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"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


Modern Buddhism

A Drop-in Meditation Class

with Kelsang Rak-ma


Everyone Welcome!


7:00 - 8:15pm


Class are in-person for everyone and available live-streamed for monthly members

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*Center is closed for classes

7/28- 8/11 for Summer Festival


Silent Saturday

Saturday, September 14th


10am – 12noon

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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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Explore Our Classes


Pearls of Peace and Wisdom

with Steve Tuscher

Thursdays 6 – 6:45pm

These short classes are designed to give us an introduction to meditation practice and Buddha’s wisdom.  We then learn how to transfer our class experiences to our daily life.

included in all membership levels

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Foundation Program

with Kelsang Rak-ma


Tuesdays 7 – 9pm

An in-depth study program on the book Universal Compassion by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

$80 per student, per month

To sign up, please get in touch


Meditations for World Peace

with Chris Taylor

Sundays 10:30 – 11:45am

Help create a more peaceful world by learning to increase your love, wisdom, and compassion.

included in all membership levels

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Where to Find Us


8 Keller Street

Petaluma, Ca. 94952



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.


Mahakaruna Kadampa Buddhist Center is one of over 1200 Kadampa centers and branches now established throughout the world. We offer meditation classes, study programs, and retreats for all levels of interest and experience.   

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