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The Rhythm of VIrtue events

The Rhythm of Virtue

 Imagine having a practical, tangible, adaptable mindfulness method designed to do what Geshe Gelek often suggests -- keep positive thoughts in mind throughout the day.


Our own Denise Flora has desgined just such a method into a new book, The Rhythm of Virtue, that helps you trigger virtuous thoughts and design your own virtuour earworms using the rhythmic sounds or motions of your day as your cue for practice.

  • walk the talk (literally!) to think positive thoughts
  • find common ground with family/friends of all faiths
  • explore the 16 Guidelines for Life or other virtues lists
  • bridge the gap between the cushion and real life
  • use the entire day as an opportunity for practice

Want to learn more?  We'll have several opportunities this fall to explore The Rhythm of Virtue, with an interactive open house, a book launch party, and a series of workshops that use different methods from the book.

Here's how to catch the beat of The Rhythm of Virtue at Kadampa Center:

Sep 23 (12-2p) Interactive Open House
Stop by to try a fast-paced, hands-on circuit of methods appropriate for all faiths, to integrate virtuous thought into daily life. 

Sep 30 (12-1) Book Launch Party!
Rejoice at a Tea to celebrate the official launch of the book and to thank the community for its role in the process.

Oct 21, Nov 18, Dec 16 (1:30-3:30) Workshop Series
Join any or all of these third-Sunday workshops. Explore a new method each month to integrate practice into the day. 

“How often do you think something positive? I’m not asking how often you say a prayer. There is no shortage of churches, temples, monks. Positive thinking will guarantee loving-kindness, compassion, opening your heart for all living beings. That's what we need, good, kind-hearted people. It doesn't matter what they believe, or if they have religion. The bottom line is we all need to take responsibility to think something positive. It all comes down on thinking something positive every day, throughout the day, to develop positive mindset. When we wake up, think something positive. When showering, eating, driving. Review materials by heart that can help guide you to think something positive.”        

– Geshe Gelek Chodha

"The Rhythm of Virtue is such a wonderful and meaningful resource. I feel really inspired to work with your suggestions to deepen my own practice and use with groups. Thanks thanks thanks."

    -- Mabel Odessey, Accredited 16G Faculty Member in France.


"What a pleasure to read this book, The Rhythm of Virtue. How delightful to pore over these verses and to be inspired again and again! Reading before bed even brought an auspicious dream in which all of my movements were connected with virtuous rhymes." 

    -- Karen Edwards, Occupational Therapy, UNC, Chapel Hill.