" Your up and down emotions are like clouds in the sky; 
beyond them, the real, basic human nature is clear and pure . "

~ Lama Yeshe
MANTRA PLEDGES: Rejoice! We've recited  1,202,276 Mani mantras so far ! This mantra is beneficial for our minds, our Center, and for all beings. Add yours to our count today!
Happy 4th of July!                          Jul 3-July 9, 2017
MONDAY, JUL 3

TUESDAY, July 4

THURSDAY, JUL 6

FRIDAY, JUL 7

SUNDAY, JUL 9
PUJAS
Mon, Jul 3, 8:30-9:30p
Sat, Jul 15, 6:00-8:30p
Thu, Jul 27, 7:00-8:30p
LAMA ATISHA STATUE SPONSORSHIPS

Our beautiful Lama Atisha statue will be arriving sometime soon! This statue will be of great benefit to our whole community. 


While Geshe-la heads to Nepal soon to arrange the final details with the artist, we can do our part. Sponsoring a holy object is a power-packed merit-filled action. Geshe Gelek says that ...

BOOKSTORE CORNER
New Altar Cloths in from Kopan Monastery!

Starting at $12. Make your home altar beautiful
with a lovely cloth handmade in Nepal.

We also have new book covers, incense burners, mandala sets, prayer wheels, thangkas and much more from our recent shipment.
From July 2-11, Kadampa Bookstore is rejoicing in His Holiness' 82nd birthday Buy 1 Get 1 free on all books by or about the Dalai Lama.
Rejoice, celebrate, save, and read! 
*second book of equal or lesser value
BOOKSTORE HOURS
Office hours and  before/after teachings
PRISON PROJECT - Become a Pen Pal!
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. Most inmates want someone to share their meditation experiences with, and get a bit of practical advice...
OUTREACH
LOVE NOTES: PRACTICE COMPASSION IN ACTION
Someone is eager and in need of your message of hope, caring and compassion. The Love Notes Project is a way to meet that need, and to give and receive the gift of Love! As of today we have sent out 610 love notes! Rejoice and Keep Up the Good Work! Learn  more
FAMILY PROGRAM
WELCOME FAMILIES!
Children's Classes are taking a summer break;
classes resume Sep 10.
While the Sunday morning classes take a break over the summer here are other ways to stay engaged:

- Turn on the screen and speakers in the preschool room                                   to watch the teachings while your little ones play.

                              - Meet other parents and arrange reciprocal childcare. 

                              - More ideas...


FAMILY DHARMA CAMP 2017 REG EXTENDED TO AUG 4!
Labor Day Weekend • Sep 1-4
  SIDE NOTE
A trip to a fav thrift shop this weekend gave me a laugh. Few skirts for work: Check. Couple tops to match: Check. Another dress maybe? Ooh, this is a cute one, wait this was my dress! Why did I give it up, it’s so stylish? Oh yea, didn’t quite look the same as 10 years before.

Later that day a particularly clinging thought reminded me of the dress. Why do we ...
MERIT MAKERS

Thanks go out to our Serenity Gardeners this week. Joey Gooch led Julie Lewis, Patrick McGinity and Tim Mulhern in projects to help and beautify our grounds. They planted new shade plants around the stupa, upgraded our watering system and also began cleaning out the shed. If you would like to become a Serenity Gardener, and help out at your own convenience, email here.
Thanks guys for making our grounds so welcoming and lovely!

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