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Kadampa Center Outreach:

Seeks to provide opportunities to practice Compassion in Action through various activities that benefit sentient beings. Through our affiliation with Triangle Interfaith Alliance, we provide opportunities to get to know people of all faiths, and join together in activities of goodwill and compassion for others.

Triangle Interfaith Alliance 2018 Annual Dinner

[posted 1/8/2018]

Please join us for the Triangle Interfaith Alliance Annual Dinner featuring WRAL Anchor and Reporter David Crabtree. Ordained a permanent deacon in 2004, Crabtree will offer a presentation titled, "We Are One."

  • What: Triangle Interfaith Alliance 2018 Annual Dinner
  • When: Thu, Feb 1, 6 - 9 pm
  • Where: Islamic Association of Raleigh, 808 Atwater St., Raleigh NC 27607
  • Cost: Adults = $15; Students and youth = $10; Children under 5 = Free
To RSVP and make dinner reservations email Judye Jacbos by Jan 25 here.
Questions, contact Zubaida Khan here.
Since 1994, Crabtree’s award-winning legacy at WRAL-TV includes interviews with presidents and papal visits, political conventions, dozens of hurricanes, a Final Four and John Glenn’s return to space. He travelled across the world to cover the funerals for Mother Teresa, Pope John Paul II and Nelson Mandela. This February, he will report from the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.
He was ordained a permanent deacon in 2004 and is on track to earn his master’s degree in Theological Studies from Duke University Divinity School in the spring of 2018. As a deacon, Crabtree has worked on issues surrounding death row and hospice care. This is the work he will focus on post-WRAL after retirement in late 2018.

Interfaith afternoon of devotional prayer and thoughts regarding "Renewing Our Hope for Peace"

[posted 12/7/2017]

When: Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 3:00 pm
Where: Pullen Memorial Baptist Church Chapel (behind main Church)
1801 Hillsborough St
Format: Presenters will share a brief prayer or though from their faith tradition. If you or someone you recommend would like to be on the program, please contact Nancy Hendershot here on or before Dec 21, 2017.
Food: Social time and light refreshments will follow the service

Brought to you by Triangle Interfaith Alliance

Compassion Cultivation Training

[posted 11/20/2017]

Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) is an eight-week program designed to develop the qualities of compassion, empathy, and kindness for oneself and for others. CCT integrates traditional contemplative practices with contemporary psychology and scientific research on compassion. The program was developed at Stanford University by a team of contemplative scholars, clinical
psychologists, and researchers.

At Unity of the Triangle Church, 5570 Munford Road, Raleigh NC
  • Sundays, Starting December 3, 10, 17 & 31 and January 7, 14, 21, 28
  • Food and Fellowship: 1:00 – 1:30 pm
  • Class: 1:30 – 3:30 pm
  • Fellowship Hall
  • Led by Robin Hart, Certified CCT Instructor 
  • $100 Love Offering for Series (Due on or before December 3)

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service & Food Drive

[posted 11/6/2017]

Please join Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, Benson UMC, St. Giles Presbyterian Church, the Catholic community of St. Francis and Temple Beth Or for a Thanksgiving Service and Food Drive.

WHAT: Interfaith Thanksgiving Service and Food Drive

WHEN: Thursday, Nov 16 at 7:00 pm

WHERE: Temple Beth Or, 5315 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh, NC 27612

Join us as we stand together as one community of support and compassion.

FOOD COLLECTION: If you cannot attend but would like to donate food, please bring it to Kadampa Center by Thanksgiving Day. Non-perishable foods in non-breakable containers, please.

Triangle Interfaith Alliance - Interfaith Prayer Service

WHAT: Interfaith Prayer Service

WHEN:: Sunday, Nov 5 from 3:00 - 5:00 pm

WHERE: Hindu Society of North Carolina Temple, 309 Aviation Pkwy, Morrisville, NC, 27560

THEME: A Season of Sharing

All our welcome! We invite participants and attendees, from all different faith communities, including multiple Christian denominations, Baha'i, Jain, Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim, Jew, Native American, Sikh, Meher Baba, as well as those with no particular affliliation who are interested in interfaith work.

Thoughts and prayers on the theme will be shared for approximately one hour, followed by light refreshements and mingling.

Go here to learn more about interfaith activities.

Green Tara Sand Mandala for Peace and Healing

Elon University, Truitt Center
Wednesday, Nov 1 - Friday, Nov 3
Opening Ceremony, Wednesday, Nov 1 at 9:00a
Closing Ceremony Friday, Nov 3 at 3:00p
View construction from 10a-5p on Wednesday and Thursday and 10a-2p on Friday
For FYI info about Truitt Center      
For FYI info about last year’s event

Outreach Opportunity: Green Tara Sand Mandala Meredith College

[posted 2/01/2016]


February 9-11, 2016

If you missed the opportunity to experience the Tara Sand Mandala at Kadampa Center last November, or if you want another opportunity to experience its blessings, you are warmly invited to another Tara Sand Mandala creation event by Geshe Sangpo.

Where: Meredith College Cates Student Union When: Tuesday, Feb.9, 9:00a-5:00p - Opening Ceremony 9:00a Wednesday, Feb. 10, 9:00a-5:00p Thursday, Feb. 11, 9:00a - Closing Ceremony 3:00p

Outreach Opportunity: Stop Hunger Now Meal Packaging

[posted 12/07/2015]

"STOP HUNGER NOW” Meal Packaging Event Saturday, December 12

Help celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Stop Hunger Now’s first ever packaging event!

They’re aiming for hundreds of people to flow through their warehouse in four shifts (9am, 11am, 1pm & 3pm), packaging in excess of 100,000 meals. They’ll have food trucks outside, a kids area inside (including a bounce-house) and lots of music and fun, all while making a difference in thousands of lives. For more information and to sign up for a shift: STOP HUNGER NOW: RALEIGH EVENT!

Contact person:

Darron R Stover,
Program Manager Stop Hunger Now
Raleigh Office: (919) 907-0746

Outreach for Syrian Families Blanket and Coat Drive a Success!


Dear Kadampa Family and Friends:

THANK YOU for your abundant generosity of heart and hand! The coat & blanket drive concluded Nov. 29, and today we delivered an additional 43 coats and 25 blankets for a grand total of 77 warm coats and 53 cozy blankets for Syrian refugees in Turkey. Rejoice in your merit and in the joy and appreciation your gift will bring to others in need!

Volunteers are needed to load donations from around the Triangle onto a truck for the first leg of travel to the refugees on Sunday, December 6. If you would like to help, just show up at 1903 N Harrison Ave. in Cary (white office buildings directly across from SAS, at the traffic light) at 10:00a, Sunday, December 6. Ending time is when the truck is filled. Contact person: Mr. Mehmet Vural 919-389-3469

With Hands Together in Gratitude,
With Big Love and Peace,
Outreach Coordinator

Elise Strevel to Kadampa Community


Thanks so much to our kind and generous community for supporting the Center’s August drive to collect eyeglasses. We brought in 18 pairs of reading glasses; 6 pairs of prescription sunglasses; and 38 pairs of prescription glasses for a total of 62 pairs of eyeglasses! These glasses will be distributed to those who need them during a Free Health Care Day on September 19, held by The Raleigh Sai Center and Pullen Baptist Church. Thanks so much to each of you and to our tireless Outreach Coordinator, Elise Strevel, who inspires us with wonderful opportunities for generosity.

Interfaith Movie Night with Habitat for Humanity


On behalf of the Habitat for Humanity Interfaith Initiative and Kadampa Center, you are all invited to our Interfaith Movie Night at the Kadampa Center for Tibetan Buddhism on Sunday June 9th at 6PM.

The film we will be watching is called "I Am," and it will inspire each and every one of you. You'll laugh; you'll cry; you'll want to build a house :)

Grab your family and friends, and please join us for a fun, uplifting night! Here is a link to the film (although the trailer doesn't do it justice):
And yes, there will be popcorn!!
For more information, contact Elise or Patti via .

Harmony for Habitat Participants


On a recent Saturday night, our center was filled with wonderful sounds and deep feelings of goodwill, as an interfaith group supporting Habitat for Humanity came together to raise funds and awareness for building projects in Wake County. So much goes into putting on a show like this, both behind the scenes and on the stage and we would like to thank all of those who had a part, big or small, in sharing this with us.

Thanks to Elise and David Strevel, Sandy and John Carlson, Suzi Boehm, Pat Long, Michael Flaherty, Joey Gooch, Sarah Brooks, Robbie Watkins, Dan McFarland, Renee Revaz, Triangle Alliance Choir, One Human Family, Mary Callan Kelso & Michael Raul Perez from Liz LaBelle’s Music Studio, and everyone who came out to take part in our second annual Harmony for Habitat event.

2nd Annual Harmony for Habitat

[posted 02/16/2015]


Triangle Interfaith Alliance Annual Dinner: Faith and Social Justice

[posted 01/14/2015]

This event will be held at:

Temple Beth Or, Satisky Hall, 5315 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh, During the Triangl Interfaith Alliance 2015 Annual Dinner, there will be a speech by Khalid Griggs, Imam at Community Mosque of Winston-Salem, NC. Please RSVP by email to Judye Jacobs or Manzoor Cheema

Write checks to Triangle Interfaith Alliance and send to:

Judye Jacobs
3107 Morningside Drive
Raleigh, NC 27607
Dinner Donations: $10/person
Donations will be accepted at the door.
Reservation Deadline: Thursday, February 5, 2015

An Evening of Interfaith Dialog

[posted 12/01/2014]

This event will be held at:

THE HINDU SOCIETY OF NC 309 Aviation Parkway Morrisville, NC
Come join supporters of the 2015 Habitat for Humanity Interfaith Build as we learn about each other’s faith in a comfortable, fun environment, all while gearing up to build a house together in March for a local family in need.