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Monthly Memberships

Becoming a member is the most economical way to enjoy all of our classes, retreats, day courses, branch classes, and special events. When you become a member you are also actively supporting the flourishing of Dharma and meditation in Northern California and helping to create the collective causes for peace throughout the world.



A great place to start



All Drop-in General Program Classes

Zoom livestream option for the Monday night GP class

Public Talks

Try out 1 month of General Membership for $25


Ready to take your practice deeper?



All Drop-in General Program Classes
Foundation Program Classes
50% off Day Courses




All Drop-in General Program Classes

Foundation Program Classes
All Day Courses

All Retreats
50% off Special Events




All Drop-in General Program Classes
Foundation Program Classes
All Day Courses
All Retreats
All Special Events

Contributions are made by automatic payment.
We request a 6-month commitment.

Please contact us if you have any questions about membership. 

“Only by creating peace within our own mind and helping others do the same can we hope to achieve peace in this world.”

–Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche


The International Temples Project (ITP)

Proceeds from the annual Festivals and Celebrations in the NKT-IKBU support the activities of the International Temples Project (ITP), a global charitable project founded by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. The ITP aims to introduce the Buddhist faith and practice of the New Kadampa Tradition publicly, and to exemplify contemporary Buddhist practice through service to the public. It achieves this through developing and building traditional and non-traditional temples, meditation and retreat centers, and through the activities of World Peace Cafés and Tharpa Publications.


Consider a One-Time Donation

Mahakaruna and Compassion Centers are non-profit, volunteer-based organizations. Your donation goes entirely toward maintaining and growing our Dharma Centers, allowing us to continue offering classes and events in our respective communities. Any of our profits support the ITP, a registered non-profit which fosters the international development of Buddhist Temples and Retreat Centers worldwide.

We appreciate your support! Thank you.

Our Federal Tax ID (FEIN) is 20-0796000CA
Our State Tax ID is 2647791

Donate to Mahakaruna & Compassion Kadampa Buddist Centers
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