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Feb 17 - 23, 2020
Current topic: Calm abiding

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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.
We will celebratethis special Guru Puja on Losar in honor of both Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche, co-founders of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition.
When: Monday, Feb 24, 7 pm
Practices to offer
Lama Zopa Rinpoche has advised us to recite 100,000 Praises to the 21 Taras to remove obstacles and create the causes for the 2020 Retreat. 
Our final count of Praises to the 21 Taras: 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 763 as of today!
Merit Makers & Side Notes
Thanks go out this week to Venerable Lhamo, Gary Mickey, Patti Pandya and Joey Gooch for setting up the beautiful Tara altar in the middle of the gompa for Tara practice that took place last Saturday. Gary and Joey set up the altar early for the volunteers to set up for the practioners. It's always a happy time when everyone is working to make the altar a beautiful centerpiece for the Tara Practice. Thank you everyone for your kind offering of service to our Center!
We are truly fragile. The slightest thing can change our course. I hear Linda Ronstadt singing ...
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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