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      December 24, 2019

      Tuesday   7:00 PM (on various days)

      302 Jules Avenue
      San Francisco, California

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      Tuesday Meditation Program Led by various teachers or facilitatorsTuesdays, 7:00 - 8:00pm ​Vipassana Meditation has the capacity for us to maximize our potential and to become more aware of the present moment. This simple and profound practice has been utilized for over 2500 years as a powerful agent of change. Buddhist contemplative practices can help us understand and transform unproductive coping strategies. Meditation allows individuals to expand their mental capacity, leading to more creativity, resilience and overall well being. This meditation program will highlight practices that help to alleviate the impacts of stress and maximize both our mental and physical health in everyday life.  This program is conducted in a non-sectarian way, although traditions of Buddhist psychology are included for guidance and historical context.  Frequently Asked Questions Who can attend?  This program is suitable to all levels and conducted in non-sectarian way. You are welcome whether you are simply curious about meditation, a regular meditator or a Buddhist practitioner. ​Do I need to bring anything?The center provides chairs, as well as mats and cushions if you prefer to sit on the floor.  You can also bring your own meditation props.What is the format of the class?We start with 15 minutes of a short Dharma talk, meditate for 30 minutes, followed by 15 minutes of discussions and Q&A. How much does it cost?We ask for a donation of $5-$15 to cover expenses.  Your generous donations are essential for the continuation of programs like this.  Nobody is turned away for lack of funds. About the instructors and facilitators: Ven. Jampa Sangmo (Teacher) is a Tibetan Buddhist Nun. She was born in Hermosa Beach, California.  Her practice began with Vipassana Meditation where she did numerous long retreats. She came to Tibetan Buddhism in 1993 and began her studies with several Buddhist Masters including Lama Zopa Rinpoche, H.E. Choden Rinpoche, Ribur Rinpoche and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. She took robes with her teacher Khensur Jampa Tegchok Rinpoche in 2008. She has lectured and led meditation groups and retreats for Chevron International, Facebook Menlo Park Campus, Road Scholar (formally Elder Hostel), Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Ocean of Compassion, Land of Medicine Buddha(LMB), and Vajrapani Institute.Jampa Sangmo’s teaching emphasizes the application of meditation to one’s personal, and work life, in order to enrich one's happiness and effectiveness. Venerable Jampa Sangmo currently resides in San Francisco and teaches meditation. ​Angela Yang (Facilitator) has been a student of Buddhism since 2014 when she did her first 10-day meditation retreat. Since then, she studied in both Theravada Vipassana tradition and Tibetan Buddhism tradition and spent over 280 days in meditation retreats and residential Buddhist courses. She studied under Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Venerable Fedor Strake at Kopan Monastery in Nepal and under Venerable Thubten Chodron at Sravasti Abbey in US. She is currently practicing under the guidance of Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Jampa and Geshe Ngawang Dakpa in the San Francisco Bay area. Joe Monahan (Facilitator) as been practicing Buddhism and meditation for over 3 years.  He first learned meditation from Lama Zopa Rinpoche and Venerable Fedor Stracke while attending the Kopan November course in Nepal.  Since then, he has been practicing under the guidance of Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche, Garchen Rinpoche, Venerable Jampa Sangmo, and Venerable Rene Feusi. He has completed several long retreats in India, Nepal, and the United States. Joe believes insight meditation can transform your daily life and loves to share stories of taking practice “off the cushion” and into daily life.

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