"If you want to be loved,
love others first . "

~ Lama Zopa Rinpoche
MANTRA PLEDGES: Rejoice! We've recited  1,157,890 Mani mantras so far ! This mantra is beneficial for our minds, our Center, and for all beings. Add yours to our count today!
 Jun 26-Jul 2, 2017
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FRIDAY, JUN 30

SATURDAY, JUL 1

SUNDAY, JUL 2
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 ...

BOD MESSAGE
A message from our Board of Directors (BOD):

Thanks to Jill and the many volunteers who came together to make the 25th Anniversary Gala such a huge success. Also thanks to our SPC, Donna, who must have a Thousand Arms, for keeping all of our classes and programs running smoothly, coordinating visiting teachers as well as planning the upcoming LOP Retreat.

Exciting times are coming with the visit of Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Light of the Path Retreat, arrival of the Lama Atisha Statue and (hopefully:) His Holiness the Dalai Lama coming to Raleigh in October! With all these amazing events and opportunities at Kadampa Center, we face some larger than normal expenses. Your continued generosity to help support these auspicious events is greatly appreciated.

May our intentions and actions  continue  to fulfill the wishes of our teachers.

~ Kadampa Center  Board of Directors

BOOKSTORE CORNER
HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA'S
BIRTHDAY BOOK SALE!

All books by the Dalai Lama:
Buy One, Get One Half Off!*

From July 2-11, Kadampa Bookstore is rejoicing in His Holiness' 82nd birthday with a special sale on all books by or about the Dalai Lama. Rejoice, celebrate, save, and read!
*second book of equal or lesser value
think something good
Have you seen our display of "think something good" merchandise?
T-shirts, canvas bags, water bottles and a car magnet ... Don't miss it!
BOOKSTORE HOURS
Office hours and  before/after teachings
PRISON PROJECT
MEDITATION CLASSES IN PRISON
Our weekly meditation workshops are facilitated by Kadampa Center Prison Project volunteers, and while based on Buddhist principles, are appropriate for anyone. We do not have a set curriculum that we use every time - many participants continue to attend our classes over time, so we try to keep them fresh by offering meditation and discussion based on a variety of texts ...
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! Hundreds have been touched already – 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.

FAMILY DHARMA CAMP 2017 REG CLOSES JULY 4!!
Labor Day Weekend • Sep 1-4
  SIDE NOTE
Time away comes in many forms. Edith Wharton times might take us to a summer home for a lingering three months rest. A contemporary opposite, the one-week trip to Disney World, while not a rest, offers distraction. From vacations to staycations, from Paris to Dharamsala, Kiev to St. Thomas, or Reykjavik to Orlando we like to ... 
MERIT MAKERS

Thanks go out this week to Heather Sanderson for volunteering her amazing talents as co-coordinator for the 25th Anniversary Gala. Navigating the landscape of planning, communicating and managing volunteers, she helped produce an elegant, lovely event for all of us to enjoy. Heather's keen management and sweet disposition made work on the gala seem like a breeze. Thank you Heather!

BENEFIT KADAMPA CENTER AS YOU SHOP
Your purchases on Amazon can now benefit Kadampa Center!

Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice, which now can be Kadampa Center!  AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.

Shop AmazonSmile now, confirm that the organization of your choice is
Kadampa Center, and benefit our Center as you shop! 
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Kadampa Center is an affiliate of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) in the lineage of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.