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Uniting Wisdom and Compassion with Gen Don Handrick online

Repeats every week every Thursday 4 times.
7:00 pm Thursday, July 1, 2021

Just as a bird relies on two wings for flight, the two aspects of compassion and wisdom are both essential to fulfill our aspirations to attain the state of complete awakening.

Informed by wisdom, compassion understands how to be present and helpful in the face of confusion and suffering. 

Inspired by compassion, wisdom is moved to uproot the source of all confusion and enable us to quickly and skillfully benefit others.

Working together they become inseparable, a singular and potent energy dedicated to removing the suffering of the world.


In this course, we will examine teachings on the development of compassion from the renowned seventh-century Indian Buddhist scholar, Chandrakirti, in which he provides clear instruction on how to bring these two minds together in meditation and daily practice.

Gen (teacher) Don brings a masterly understanding of the Buddha's teachings, coupled with a kind and gentle approach to life, to his teaching style. We are happy to welcome him back to Kadampa Center!

This course will be offered online on YouTube and Zoom. Registration is required to participate via Zoom.

    Download texts for this course here.

More about Gen Don Handrick

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.

Although we don't have the expense of travel and hospitality for a teacher's virtual visit, donations are still needed and meaningful, and make it possible for us to make a generous offering to the teacher on behalf of everyone attending the teachings.

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 write a personal dedication that we will post  for all to share.  We must receive the sponsorship and dedication by the previous day 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 $75 or more receive:

 - The opportunity to write a personal dedication that we will post for all to share. We must receive the sponsorship and dedication by the previous day 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. If you'd like, you can team up with friends on a sponsorship - please have one person make the donation and work it out among yourselves. 

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!

Visiting Teacher Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsor the Dharma ~ $108

Sponsor one evening ~ $250

Sponsor two evenings ~ $350

Sponsor three evenings ~ $500

Visiting Teacher Donation Opportunities

Heart Giving ~ $Your Choice

Thank You!

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