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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 Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche’s writings and commentaries. In these classes, we can learn and practice essential meditation techniques, reduce stress, and gradually learn how to reduce our own and others suffering.

$12. Free for supporting members.


Sundays 11:00am-12:15pm

      Have a Cool Summer: the Practice of Meditation 

August 25: What to Meditate On with Kathleen Thurston

September 1:  Meditating on the Value of Your own Life with Julia Morales

September 8:  Integrating Meditation and Daily Life through Correct Actions with Julia Morales

September 15: Finding Relief: Discovering the Soothing Mind of Patience with Julia Morales

Fall Series: Buddhist Answers to Life’s Deepest Questions

September 22: What is the Meaning of Life? with Julia Roberts

September 29: No Class–Temple closed for International Kadampa Fall Festival at International Kadampa Retreat Center Grand Canyon



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.