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Nov 18 - Nov 24, 2019

TUESDAY, NOV 19 - Lhabab Duchen



Upcoming Calendar Items
Lhabab Düchen is one of the four major Buddhist holy days of the year. On this day, we celebrate the Buddha’s return to beings in our realm after a three-month separation.
This is an auspicious day for practice, when the karmic effects of actions are multiplied one hundred million times.
When: Nov 19

In this module, we explore the process of death and rebirth and its impact on how we live our lives. Learn to fulfill your purpose in life, resolve conflicts, and develop the skills to help yourself and others at death. 
When: Nov 4 - Dec 9
(No class Nov 25)

Tara is a female Buddha whose qualities include enlightened action and swiftly removing obstacles. This practice will greatly benefit not just our center and community, but have the best benefit of helping all sentient beings.
When: Nov 23


The 2020 ANNUAL APPEAL has started!
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: 54,520
Enter your 2019 Prostration Challenge count here! We'll offer them all to Geshe-la at the end of the year. We have 41,404 as of today!
Merit Makers & Side Notes
Wow! Hasn't Venerable George's visit been wonderful? Our hearts skip with thanks to all the volunteers who made his visit great - drivers, greeters, our great media guys Brian Dyer and Chris Baranski; Karen Mastroianni and David Machles who hosted him in their home, Susan Potter who hosted the sponsor tea, and our crack Visiting Teachers team - Linda Saah, Suzy Boehm and Laura Carballo, who put in tons of work organizing his visit. Big thanks to all!
Hope many of you enjoyed some or all of the various teachings from Venerable George these last two weeks. Yesterday we finished the last session of a heady weekend on Mahamudra. One of my favorite lines came at the very end of the text ...
Family Program
Fall Session Sept 8 - Nov 24! How We Relate to Others
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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