Prayers for World Peace

with Chris Taylor

Familiarize your mind with the experience of inner peace
through meditation and cultivate your potential for lasting happiness.

Sundays  9 – 9:45 am
Class fee is by donation
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Live-Streaming & On-Demand Meditation Classes

New & Special Events

Tapping Into Tremendous

Happiness Through Meditation: 

Discovering Your Pure Potential

a livestream class series

with Kadampa Buddhist Monk, Gen Kelsang Tenzin


Mondays, 7 – 8:15pm


$15 per person | included in all membership levels



October 18 - November 29

on-demand playback available for 72 hours

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Discover Buddhist Meditation:

Learning to be Happy From Within

an in-person & livestream day course

with Kadampa Buddhist Monk, Gen Kelsang Tenzin


Mahakaruna Kadampa Buddhist Center

& Compassion Kadampa Buddhist Center


Grand Re-Opening

Coming Soon!

$25 per person

50% discount for Foundation Members

included in Kadampa & Benefactor Memberships


on-demand playback available for 72 hours

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Important Reopening News!

Mahakaruna and Compassion Kadampa Buddhist Centers have exciting news to share with you all. After being entirely online for the past 18 months, both centers are in the process of reopening in new physical locations!


This is an exciting new phase for both Mahakaruna KBC in Petaluma and Compassion KBC in Sacramento. Both centers will continue to offer online classes in addition to in-person classes for the foreseeable future after the new spaces are open. 


We are all so grateful for the support we have received from our communities over the last year and a half. Many of you have taken part in our online classes and events and this has helped us to maintain our thriving community online. We are all looking forward to continuing to see you online and in-person soon!

Here’s what’s happening in Petaluma:

We are working on an incredible opportunity to reopen our physical location this fall in the heart of downtown Petaluma. This new space has plenty of visibility and potential for growth with a beautiful outdoor space and accommodation for our teacher, Gen Tenzin. Soon we will be able to offer in-person classes, day courses, empowerments, and retreats!


We need your help. Realizing this vision will take a collective effort. Our goal is to raise $40,000 to get us through the first year. This will put us on solid financial ground to reopen quickly and then be in a position to focus our energy on offering and publicizing our classes. We are already almost halfway to our goal.


Donations of any size are welcome, extremely beneficial and appreciated! 

Mahakaruna Kadampa Buddhist Center is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit.

Our Federal Tax ID number is 20-0796000

All donations are tax deductible.

We are so grateful for your generosity and support!


Brenda Doti

Administrative Director

Mahakaruna Kadampa Buddhist Center

The latest in Sacramento:

We have found a new space to reopen our Dharma Center!  It is a commercial front space with big paned windows located along bustling San Juan Avenue in Fair Oaks.

However, this space requires a bit of TLC and this is where we are calling for all hands on deck!  It is going to take all of us to transform this space into a Center.  


Our wish is to  begin offering in-person classes by November.  In order to achieve this we need to raise $10,000 to cover the cost of cleaning, carpeting, painting, and beautifying our new Center. 


All donations are welcome!

Compassion Kadampa Buddhist Center is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization and all donations are tax-deductible.

Our Federal Tax ID number is 32-0548476.

We are so grateful for your generosity and support!


Kateley Grayson

Administrative Director

Compassion Kadampa Buddhist Center

Explore Our Classes


Monday Night Class

with Gen Kelsang Tenzin

Learn practical methods for improving the quality of your life.

Current Series:

Meditations for Staying Positive in Challenging Times: How to Solve Our Human Problems

Mondays  7 – 8:15 pm

$15 per person / included in

Learn about memberships

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Foundation Program

with Gen Kelsang Tenzin

An in-depth study program on the book Joyful Path of Good Fortune

Sundays 10 am – 12 pm
$80 per student, per month
Learn about memberships

To register, please get in touch


Heart Jewel:

Cultivating a Daily Practice

with Gen Kelsang Tenzin


Discover the power and inspiration of a daily Kadampa meditation practice. Suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners alike.

Wednesdays 7 – 8:30 pm
$12 per person / included

in memberships
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Mahakaruna KBC and Compassion KBC are 2 of more than 1200 Kadampa centers and branches now established throughout the world. We are located in Sonoma County and Sacramento, CA. Due to the pandemic, we have temporarily closed our physical locations and joined forces to offer meditation classes and resources online. We will reopen our physical spaces as soon as it is possible and safe to do so. In the meantime, please enjoy this opportunity to discover the power of meditation easily and online!


What is Kadampa Buddhism?

Modern Kadampa Buddhism is a special, systematic presentation of Buddha’s teachings particularly suited for contemporary society. This presentation preserves the meaning and intention of Buddha’s original teachings while making them clear and practical in a way that anyone can easily understand and put into practice.


"Everyone, both Buddhist and non-Buddhist, needs permanent liberation from suffering, and pure and everlasting happiness.”

– from the book Modern Buddhism by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche