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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In-Person & Online Meditation Classes

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Finding Satisfaction

in the New Year

Livestream & On-demand

with Gen Kelsang Tenzin


Mondays, 7 – 8:15pm

$15 per person | included in all membership levels

on-demand playback available for 72 hours

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Vajrayogini Dakini Yoga Retreat*

A Livestream Retreat

guided by Gen Kelsang Tenzin

Saturday, January 22 – Sunday, January 23

$30 per person

Included in Kadampa & Benefactor Level Memberships

*must have HYT empowerment


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Dear Friends,

This has been a challenging year for so many. Yet, despite the many obstacles in these uncertain and difficult times, our community has worked tirelessly to make it possible for the weekly classes at Mahakaruna KBC to continue, no matter what. Recently, through a tremendous collective effort, we were able to reopen our physical space in the heart of downtown Petaluma. Due to this wonderful development, we can now offer you all of our classes both online and in-person in a beautiful new meditation center space. We are deeply grateful for the generosity and support from you it took to help us realize this vision!

Now, with the end of the year fast approaching, we ask you to please consider a year-end donation to Mahakaruna KBC. Your contributions are used for our general operating expenses, educational programs, special events, and so much more. Any amount helps and is appreciated. MKBC is a non-profit organization, run solely by many dedicated volunteers, and we rely on your generosity for the growth and flourishing of our Dharma Center and community.

Thank you to everyone for your past and continued support! We wish you a peaceful holiday season and a very happy new year.

To make a donation you can either mail a check to

Mahakaruna Kadampa Buddhist Center
8 Keller Street
Petaluma, CA 94952

or donate through PayPal

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!

Explore Our Classes


Monday Night Class

with Gen Kelsang Tenzin

Learn practical methods for improving the quality of your life.

Current Series:

Finding Satisfaction

in the New Year

Mondays  7 – 8:15pm

$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 by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Tuesdays 7 – 9pm
$80 per student, per month
Learn about memberships

To sign up, please get in touch


Guide to Dakini Land: Essential Highest Yoga Tantra Teachings

with Gen Kelsang Tenzin


An in-depth and comprehensive study of the book The New Guide to Dakini Land by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

Wednesdays 7 – 8:30pm

 Included in Foundation Program, Kadampa, and Benefactor Level Memberships

Learn about memberships

Please email with questions and to register for this class

Must have HYT empowerment


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 in-person and online meditation classes for all levels of interest and experience.   

"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