"Whether one believes in a religion or not,
and whether one believes in rebirth or not,
there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate
kindness and compassion . "

~ His Holiness the Dalai Lama
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!
 June 19-25, 2017
MONDAY, JUN 19

FRIDAY, JUN 23

SATURDAY, JUN 24

SUNDAY, JUN 25
PUJAS
Mon, Jun 19, 8:30-10:00p
Mon, Jul 3, 8:30-9:30p
Sat, Jul 15, 6:00-8:30p
"As I look over this crowd of new and familiar faces I see happiness. Not only happiness… I see JOY! The teachings tell us “JOY means the pleasure that comes from delighting in other people's well-being,” and that is what I see on your faces tonight. It took many the untold efforts of many people to get Kadampa Center to where it is today. So tonight ..."
NEW LOGO UNVEILED
FRESH LOGO TO REPRESENT CENTER'S FUTURE 

During the 25th Anniversary Gala, Center Director Robbie Watkins unveiled the Kadampa Center's new logo, which debuts in the header of this issue of This Week. The refreshed logo uses a subtle morph in style to move beyond our first 25 years, represented this past year with the "25 Years" bodhi leaf shown at left. 
In the Kadampa Center's new logo, shown below, the stupa – the symbol of the enlightened mind – takes center stage set against the golden Bodhi leaf, which symbolizes being awake and supreme knowledge. The Kadampa Center name, shown in a typeface that is graceful, elegant and easy to read, and the Bodhi leaf are displayed against an aqua-blue background that coordinates with the primary color used on our altar. 
The logo, highlighted by the stupa and golden Bodhi leaf, coordinates beautifully with an array of colors represented in our new color palette. In the coming weeks, a plan for each color's use will be identified, working with team representatives from throughout the Center.  As the use of our new logo is unrolled, we hope you enjoy the renewed and refreshed energies it represents.
BOOKSTORE CORNER
EMPTINESS: A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR MEDITATORS
~ By Guy Armstrong

Armstrong has been a leading figure and beloved teacher of insight meditations for decades. In this book, he makes difficult Buddhist topics easy to understand, weaving together Theravada and Mahayana teachings on emptiness to show how we can liberate our minds and manifest compassion in our lives.
think something good
Have you seen our display of "think something good" merchandise?
T-shirts, canvas bags, water bottles and more ... Don't miss it!
BOOKSTORE HOURS
Office hours and  before/after teachings
PRISON PROJECT
MEET DANIEL, A PRISON PROJECT PARTICIPANT
"I'm 25, and I've been studying Buddhism off and on for about five years. I came from a rough background with a lot of pain, misery and hurt. My lifestyle eventually led me to prison. I started meditating in the county jail ..."

This is an excerpt from one of Daniel's letters. Read more about Daniel, including his personal message to those who are considering to volunteer through the Kadampa Center Prison Project. 
OUTREACH
LOVE NOTES: KEEP 'EM FLOWING...
The total number of notes delivered is now a wonderful 460! Kadampa Family and Friends should rejoice in their merit and keep up the good work!

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 25, the last Children's Class will be held until Sep 10.

FAMILY DHARMA CAMP 2017 REGISTRATION OPEN!
Labor Day Weekend • Sep 1-4
SOCIALIZE WITH DHARMA FRIENDS: IT'S TEA TIME!

It's time to reconnect and socialize with one another during Sunday Tea. Snack, mingle and enjoy being with Dharma friends!


  • WHAT: Sunday Tea Time
  • WHEN: Sun, May 28 after the teachings
  • WHERE: Center Lobby
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!

BENEFIT KADAMPA CENTER AS YOU SHOP
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Shop AmazonSmile now, confirm that the organization of your choice is
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