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Tuesday Night General Program (GP)

Buddhist Psychology for Modern Living: How to Understand Your Mind

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Our Tuesday evening drop-in meditation classes provide a basic introduction to Buddhist teachings and meditation that are suitable for beginners and experienced meditators. Each month we explore a new topic from Buddha’s teachings and learn how to practically apply it in our daily lives.

These classes are offered as a series, but they are also self contained and can be taken individually. Please feel free to drop in on a class-by-class basis.

Every class begins with a relaxation meditation and includes a teaching, a guided meditation on the topic, discussion and Q&A. Refreshments and treats are provided after class.

No special clothing is required. No pre-registration required.

Everyone welcome.

**On the first Tuesday of every month, please join us for “happy half-hour”.  See details below.



Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30pm

Buddhist Psychology for Modern Living: How to Understand Your Mind

June 4:  Learning to Pay Attention: Channeling our Thoughts Wisely with Gen Choma

June 11:  Being Present: Practicing Mindfulness and Alertness in Daily Life with Gen Choma

June 18: Focusing the Mind: Training in Concentration with Kathleen Thurston

June 25:  Developing Insight: The Light of Wisdom with Jonathan Walther

July 2: Learning to Meditate: Proper Meditation Techniques with Jonathan Walther

July 9: Learning to Relax: Simple Breathing Meditations with Jonathan Walther

July 16: Having a Balanced Meditation: Alert and Relaxed with Kathleen Thurston

July 23:Overcoming Anxiety: Blue Sky Meditation with Kathleen Thurston

July 30:What to Meditate On with Julia Morales


Gen Kelsang Choma

Resident Teacher, KMC San Francisco

Gen Kelsang Choma is senior Teacher and Buddhist nun with the New Kadampa Tradition of Modern Buddhism; she has studied extensively on the Teacher Training Program for over 25 years and is qualified to teach both Sutra and Tantra. She is the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Center San Francisco and is invited to teach nationally.  People enjoy her teachings for their clarity and warmth.


KMC San Francisco

3324 17th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

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(415) 503-1187


Cost: $15 per class or $50/4-class pass

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 to the International Temples Project for World Peace.