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Feb 3 - 9, 2020



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Save the Dates!
Registration opens Feb 16.
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.
Everyone is welcome!
Guru puja (Lama Chöpa) is a practice of making offerings and requests to all the Buddhas and holy beings, but especially the root guru, who, according to the teachings, is the root of the path to liberation. 
When: Tues, Feb 4
A beautiful prayer service that includes lyrical praises to the seven Medicine Buddhas, requests for their help and aspirations for our own spiritual attainments.
Everyone welcome!
When: Sun, Feb 9
In this practice, we deepen our connection to each of the 21 Taras by visualizing her present with us, contemplating the specific enlightened activity of each Tara.
When: Sat, Feb 15
Kadampa Center will mark the Tibetan New Year with traditional stories and prayer, hosted by Geshe Gelek and Geshe Sangpo.
Tibetan students from Duke will describe how the New Year is celebrated in Tibet, and they will sing and dance for our delight.
No Family Program - Children are invited to remain in the gompa for the festivities.
WHEN:  Sunday, Feb, 23
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: 603,091
Enter your 2020 Mandala Offering Pledge count here! We'll offer them all to Geshe-la at the end of the year. We have 684 as of today!
Merit Makers & Side Notes
We happily invite visiting teachers to our gompa several times a year. Everything that happened with Venerable Amy's visit last weekend depended on the hard work of a few people who hosted the teacher, drove her to and from teachings, and organized all the logistical details behind the scenes. Big thanks to our Visiting Teachers team - Linda Saah, Suzy Boehm and Laura Carballo. Thanks also to Susan Potter, David and Elise Strevel, Kim Lillig and our drivers and sponsors!
While talking with one of my favorite people in the world, (no equanimity here,) my Uncle Ken and I realized that we both...
Family Program
Winter Session - "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 .

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 through Feb 12.
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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