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Jan 20 - 26, 2020

Current Topic: Death meditation and dissolution of the elements


Upcoming Calendar Items
A weekend course designed to give us tools to create more happiness in our daily lives.
The Path to Joy offers participants a practical roadmap of how to cultivate happiness and overcome suffering in the midst of life’s challenges.
When: Jan 31 - Feb 2  
Assemble the tools you need to develop a successful daily practice and find out the elements necessary to generate realizations. Get some tips for making every action meaningful.

When: Jan 6 - Feb 10  
Join Geshe Gelek as he guides us to selected points in the road to enlightenment using this text: The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (Lamrim Chenmo) .

When: Every Wed
The Hospitality Team offers "Sunday Tea Time." We will meet after the teachings on the last Sunday of each month to snack, chat, and hang out together.
Food and drink will be provided.

When: Sun, Jan 26
Save the Dates!
Registration opens Feb 16.
Light of the Path Retreat 2020 is the sixth in a series of teaching retreats led by Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Black Mountain, North Carolina, USA, and hosted by Kadampa Center.
Practices to offer
Our spiritual director, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, advised us to recite 100,000 of these praises to create the causes for the next Light of the Path Retreat. Enter here. Our progress as of today: 601,898
Enter your 2020 Mandala Offering Pledge count here! We'll offer them all to Geshe-la at the end of the year. We have 33 as of today!
Merit Makers & Side Notes
Thanks go out this week to John Kelley for stepping in to volunteer as a bookstore clerk. (Pun intended, he volunteers with a cast on his foot.) Our bookstore serves the Center and its members in many ways and John happily comes in early and stays late on Discovering Buddhism nights to make sales and chat with the students. Thank you John, you are appreciated!
Sometimes we simply want to improve the conditions of today. When we’re feeling a little more spiritual, we may think of improving situations for our future life. When we’ve got our real groove going...
Family Program
Winter Session - "How We Relate to Others"
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 .
Outreach Opportunities
The holidays are over, but hunger persists for too many members of our community.  You can help.
Listen to your heart and make a food donation to Kadampa Center's SHARE THE LOVE Food Drive. Your generous donation of non-perishable food items will be collected in the Kadampa Center lobby through Feb 12.
Board of Directors
We continue to work on the 2020 budget and the numbers are looking good from 2019! We are excited for Venerable Amy’s visit and WOW! WOW! WOW! Registration for Light of the Path opens Feb 16th!

Looking to the Future,
Your Kadampa Center Board of Directors
Social Opportunities
Would you like to meet other Kadampa Center friends to share a hobby or interest in a small group setting?
The hospitality team has expanded our social activities to include small groups with common themes, hobbies, interests or lifestyle.
Groups will meet informally and as often as you like.
Kadampa Center Hours

Wednesday-Friday, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
(please call ahead to ensure staff is available
to unlock building)

Classes and events take place throughout the week. Doors open 30 minutes prior to start times.

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