"No anger inside means no enemy outside. "
~ Lama Zopa Rinpoche
MANTRA PLEDGES: We have recited 989,563  Mani mantras so far! This mantra is beneficial for our minds, our Center, and all beings. Add yours today!
 May 8-14, 2017

- 7:00-8:30p, Meditation 101 introductory course led by Scott Miller

- Noon-1:00p, Medicine Buddha Puja
7:00-8:30p, Songs of Spiritual Experience with Geshe Gelek

- Noon-1:00p,  Lunch Bunch
- 7:00-8:30p, Four-Point Analysis Meditation  with Geshe Gelek

- Noon-1:15p, Food for Thought

- 9:00-10:00a, Sunday Morning Meditation
- 10:30-Noon, Dharma for a Happy Life with Geshe Gelek or Geshe Sangpo
- Noon-1:00p, New Member Orientation
Wed, May 10, Noon-1:00p
Sat, May 20, 6:00-8:30p
Sun, May 21, 5:00-6:30p
Sun, Jun 4, 5:00-6:30p
  • SAKA DAWA, Sat June 10 (All day)
    Commemorates Shakyamuni Buddha's birth, enlightenment and parinirvana (passing from this life)
Bookstore Corner
~ By Tashi Dhargyal
Tibetan Buddhists have long seen art as a powerful meditative practice, now you can color fifty illustrations along with a master Tibetan artist in this book for all ages.
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Family Program
Welcome families! Our unique program offers weekly classes for children of all ages. Each month we explore one or more of the  16 Guidelines

For members of the Wisdom Warriors class, ages 10-12, April's activities included the creation of a Gratitude Tree, with guidance from Elise Strevel. "We discussed and mediated on the countless sentient beings that are the cause for our happiness," Elise explained, "and for things and conditions in our lives that make our lives good."

"The children then were encouraged to write as many of these as they could on the ribbons. As they tied each ribbon on the tree, they explained what they were grateful for and why. Then we dedicated all of our offerings with the great wish for all sentient beings to have these and many other conditions for happiness such as we enjoy. Warriors discussed how, like with prayer flags, we imagine all the wonderful thoughts and causes for gratitude will move on the wind to all sentient beings."

Wisdom Warriors is a weekly class led by Elise Strevel for children ages 10-12. The focus in May is  Loyalty and Responsibility.   
Labor Day Weekend • Sep 1-4
Registration opening soon!
Socialize with Dharma Friends
  • WED: 5:30p, Al Baraka, 3815 Hillsborough St.
  • FRI: Noon, Lunch Bunch at the Center (BYOL) 
  • SUN: (last one/month)
    Noon-1:00p, Sunday Tea Time
  Merit Makers

Thanks go out this week to Colin Keenan and his buddy Will who helped move items from our storage unit to a different unit. We appreciate you coming out in the evening and assisting with joyful effort to help when needed. Colin is part of the Handy Helper Team and responded within minutes to an "ask for help." If you would like to be on the Team and offer aide with projects from small to large, email our Center Manager, Jill
Thanks again Colin and Will!

Side Note
“Only carry what you can carry.” Geshe-la talked about this Tibetan saying in our Wednesday night class and it feels like a motto many of us need to hear. Not just ‘carry what you can,’ or ‘Only carry what you can,’ it’s ‘Only carry what you can carry.’ He explained if you place a 100 lb pack on a tiny squirrel it would ...
Outreach - Loves Notes Project
An opportunity to practice Compassion in Action
The Love Notes Project is an act of generosity that connects your heart to another. Write a note that brightens someone’s day with a simple expression of hope and love. Pick up and drop off Love Note packets at the Center starting May 14th. We'll provide them to Meals on Wheels to deliver with meals.  It’s that easy! 
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Kadampa Center is an affiliate of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) in the lineage of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.