Tuesday's in May: Becoming Heroic: Replacing Self Doubt with Self Confidence

Tuesdays, 7 - 8:30pm @ KMC SF

Through practicing these meditations, we will gain realizations of love and compassion. Our life will be meaningful and if we have a meaningful life we will feel contented and fulfilled, no matter our circumstances.

May 2nd The Magic of Exchanging Self with Other Kathleen Thurston

Our world needs the skill of empathy and respect. We can develop a feeling of fellowship with others through letting go of our own self centeredness and learning how to skillfully move into the world of others.

MAY 9 Developing Great Compassion with Judith Sweet

Great compassion is an attitude that sincerely wishes to liberate all living beings from suffering permanently. Developing this attitude gives confidence and meaning to our life. We can, of course, also help in practical ways whenever possible.

May 16 Evolving a Vision of Taking Away Suffering with Kathleen Thurston

This meditation practice uses imagination to help us engage with a powerful vision of being able to take away suffering. It also helps us accept our own suffering and increase the power of our own compassionate actions towards both ourselves and others. 

May 23 Wishing Love Toward All

Make the finest wishes. The wish for everyone to experience pure and everlasting happiness is the starting point for developing the actual enlightened power to do so. By engaging it, we eventually expand our mind to encompass love for all. 

May 30 Giving Happiness Without Discrimination

In this creative and unique meditation practice, we imagine transforming our bodies into wishfulling jewels radiating the happiness of permanent inner peace. This meditation opens our heart and replaces low self esteem with self confidence. Come enjoy this beautiful practice!

What to expect in this class:


  • Simple guided breathing meditation
  • Practical teaching on how to solve problems in daily life
  • Second guided meditation on the teaching topic
  • Brief discussion and Q&A
  • Everyone Welcome. Suitable for beginners and advanced practitioners.


Everyone, regardless of their level of experience or background, can benefit from the classes & courses offered on the General Program (drop-in). It is a highly accessible program designed to address everyday problems with simple and practical advice that makes sense according to our daily experience.

These classes and courses provide a basic introduction to Buddhist teachings and meditations. Through these we can learn how to use Buddha's advice as a solution to our daily problems. In this way we come to experience a sense of peace and happiness in our lives.



Please register online or at the door

Cost: $15 / person* - Free for members!
*50% discount available for students and seniors 62+. Contact: admin@meditateinthebayarea.org


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In this class, we will be looking at the 21 Meditations known as Lamrim presented in The New Meditation Handbook by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

In this series we explore Buddha’s teachings on creating a life of gratitude that’s spiritually engaged and feels totally protected and supported. This is a great place to start your spiritual journey towards realizing your potential or just to refresh your meditation practice. We’ll also have a special class Feb 14 on relationships from a Buddhist perspective.


CURRENT SERIES: Becoming Heroic: Replacing Self Doubt with Self Confidence

WHEN: Tuesdays, 7 - 8:30pm

COST: $15 (free for Members )

WHERE: @ KMC SF | 3324 17th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 (In-person for everyone & live-streamed for monthly members)


Metered street parking on 17th & Hoff St. (free past 6pm and free all day on Sundays)

Parking garage on 16th & Hoff St. (42 Hoff St, San Francisco, CA 94110)

Bart (16th St. Mission)

J Line Muni (Church St & 16th St)

Bus (#49, #14, #22, #33)

Gen Kelsang Choma, Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center San Francisco

About the Teacher

Gen Kelsang Choma is a senior Teacher and Buddhist nun with the New Kadampa Tradition of Modern Buddhism. She is a close disciple of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso has studied extensively on the Teacher Training Program for over 30 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.