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Gen Kelsang Chogyop

Main meditation teacher

Gen Kelsang Chogyop is the main teacher at Mahakaruna KBC. She has been studying and teaching Kadampa Buddhism for more than 20 years. She is known for her warm heart, practical teachings and sincere practice of Dharma.

Prayers for World Peace

with Chris Taylor

“By learning to cherish others we can experience greater peace of mind and help establish world peace in general. Through contemplating these prayers compiled by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso from traditional sources, we learn to cherish others. If everyone sincerely prays to be able to cherish others, then gradually through the power of this prayer, everyone will actually cherish each other. The world will then be permanently at peace, and pure and everlasting happiness will pervade the entire world.”

-Prayers for World Peace Booklet


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

Advice for a Happy Life

with Gen Kelsang Chogyop

Buddha’s teachings give us powerful methods for increasing our wisdom and improving the quality of our life. Each class includes a guided meditation, a teaching, and a concluding meditation. This class is designed as a series but can be attended on a drop-in basis. Suitable for all levels of experience. Beginners welcome!


Mondays: 7 – 8:15 pm

$12 per person / included in
monthly memberships 

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Current series: The Art of Loving Kindness

Improving our good heart is the best way to solve our daily problems of irritation, dissatisfaction, and conflict. Through this practice our mind becomes more peaceful and balanced, our relationships become more stable and satisfying, and our life more joyful!


Nov 9 - The art of training in loving kindness

Nov 16 - Our happiness arises from the kindness of others

Nov 23 - The best method of solving ours & others problems

Nov 30 - Mirror of Dharma

Dec 7 - What happens when we view others in a certain way?

Dec 17 - How to not see faults in others

Dec 21 - Viewing ourself in a special way

Simply Meditate

On-Demand with Gen Kelsang Chogyop

“When the turbulence of distracting thoughts subsides and our mind becomes still, a deep happiness and contentment naturally arise from within.  This feeling of contentment and well-being helps us cope with the busyness and difficulties of daily life.”  


-Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso,

from the New Meditation Handbook


Simply Meditate is designed to guide

meditators of all levels to an experience

of inner peace and well-being.  

Updated Weekly

$5 | included in monthly memberships

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“Beginners Welcome!”

Foundation Program

with Gen Kelsang Chogyop

In this in-depth study program we are currently studying the book Joyful Path of Good Fortune. This text provides a clear and comprehensive explanation of the commentary to Lamrim and offers us step-by-step guidance on the meditation practices that lead to lasting inner peace and happiness. This class is a monthly commitment.

More Info Coming Soon

Sundays 10 am – 12 pm
$80 per student, per month 
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Experiencing financial difficulty? Nobody is turned away for lack of funds. Please email us to inquire about reduced class fees.

Mahakaruna & Compassion Kadampa Buddhist Centers

Modern Buddhism and Meditation for Everyone
Petaluma & Sacramento CA


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