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18 May 2019

News roundup MaY 19 2019

A chance to catch up on some of the other news stories from recent days

DALLAS | ULVERSTON | CHICAGO | WASHINGTON | WASHINGTON DC | SARASOTA

dallas

What a wonderful first day of the Inner Strength weekend at KMC Texas  with Gen-la Kelsang Jampa, Deputy Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU and Resident Teacher at IKRC Grand Canyon!

Almost 100 people enjoyed a precious opportunity to learn about the importance of developing spiritual strength, the power of meditation, and the beautiful mind of patience to solve our human problems.

Gen Menla, Resident Teacher at KMC Texas, is leading the morning meditations.

ulverston

A beautiful weekend at Manjushri KMC. Over 60 visitors came from centers around the UK for an intensive weekend helping with Festival setup.

As always when Kadampas gather it is a joyful occasion with a lot of good humor and hard work.

A big thank you to all the volunteers working to make sure the 2019 Spring Festival begins smoothly on Friday.

Watch the set-up daily on the Pre-festival Diaries.

chicago

Enjoy this video of the Teacher and sangha at KMC Chicago, working to put some fantastic posters on the windows of the new commercial space currently under development as the new center.

washington dc

Yesterday was an auspicious day for KMC Washington DC. They finished the construction of the shrine and installed the statues in their new premises.

The lotus for the Buddha statue newly arrived from Kadampa Art Studio in the UK was filled and installed.

Also fresh from the UK were the statues of Venerable Geshe-la, Je Tsongkapa and Sons, and the two sets of collected works.

After an extensive period of renovation, the new center is ready to be officially opened by Gen-la Jampa, who will visit June 21-23.

seattle

KMC Washington recently enjoyed a wonderful White Tara weekend. Resident Teacher Gen Khedrub granted the empowerment of Venerable White Tara followed by commentary and teachings.

Feedback - 'So many blessings!'

sarasota

Yesterday, at KMC Florida, over 65 people joined in the 'Living Meaningfully, Dying Joyfully' course with Kadampa teacher Kelsang Kalden.

There is clearly a good deal of interest in the Buddhist perspective on helping ourselves and others die peacefully.