“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

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.

Monthly Streaming Options

for our General program (GP) and Foundation Program (FP)

GP Member: $50/month
Student, Senior Rate: $30/month

• Free unlimited General Program classes​

• On-Demand guided meditations

• Free Saturday workshops

• Free Special Guest Teacher Events

• 20% Discount on Empowerments




FP Member: $80/month

• Everything listed above, plus:

• Foundation Program classes

• 20% discount on January retreats

Please use the form below to contact us if you are interested in FP membership


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

For questions or more information about memberships, please contact us.

We will be in touch within 24–48 hours.

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


Mahakaruna & Compassion Kadampa Buddhist Centers

Modern Buddhism and Meditation for Everyone
Petaluma & Sacramento CA


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