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Dec 15 - 22, 2019


Upcoming Calendar Items
Come join us as we celebrate Lama Tsongkhapa, the founder of our lineage, the Gelugpa tradition, in Tibetan Buddhism. This day marks the 600th anniversary of his passing.
Led by Geshe Gelek, we will celebrate Lama Tsongkhapa and his great contribution to the Dharma with a festival of prayer and practice. 
When: Sat, 1 pm, Dec 21
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: Dec 18

To benefit Mildred Gooch.
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 30

Kadampa Center's annual New Year's Eve Dorje Khadro Fire Puja, a powerful Mahayana purification practice, offers us an opportunity to go into the new year with a relatively clean slate. Bring the entire family for this fire puja practice where we burn black sesame seeds symbolizing past negative karmic actions. 

The 2020 ANNUAL APPEAL is moving right along. We are at $141,218 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: 595,710
Enter your 2019 Prostration Challenge count here! We'll offer them all to Geshe-la at the end of the year. We have 44,535 as of today!
Merit Makers & Side Notes
Thanks go out this week to Julie Lewis, Melissa Reed and Patrick McGinity. Julie and Melissa spent an afternoon on a warm December day repainting portions of the back garden pergola where Patrick reconfigured the structure to provide a skylight for the Buddha. Little by little we are making our Center more beautiful with the help of kind volunteers. Thanks guys!
At the Holiday Party Saturday night, we played a fun game trying to guess what ‘Fun Fact’ went with which party goer. Here’s a couple interesting ones: “I have participated in...
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
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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