under the guidance of Geshe Kelsang for close to 25 years and has taught throughout the United States. People find her teachings clear, warm and encouraging.