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The Path to Joy with Venerable Amy Miller

Friday, January 31, (All day) to Sunday, February 2, (All day) 2020


Kadampa Center happily welcomes Venerable Amy Miller for a weekend course designed to give us tools to create more happiness in our daily lives.

The Path to Joy  offers participants a practical roadmap of how to cultivate happiness and overcome suffering in the midst of life’s challenges.

Interweaving the “Steps on the Path” (Lam Rim), the foundational philosophy of Tibetan Buddhism, with The Book of Joy (discussions with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu), this course explores the eight pillars of joy (perspective, humility, humor, acceptance, forgiveness, gratitude, compassion, and generosity) along with the realistic tools necessary to undertake that journey.


Get a taste of Venerable Amy's teaching style here

Open to all levels although some Buddhist background is helpful. 

Venerable Amy's workshop will run 7-9 pm Friday, 10 am - 4 pm Saturday, and 10:30 am - 4 pm Sunday. 

We encourage students to bring a bag lunch Saturday and Sunday, so we can discuss the morning's teachings over our meal.

Want to serve the teacher? Volunteer!  There are lots of little tasks that don't take too much time and reap heaps of spiritual benefit! Watch this space for volunteer opportunities.

Registration requested so we can prepare enough materials for all at the course. Click here to register.



Friday evening 7-9 pm Workshop begins
Saturday 10 am - 12:30pm Workshop continues
  12:30-2 pm Brown-bag lunch.    Students are  encouraged to bring lunch and discuss the teachings.
  2-4 pm Workshop continues
Sunday 10:30 am - noon Regular Kadampa Center Sunday Dharma with Family Program
  12-1:30 pm Brown-bag lunch   Students are  encouraged to bring lunch and discuss the teachings.
  1:30-4 pm   Workshop concludes

More about Venerable Amy Miller.

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, February 1. We must receive the sponsorship by Wednesday, January 29  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 Amy Sponsorship Opportunities


Transformed Warrior ~ $350

Awakened Warrior ~ $250

Insight Warrior (teaching session) ~ $200

Compassion Warrior ~ $150

Realized Warrior (spirtual materials) ~ $108


Venerable Amy Donation Opportunities


Heart Giving ~ $Your Choice

Thank You!




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