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

~ Lama Zopa Rinpoche

MANTRA PLEDGES: Rejoice! We've recited  1,141,976 Mani mantras so far ! This mantra is beneficial for our minds, our Center, and for all beings. Add yours to our count today!
 June 12-18, 2017
MONDAY, JUN 12
- 7:00-9:00p, Discovering Buddhism: Refuge in the Three Jewels - Practice Day!

WEDNESDAY, JUN 14
7:00-8:30p, Songs of Spiritual Experience with Geshe Gelek

FRIDAY, JUN 16
-  Noon-1:00p , Lunch Bunch

SATURDAY, JUN 17

SUNDAY, JUN 18
- 9:00-10:00a, Sunday Morning Meditation
- 10:30-Noon, Dharma for a Happy Life with Geshe Gelek or Geshe Sangpo
- 10:30-Noon, Family Program
- Noon-1:00p, Newcomer Orientation
PUJAS 
Sat, Jun 17, 6:00-8:30p
Mon, Jun 19, 8:30-10:00p
Mon, Jul 3, Noon-1:30p
Bookstore Corner
EIGHT MINDFUL STEPS TO HAPPINESS
~ By Bhante Gunaratana

Used in Don Handrick’s teachings! With easy-to-understand and specific advice, Eight Mindful Steps offers skillful ways to handle anger, find right livelihood, cultivate loving-friendliness, and overcome the mental hindrances that prevent happiness.
Fresh shipment from Kopan Monastery Shop just in!
Have you seen the new selections?
BOOKSTORE HOURS
Office hours and  before/after teachings
Prison Project
MEET WAYNE, A PRISON PROJECT PARTICIPANT
Wayne is on work-release from a prison near Raleigh, working in a kitchen for a prominent, apparently picky, government official in Raleigh. This is an excerpt of one of his letters to his pen pal. Read more about Wayne.
Outreach
KEEP THE LOVE NOTES FLOWING...
More than 1,000 people a week – right here at home – are waiting for someone like you to touch their hearts. 

SAVE THE DATE...
to participate in a MEAL PACKING EVENT to be held Sunday, Aug. 27 at the Rise Against Hunger (formerly known as Stop Hunger Now) warehouse. Rise Against Hunger is an international hunger relief organization. The event is sponsored by Fairmont United Methodist Church.
Family Program
WELCOME FAMILIES! Please note that on June 28, the last Children's Class will be held until Sept. 10.
FAMILY DHARMA CAMP 2017 REGISTRATION OPEN!
Labor Day Weekend • Sep 1-4
Side Note
Sending some simple love and gratitude for the many many happy hearts and minds that made our 25th Anniversary such a wonderful evening. Just like we imagined, new friendships were formed and old ones reaffirmed. 
From a seed to a garden...we are now in the garden of our future and I look forward to the next 25 years with each and every one of you.

Sending love,

Jill
ps. “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow." ~ Audrey Hepburn
Socialize with Dharma Friends
  • WED: 5:30p, Al Baraka, 3815 Hillsborough St.
  • FRI: Noon, Lunch Bunch at the Center (BYOL) 
  • SUN: (last one/month)
    Noon-1:00p, Sunday Tea Time
  Merit Makers

The 25th Anniversary is over and it was a huge success because of the hours of devotion of many devoted volunteers. In the fear of missing one name among the multitude, we thank you all in unison from the bottom of our hearts for your generous, joyful effort! You made a wonderful impression on our guests, new comers and devoted members. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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