"Let us cultivate love and compassion, both of which give true meaning to life. This is the religion I preach, more so than Buddhism itself. It is simple. Its temple is the heart. Its teaching is love and compassion. Its moral values are loving and respecting others, whoever they may be. Whether one is a layperson or a monastic, we have no other option if we wish to survive in this world. "

~ His Holiness the Dalai Lama
365 Dalai Lama: Daily Advice from the Heart
MANTRA PLEDGES: Rejoice! We've recited  1,279,001 Mani mantras so far ! This mantra is beneficial for our minds, our Center, and for all beings. Add yours to our count today!
AUG 14-20, 2017
MONDAY, AUG 14

TUESDAY, AUG 15

  • No Buddhism in a Nutshell today. Meditation 101 led by David Machles begins Sep 26

THURSDAY, AUG 17

SUNDAY, AUG 20
  • Kadampa Center is closed today to allow for travel to Black Mountain, NC for the opening of the Light of the Path Retreat. While the four-week Retreat is underway, activities at the Center may be modified. Sunday teachings WILL be held, beginning next week, Aug 27. Please refer to the full calendar for schedule updates.

PUJAS
Thu, Aug 17, at home
Thu, Aug 31, 7:00-8:30p
Fri, Sep 15, 7:00-8:30p
Fri, Sep 30, 7:00-8:30p
SPECIAL TEACHING

Sat, Aug 19, 11:00a-1:00p

Don't miss this precious opportunity – a one-day visit from our Teacher and Spiritual Director Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche. On his way to our Light of the Path Retreat, Rinpoche agreed to spend the day at Kadampa Center and teach the Mahayana principle of Bodhicitta Mindfulness. Childcare available. more>more>

Special opportunity for our children...
Geshe-la has suggested the children offer Lama Zopa Rinpoche his brief long life prayer in Tibetan when they meet him... Read more>
LAMA ATISHA STATUE SPONSORSHIPS
Our beautiful Lama Atisha Statue has arrived! Sponsoring a holy object is a power-packed merit-filled action available to us all. Click on the sponsor button to read more, give from your heart, then watch the tally grow!
FAMILY PROGRAM
  WELCOME FAMILIES!
Sunday children's classes are on summer break until Sep 10.
Children are welcome in the gompa!

IMPORTANT LETTER TO PARENTS about reorganization of the Family Program from Family Program Coordinator Christy Batts: "I hope this letter finds you well after a restful summer...." Read  more>
NEW FOUR-WEEK
MODULAR CLASS FORMAT

- Principles: Sep 17, 24, Oct 1, 8

- Service: Oct 15, 22, 29, Nov 5

- Courage: Nov 12, 19, Dec 3, 19

FOUR CLASS LEVELS

- Preschool

- Lower Elementary

- Upper Elementary

- Middle School
OFFERING A KATA- preparation for Rinpoche's visit Aug 19
A kata is a traditional offering scarf. The idea of presenting a kata is to make an offering to the teacher. It is most beneficial if we can think that offering this scarf represents offering entire universes of everything good to our teacher and all holy beings. Read more>
 
BOOKSTORE CORNER
We've packed our bags and moved – temporarily, that is! Beginning Aug 14 and throughout the Light of the Path Retreat, our bookstore relocates to Black Mountain, NC. We hope to see you there! If not, though, we'll be back soon. While we're gone, we hope you enjoy the wonderful selection of books available in the Center's library.  
BOOKSTORE HOURS
Temporarily closed. We hope to see you in Black Mountain!
OUTREACH
GIVE THE GIFT OF SIGHT
DONATE YOUR USED EYEGLASSES

Prescription eyeglasses and reading glasses will be used to fit patients during a Free Healthcare Day to be held Sat, Sep 16 at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church on Hillsborough St. in Raleigh. The event is sponsored by Raleigh Sai Center.        

Glasses collected in Kadampa Center lobby 'til Aug 20

MORE OUTREACH ...

Rise Against Hunger  Interfaith Back to School Meal Packaging Event, Aug 27.
You can still register. more>

Love Notes Project Write a note with a simple expression of hope and love to brighten someone's day. We are approaching 1000 Love Notes that have been delivered to Meals on Wheels! The next delivery will put us over 1,000 messages of Love and Hope to hungry hearts. Keep up the wonderful efforts, and rejoice in your merit! Pick-up/drop-off at Kadampa Center.  more>
MERIT MAKERS
TY people letters

Thank you to the team of cleaners, gardeners, Lama Atisha statue fillers and LOP packers that made Saturday a merit packed day of joyful effort. We enjoyed a wonderful time together and accomplished so much! It's wonderful to see people come out and help the Center supporting the wishes of our teachers. Thank you guys!

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WORDLY WISE
Six Perfections (Sanskrit: paramita)

The practice of a bodhisattva. On the basis of bodhicitta, a bodhisattva practices the six perfections: generosity, morality, patience, enthusiastic perseverance, concentration and wisdom. 
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