Our Classes


Our classes range from short and simple guided breathing meditations to livestream drop-in classes, weekend retreats, and in-depth study programs. No prior experience of meditation or knowledge of Buddhism is necessary to participate.

Everyone is welcome.

Learn to Meditate, or Deepen Your Daily Practice.
Find the class that's right for you.
General Program Drop-in Meditation Classes

Heart Jewel:

Cultivating a Daily Practice

with Gen Kelsang Tenzin

Heart Jewel is a powerful ritual prayer and the essential daily practice of Kadampa Buddhism. Heart Jewel practice helps us to develop our compassion, wisdom, and spiritual strength and gives us confidence and courage on the spiritual path. Whether you hope to establish or to strengthen your daily Heart Jewel practice, or you are new to meditation and simply interested in learning more, please feel welcome to attend this drop-in course. 

Wednesdays  7 - 8:30 pm

$12 | included in monthly memberships

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Prayers for World Peace

with Chris Taylor

This class includes a guided meditation, a prayer dedicated to world peace, and a teaching on a Buddhist topic. Increase your wisdom, grow your compassion, and familiarize your mind with the experience of inner peace through meditation.


Sundays  9 – 9:45 am
Class fee is by donation
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Simply Meditate

On-Demand with Gen Kelsang Chogyop

One 20-minute guided meditation per week, available on-demand. Upon registration, you will be sent a link to watch or listen to the meditation session as often as you like during the week. Meditations change each Monday and expire on Sunday. 

Updated Weekly

$5 | included in monthly memberships

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Introduction to Modern Buddhism: 

The Path to Inner Peace

with Gen Kelsang Tenzin

By understanding the foundations of Buddhist practice or Dharma, we can more easily apply Buddhist teachings to our daily experiences. In this way we can begin to transform our lives, improve our relationships, and ultimately bring lasting happiness to ourselves and others.


Mondays: 7 – 8:15 pm

on-demand playback available for 72 hours

$12 per person / included in
monthly memberships

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Experiencing financial difficulty? Nobody is turned away for lack of funds. Please email us to inquire about reduced class fees.


“Developing compassion and wisdom, and helping those in need whenever possible, is the true meaning of life.”

— Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche


Mahakaruna & Compassion Kadampa Buddhist Centers

Modern Buddhism and Meditation for Everyone
Petaluma & Sacramento CA


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