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Kadampa Center COVID-19 updates

May all who are sick and ill quickly be freed from their ailments

Whatever diseases there are in the world, may they never occur again.

- Shantideva

Lama Zopa Rinpoche is giving regular teachings at Kopan Monastery in Nepal, addressing the COVID crisis and how we can transform this situation into Dharma. You can hear his teachings, live and in archives, by video, as well as transcripts and MP3s.

In addition, Rinpoche has given advice on practices we can do to diminish the effects of the virus and benefit others.

Click here for Lama Zopa Rinpoche's advice for COVID-19 practices.



His Holiness the Dalai Lama advises us to recite Green Tara mantras:



Kadampa Center will remain closed through MAY. We will do our best to offer classes and practices via Zoom and our online streaming. Please check our calendar for more information on our Spiritual Programs.


Geshe Gelek sent a message of love and encouragement on March 24:

Geshe-la is teaching via Zoom and YouTube from Argentina on Sunday mornings at 10:30. You can register to attend in Zoom here.


Please tell all my dharma friends and students not to panic. Rather, practice social distancing for sake of one's own precious human life and precious human life of others based on bodhicitta. Please  recite Tara Mantra and keep the mind calm, and totally hundred percent rely on Mother Tara during these difficult times. Everything thing is going to be alright.
his event will pass, because it happens based on causes and conditions. Therefore everything that appears will disappear. It is the natural law of karma. I am saying thousands of Mantras and printings prayer flags, and I am going to hang them tomorrow around a 35-feet tall enlightenment stupa in Epuyen Patagonia (Argentina), dedicating the merit particularly for the safety of all the students at the center and also all beings that are connected to me through Buddha dharma. Also my Teacher Khensur Rinpoche is also praying. And Geshe Sangpo la is doing the Tara Retreat under the guidance of my root Guru Khensur Rinpoche to help all the students at center.
Please tell everybody I have been thinking of all of you every single day during long hours of prayers.


Other video links:

  A video message from our Geshes' teacher, Khensur Rinpoche.
  Geshe Sangpo's video message.


His Holiness the Dalai Lama has advised reciting Green Tara’s mantra to benefit those with the virus:  OM TARE TUTTARE TURE SOHA

Leadership at Kadampa Center is very actively monitoring the situation around COVID-19 nationally and locally including evolving guidance from government and health authorities, in keeping with a commitment to ensure the health and safety of all.


Links to Resources
North Carolina Dept of Health and Human Services COVID Response in North Carolina
from the Centers for Disease Control:
COVID-19 What you should know
COVID-19 Resources for Home
COVID-19 Situation Summary
and the World Health Organization


The situation remains fluid and there is so much work going on behind the scenes. Please bear with us as we work through schedule changes in a situation which remains unprecedented and unpredictable.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. Please take good care of yourselves

May all who are sick and ill quickly be freed from their ailments

Whatever diseases there are in the world, may they never occur again.

- Shantideva