Inner peace in modern life

Inner Peace in Modern Life


Upcoming Drop-in Series


January Series
Relating to Our Body with Wisdom

with Gen Chom


January Series
Meditations for World Peace

with Kathleen Thurston


January Series
Emptiness: Deepening Our Personal Experience

with Kathleen Thurston

Upcoming Events


Becoming Buddha Heruka: Sublime Compassion & Bliss

This retreat on The Yoga of Buddha Heruka gives newer people the opportunity to taste Tantric meditation and gives more experienced practitioners an opportunity to go more deeply into their own practice.



Healing & Prolonging Life: Receiving Blessings of Buddha Amitayus

Amitayus means immeasurable life span. When we open our heart to Buddha Amitayus' blessings, he will help us increase our wisdom, our merit and, most importantly, he will help us protect our most precious possession -- our life.



How to Get Through This Together: Love & Relationships During COVID

Gain powerful insight based on Buddhist wisdom for maintaining harmony and peace in your relationships during these particularly difficult times. Discover how a daily meditation practice gives us tools for navigating conflicts with others constructively and with compassion. With effort and steady practice, each of us can realize our own potential for inner peace.


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The Center

KMCSF was the first Kadampa Center established in the USA since 1991. In our peaceful city sanctuary, Buddha's teachings are presented in an accessible manner that can easily be integrated into busy modern life. Our teachings are based on the books of the modern day meditation master and Buddhist teacher Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. We now offer online streaming.

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The resident teacher

Gen Choma Kelsang

Modern Buddhism

What is Modern Buddhism?

Buddha gave many logical reasonings and examples to prove that the mind is the source of all our happiness and suffering. There is no other source.

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Why Modern Buddhism?

A Teaching on
Modern Buddhism

A Selected Teaching
Learn to Love

More teachings and videos

Free Resources - The NKT





The New Kadampa Tradition
How to Build a Pure World

Through 40 years of kindness from Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, we are fortunate to inherit a way to solve all our daily problems.

As of now, we have 1,200 meditation centers throughout the world. Through this extraordinary growth of Dharma, everyone regardless of their backgrounds has the same opportunity to receive these precious Buddhist teachings and learn how to integrate them into their normal busy life.

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Address: 3324 17th St, San Francisco, CA 94110