Foundation Program


Our next study book will start September 5, 2017!  We will study Universal Compassion with Eva Brzeski.

The Foundation Program and Teacher Training Program (FP/TTP) meet each Tuesday from 7-9 pm.  Heart Jewel chanted prayers is from 5:30 – 6:30 pm.  Students are encouraged to attend this puja.  Contact our Education Program Coordinator ( or in person if you are interested in joining or would like more information.

The Foundation Program (FP) is for anyone who wishes to deepen their understanding and experience of Buddhism through systematic study.  FP is a practical method to improve our good heart, wisdom and inner peace. Everyone can join and experience great benefits from being a part of this regular study program. Pre-registration is required. This is not a ‘drop-in’ class.

The fees are $85 per month.  This includes the Foundation Program classes, all General Program classes, and 50% off day courses too! 

Please set up a monthly recurring payment:

1. Through your bank’s online Bill Pay.  To do this, have the check sent to:

Mahakaruna Buddhist Meditation Center, PO Box 585., Penngrove, CA 94951  Telephone: 707-766-7720

2. Your bank may be able to do a direct wire transfer for no fee.  To do this you will need our bank account number and routing number.  Contact Steve at for these numbers.

3. You can pay via PayPal or with your credit card

4. Make a onetime annual payment.