Upcoming Events


Living Meaningfully Through Meditation on Our Death

Follow up retreat on Death and Dying: A Buddhist Perspective with Gen Kelsang Choma and Gen Kelsang Chogyop

November 21, 2020


Streams of Purifying Nectar

Vajrasattva practice is specifically designed to remove the obstacles preventing us from unlocking our own inner peace and enjoyment of life.

December 26-28, 2020


Prajnaparamita Empowerment

Enjoy the blessing empowerment of wisdom Buddha, Prajnaparamita.

Date TBD, 2021

"Without inner peace, outer peace is impossible."
- Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Modern Buddhism

What is Modern Buddhism?

Buddha’s most profound insight into the nature of the mind remains as revolutionary in our modern world as it was 2500 years ago: the mind is the source of all happiness and suffering. All of it.

Featured Teachings

A Teaching on
Modern Buddhism

A Monthly-Selected Teaching
Learn To Love


Daily Podcasts

Free Meditations

Free E-book

Free E-book

"May everyone who reads this book experience deep peace of mind, and accomplish the real meaning of human life."

- Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Our Center

Kadampa Meditation Center San Francisco (KMC SF) was established in 1991 to provide people in the Bay Area with the opportunity to learn about and practice Buddha’s teachings.  

Currently, all of our classes are online, and we hope to open our doors again soon when the city of San Francisco allows us to safely do so.

Our resident teacher

Gen Choma Kelsang

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
Contact: epc@meditateinbayarea.org