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The Four Noble Truths and Dependent Arising with Venerable George Churinoff

Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Nov 13 2019.
7:00 pm Wednesday, November 6, 2019


Shakyamuni Buddha's very first teaching was the Four Noble Truths: the truth of suffering, the truth that suffering has a cause, the truth that suffering can cease, and the truth of the path to end suffering.

The Buddha also taught about the two truths of emptiness and conventional reality, and the 12 links of dependent arising.

In these sessions, Venerable George will discuss how the Four Noble Truths relates to these other aspects of the Buddha's teachings.

Class on 2019-11-13 had to be cancelled because of a gas leak in the Gompa.



Come experience Venerable George's clear and engaging teaching style!

Click here to hear Venerable George's teachings in 2014.

Registration requested. Please click here.

Volunteer opportunities!  Be a part of making this visit a success!  Sign up here to help.


Supporting the teachings

Supporting the teachings is an incredibly powerful and important act -- it is a practice of the highest form of generosity – giving the means to enlightenment. Kadampa Center has for many years operated within the ideal of offering teachings without charging a fee, so that money is not an obstacle for anyone to hear the precious teachings and participate in the practices. We rely on the generous hearts of those who are moved to support the spiritual offerings and keep them open to everyone regardless of ability to pay. Supporting the teachings benefits not just the Center and those who attend, but it also greatly benefits the donor, because it creates the causes to meet the teachings again in future lives, and deepens the connection with the teacher. 

Kadampa Center offers two ways to support the teachings: Sponsorships and Donations.

Sponsorships begin at $108.

Sponsors receive:

 - The opportunity to attend a private tea with the teacher at the end of the visit, on Saturday, November 16. We must receive the sponsorship by Wednesday, November 13  to assure your place at the tea.

 - The opportunity to write a personal dedication that we will post on the gompa door for all to share.  We must receive the sponsorship and dedication by Wednesday, November 6  to assure we have time to print and post your dedication.

There may be more than one sponsor for any event.

Donations are any amount less than $108.

Donors of $50 or more receive:

 - The opportunity to write a personal dedication that we will post on the gompa door for all to share. We must receive the donation and dedication by two days before the teacher’s visit begins to assure we have time to print and post your dedication.

Supporting the teachings is a two-step process

Step One  is dedicating your generosity (click here).

Step Two  is making the donation or sponsorship (use the buttons below on this page),

Dedications may be very simple - "For my mother, Rosemary" - or they might encompass more extensive spiritual wishes, such as "May these teachings be the cause to liberate all sentient beings," or wishes for the teacher's long life, to benefit a person who is ill - any heart-felt positive intention!  You also can dedicate for more than one intention.

Use our secure online community to donate by clicking your choice below.

To try our new Text Giving, send KC108 to 73256 and select your level from the drop down menu..

Don't forget to dedicate your generosity!

Venerable George Sponsorship Opportunities


Transformed Warrior (sponsor travel) ~ $350

Awakened Warrior ~ $250

Insight Warrior (teaching session) ~ $200

Compassion Warrior ~ $150

Realized Warrior (spirtual materials) ~ $108


Venerable George Donation Opportunities


Heart Giving ~ $Your Choice

Thank You!

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