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Live=Streamed Meditation Classes,

Workshops, & Retreats

Compassion Center is now a branch of Mahakaruna Center
offering live-streamed classes to Northern California

"Everyone, both Buddhist and non-Buddhist,  needs permanent liberation from suffering, and pure and everlasting happiness.”

~from the book Modern Buddhsim by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

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General Program classes for everyone.

Live-streamed via Zoom with membership

Being Happy in the Midst of Life's Challenges

Creating New Habits

& Finding Hope in the New Year

Everyone Welcome!

Drop in in-person whenever you are in Petaluma

Watch for new classes & prayer sesssions soon.


7-8:15pm am

Explore our trial membership


Looking for In-Depth Study?
Try our Foundation Program

Tuesdays, 7-9pm - Live-streamed, or by correspondence.

In FP we study six books in great depth, guided in a close

reading by our resident teacher,  and benefiting from the

encouragement and support of our spiritual community. 

Each FP class includes:

• Guided meditations and prayers
• Commentary to the text by the teacher
• Paired and group discussion
• Question & answer opportunities

In May we begin a new book, New Heart of Wisdom. By revealing the profound meaning of the very heart of Buddha’s teachings – the Perfection of Wisdom Sutras – this book shows how we can attain pure, lasting happiness through developing special wisdom and universal compassion.

This class is a monthly commitment and pre-registration is required. Anyone is welcome to join.


Paula Kelly, temporary Resident Teacher

What is Kadampa Buddhism?

Modern Kadampa Buddhism is a special, systematic presentation of Buddhas'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.
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