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Feb 10 - 16, 2020

FRIDAY, FEB 14 ~ Happy Valentines Day! ~


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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.
In this practice, we deepen our connection to each of the 21 Taras by visualizing her present with us, contemplating the specific enlightened activity of each Tara.
When: Sat, Feb 15
Find out what it means to take refuge in the Three Jewels and the essential practices of refuge. Learn about the advantage of taking lay vows and their role in enhancing our spiritual growth.
When: Mondays, March 2-30
Kadampa Center will mark the Tibetan New Year with traditional stories and prayer, hosted by Geshe Gelek and Geshe Sangpo.
Friends from Tibetan community will describe how the New Year is celebrated in Tibet, and they will sing and dance for our delight.
No Family Program - Children are invited to remain in the gompa for the festivities.
WHEN:  Sunday, Feb, 23
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: 603,190
Enter your 2020 Mandala Offering Pledge count here! We'll offer them all to Geshe-la at the end of the year. We have 727 as of today!
Merit Makers & Side Notes
Thanks go out this week to the Blalock family. Living in VA missing our Center and our family, they sent us a loving note of gratitude and informing us a tree has been planted in our honor in one of our National Forests. "Your tree, a gift that endures, will help replenish a magnificent forest and preserve the habitat of the wildlife that call it their home." Thank you guys for your enduring kindness!
On the last day of the weekend workshop given recently by Venerable Amy, she instigated a ...
Family Program
Winter Session - "How We Relate to Others"
No class Feb. 23, children welcome in the gompa for Losar celebration.
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 .

Happy New Year! We have kicked off our winter session of the kid's classes at Kadampa. As we develop our schedule, we want to share what we are up to and hope you can help us plan for things like spring break. Please take a couple minutes to answer these 3 questions .
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 EXTENDED through the end of Feb.
Be inspired by leaders involved in local interfaith initiatives. Learn how you can connect with others and be part of a positive change!  
Where: The Hindu Society of NC
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.
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