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

Meditating on the Profound View of Emptiness: Teachings on the Heart Sutra

with Kadampa Buddhist Monk, Gen Kelsang Tenzin

Saturday, May 15: 11am – 3pm


Session 1: 11am – 12:15pm

Session 2: 1 – 3pm


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Buddha's Enlightenment Day Celebration

Two Special Events & a Public Talk 

with Kadampa Buddhist Monk, Gen Kelsang Tenzin

Thursday, April 15

Taking the Mahayana Precepts

Offering to the Spiritual Guide

Public Talk | What is Enlightenment?

Understanding the Highest Goal of Buddhism

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Explore Our Classes

Monday Night Class

with Gen Kelsang Tenzin

Learn practical methods for improving the quality of your life.

Current Series:

Introduction to Modern Buddhism: The Path to Inner Peace

Mondays  7 – 8:15 pm

$12 per person / included in

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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
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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

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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


Mahakaruna & Compassion Kadampa Buddhist Centers

Modern Buddhism and Meditation for Everyone
Petaluma & Sacramento CA


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