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Buddhist Psychology for Modern Living: How to Understand Your Mind

Teachings based on How to Transform Your Life by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Sundays, 11:00-am-12:15pm
with Kadampa Buddhist Teachers
Kathleen Thurston, Julia Morales and Jonathan Walther
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Everybody needs to be good-natured with a good heart, because in this way we can solve our own problems, learn to help others, and we can make our human life meaningful.

Our Sunday drop-in meditation classes include guided meditations and a teaching on a Buddhist topic based on “How to Transform Your Life” 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.



Sundays 11:00am-12:15pm

Buddhist Psychology for Modern Living: How to Understand Your Mind 

June 2: Making Good Choices: Constructive Views and Attitudes with Julia Morales

June 9: The Power of Intention: Creating our Present and Future with Julia Morales

June 16: Creating a Positive Future with guest teacher Gen Kelsang Khedrub

June 23: Learning to Pay Attention: Channeling our Thoughts Wisely with Julia Morales

June 30: Being Present: Practicing Mindfulness and Alertness in Daily Life with Julia Morales

July 7:  Focusing the Mind: Training in Concentration with Jonathan Walther

July 14: Developing Insight: The Light of Wisdom with Jonathan Walther

July 21:  The Psychology of Motivation: Connecting with Your own Goodness with Jonathan Walther


Kathleen Thurston

Kathleen has been a student of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso since 2000 and has taught Kadampa Buddhism in San Francisco and Marin for several years. She is appreciated for her warmth, clarity and love of Buddhist teachings.

Julia Morales

Julia is currently enrolled in the Foundation Program at KMC San Francisco. She is known for her enthusiasm, dedication, compassion and sharing spirit.

Jonathan Walther

Jonathan Walther was introduced to Kadampa Buddhism in 2009. Jonathan is a student in Foundation Program and, currently, he teaches Prayers for World Peace and at other branches around the Bay Area.


KMC San Francisco

3324 17th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

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(415) 503-1187



50% discount for seniors 62+ and students

Drop in at any time during the series; no need to pre-register.  No one turned away for lack of funds

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