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Jan 13 - 19, 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  
Doing Tara practice clears obstacles in our spiritual lives and helps us attain our positive goals, both spiritual and mundane. In this one day mini-retreat, Geshe Gelek will lead us in Tara retreat as it is traditionally practiced - beginning before dawn and ending after sundown.
When: Jan 18
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  
Meditation is a foundational tool for Buddhist spiritual practice. One's suffering and one's happiness is dependent upon one's mind. To ensure for ourselves the happiness that we so ardently desire, it is essential that we begin each day with a peaceful and calm mind.
When: Every Sunday
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: 601,184
Enter your 2020 Mandala Offering Pledge count here! We'll offer them all to Geshe-la at the end of the year. We have 16 as of today!
Merit Makers & Side Notes
Thanks go out this week to all of you who pledged for the 2020 Annual Appeal! Every year we come to you with heart felt speakers, lovely graphics, mailings, emails and more to inspire your generosity. We raised almost $182,000 with our combined efforts in support of the Center we all love so dearly. The teachings continue to thrive as well as our strong commitment to our teachers and the Dharma because of each one of YOU! Thank you to everyone for Looking to the Future: the bright, hopeful future of our beloved Kadampa Center.
The file cabinet is organized and the work email inbox has only a couple emails. This simple ritual is like a reset button for the upcoming year and while comforting and organized...
Family Program
Classes resume January 12 - "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.
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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