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Dec 9 - 15, 2019





Upcoming Calendar Items
When: Tues, Dec 10, 7:00-8:30p
Kadampa Center is happy to host an evening with Venerable Tendar, a resident of Nalanda in France, who will speak about the traditions at the monastery.

Come learn more about this sister center in our FPMT family.
Nalanda is named for the great Indian monastery that produced highly acclaimed Buddhist scholars, including Lama Atisha, Chandrakirti, Nagarjuna and Shantarakshita, whose wor ks we continue to study today.
To benefit Bill Flaherty. Medicine Buddha puja is a beautiful prayer service that includes lyrical praises to the seven Medicine Buddhas, requests for their help and aspirations for our own spiritual attainments.
When: Dec 13

Join Geshe Gelek as he guides us to selected points in the road to enlightenment.
Current topic: 
Beginning December 4, Geshe-la will teach the death meditation and dissolution of elements.
When: 7 pm, Dec 11 and 18

J oin us for our annual Holiday Party!
Bring: Party food
Dress: Holiday casual
We'll have ice breakers games for the adults, good food and holiday music. The children will have their own party in the education building with snacks and games.

The 2020 ANNUAL APPEAL is moving right along. We are at $133,604 out of $200,000. Have you sent in your pledge form?
There are many ways you can 'Look to the Future" in support of the Center you love. It takes all of us together to help our Center thrive!
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: 594,681
Enter your 2019 Prostration Challenge count here! We'll offer them all to Geshe-la at the end of the year. We have 43,882 as of today!
Merit Makers & Side Notes
Thanks go out this week to Troy and Shannon Blankenship for supplying us with water in the cafe plus wonderful snacks when the cafe was fully stocked. They will no longer be able to offer their joyful service yet we are thankful for all the in kind donations of snacks, cough drops and water bottles donated with love. Thank you guys for your effort and your donations that helped our bottom line. You are both appreciated!!
Many times I find things on my desk at KC ranging from outdated bulletins to sweet gifts. Today I noticed a little...
Family Program
Dec 1-29, Children are welcome in the gompa - NO separate Family Program. Classes resume in January.
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 .
Social Opportunities
"Dinners at 6" cancelled for Dec 14, so all may attend the Kadampa Center Holiday Party at 6 pm!
Kadampa Center Hours

Wednesday-Friday, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
(please call ahead to ensure staff is available
 to unlock building)
Wed-Fri: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm: Silent meditation - all welcome (call ahead)

Classes and events take place throughout the week. Doors open 30 minutes prior to start times.

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