March at the Center

" Cultivating a close, warmhearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. From the least to the most important event, the affection and respect of others are vital for our happiness. "

~ His Holiness the Dalai Lama
PUJAS Everyone Welcome!
In this course we explore 13 essential topics in Buddhism, from Meditation to Karma to Death and Rebirth, with much, much more! This is an excellent course of study for those who have the very basics and wish to start going a little deeper into Buddhist philosophy.
The class is led by Robbie Watkins.
Registration requested
WHEN: Mondays, March 2 - 30

Meditation 101 is an introductory course on basic Buddhist meditation techniques for complete beginners, and includes Buddhist meditations that can be used by anyone to create more peace and happiness in daily life. Presented in five sessions. Students are encouraged to come for the whole class, but drop-ins are welcome.
The class is led by Jill Marie.
Registration requested
WHEN: Tuesdays, March 17 - April 14

Meditation 101 is an introductory course on basic Buddhist meditation techniques for complete beginners, and includes Buddhist meditations that can be used by anyone to create more peace and happiness in daily life. Presented in five sessions. Students are encouraged to come for the whole class, but drop-ins are welcome.
The class is led by Andre Smith.
Registration requested
WHEN: Thursdays, March 19 - April 16

WHEN: Wednesdays 7-8:30 pm

In these practice sessions, we will combine these preliminary practices, with additional prayer and meditation on selected lamrim texts.
The evening will include:
  • Lama Tsongkhapa Guru Yoga and meditation
  • Purification practice (on alternating weeks, we will do prostrations to the 35 Confession Buddhas and Vajrasattva practice)
  • Mandala offerings
  • Analytical meditation on selected lamrim texts as well as other prayers
Led by  Venerable Lhamo
Tara is a female Buddha whose qualities include enlightened action and swiftly removing obstacles (Tara's 21 aspects are represented in statues on our altar). Geshe Gelek translated this special practice for us, The Practice of Tara that Fulfills All Wishes, and assures us that this will greatly benefit not just our center and community, but have the best benefit of helping all sentient beings.
WHEN: Sat, March 21

The purpose of the meditation circle is to channel our energy in positive, healing ways to benefit the group and all other living beings. The practice is followed by tea-time for meditators to share experiences, discuss topics, and to get to know one another.
WHEN: Every Sunday

During the month of March, we will offer some exciting special programs on Sunday mornings.
WHEN: 10:30 am - Noon, Sundays

Meditation is a foundational tool of the Buddhist practitioner. We use different types of meditation in our practice to clear and calm the mind, review and deepen our understanding of teachings, develop concentration, and so on. Led by senior students.
WHEN:   March 7

" Spring is opening all around us, with visual reminders of renewal and new beginnings. As the days pass and the sun strengthens, we see..."

from Donna Seese, Spiritual Program Coordinator
Sunday morning classes begin at 10:30
Our Sunday Program is a vibrant mix of drop-off and family programming. Much of our curriculum content is based on the 16 Guidelines .
Winter classes "How We Relate to Others"
Sundays, 10:30 - Noon
The Family Program will host 3 Children's classes from the ages of 5 to 17.
See the  Family Program page  for more information about the Elementary, Middle and Teen class offerings.
We have a Refuge Room for those with children under age 5 - Learn more
Each month we explore one of the 16 Guidelines, celebrate Buddhist holy days (such as Saka Dawa and Lama Tsongkhapa Day), introduce Buddhist practices (including prostrations and reciting mantras), and participate in Center-wide celebrations (like Losar and Compassion Day). Learn more

Happy New Year! We have kicked off our winter session of the kid's classes at Kadampa. As we develop our schedule, we want to share what we are up to and hope you can help us plan for things like spring break. Please take a couple minutes to answer these 3 questions .
Parents, are you interested in attending Discovering Buddhism sessions
on Monday evenings? Childcare is now provided!
We have a waiting list – can you help? Kadampa Center Prison Project (KCPP) volunteers offer prisoner-support workshops using meditation to more skillfully navigate life, in prison and out. Many class participants have questions about meditation and Buddhism that cannot be addressed during our limited workshop time. Still others who are interested are located where our workshops are not available. It doesn't take a Buddhist scholar to write to an inmate. Just someone with a warm heart, a compassionate ear, and the willingness to keep a conversation going.
Interested in becoming a KCPP pen pal?
Email Amanda Henry , Pen Pal Coordinator, or call 919.859.3433
Living Beautifully: An Inspirational Journal by Pema Chödrön
This keepsake journal from revered Buddhist teacher Pema Chödrön shares thoughtful quotes and offers inviting spaces that await your reflections, insights, and intentions . Find support for challenging times, guidance for uncertainty, and reminders of daily joy. A perfect space for personal reflection and spiritual exploration
Show the world your point of view and share Geshe-la's words, "Everything changes and that's a fact," with every passer by. Sturdy car magnets are durable and provide an easy way to find your car in the parking lot!

Cost $10
Office hours and before/after teachings
THANK YOU  for your huge generosity of heart and hand!! The final delivery weighed 368 lbs. for a  TOTAL of 652 lbs . collected from our Share the Love Food Drive. That’s a total of  543 meals  for needy families!! Your thoughtfulness and efforts feeds hearts as well as bodies. Rejoice in your merit!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!

The Outreach Team
Questions on giving?
Email or call 919.859.3433
You can donate to Dharma Classes
Engage now, ensure the future
Dharma classes enrich our mind by giving us the tools we need to navigate our daily life. We offer classes on a donation basis so that funds are never an obstacle for anyone. Kind generosity in the past made it possible for our classes today and your gift will ensure Dharma classes are available in the future.

Brought to you by the
Hospitality Team!
We've expanded our social activities to include small groups with common hobbies or interests. Groups will meet informally and as often as they like.
  • Fitness/Health (Ex. walk/run/bike)
  • Movies/Game Night (Ex. movies/museum/board games)
  • Outdoor Activities (Ex. gardening/hiking/nature walks)
  • Spur-of-the-Moment (Ex. Meet me at the _______ in an hour.")
Click below to learn more and register.
The Hospitality Team offers the opportunity to meet after the teachings on the last Sunday of each month to snack, chat, and hang out together. Food and drink will be provided.
Read  here  about Sponsoring a Sunday Tea!


Classes and events take place throughout the week.
Check the calendar for full listing.

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