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Teachings with Venerable George Churinoff


We are happy to welcome back Venerable George Churinoff, a frequent visiting teacher to Kadampa Center! Come join in teachings with Venerable George in December.

Venerable George will lead our Wednesday Lamrim class at 7 pm on December 1, 8  and 15.   He will also teach on Sunday mornings at 10:30 am on December 5 and 12.

Don't miss the opportunity to connect with this warm teacher, who sprinkles his incisive, sharp intelligence with humor and timely observations on humankind to illuminate the Dharma.

Venerable George will teach on thought transformation - how to be happy in samsara - on Sunday mornings. 

On Wednesdays, he will continue our study of lamrim, focusing on the importance of developing bodhicitta, how to develop it and how to train in the bodhisattva's deeds. Anyone is welcome to attend, even if you have not been coming to Wednesday lamrim class with Geshe Gelek.  Venerable George will be teaching from "The Essence of the Vast and Profound" by Pabongkha Rinpoche. 

Learn more about Venerable George.


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 teaching ~ $250

Sponsor two teachings ~ $350

Sponsor three teachings ~ $500

Visiting Teacher Donation Opportunities

Heart Giving ~ $Your Choice