Hi there, and welcome to the new Kalpa Bhadra KBC website! We hope the new format will be easy to use, and will better describe who we are and what we do. There is a lot of new content that we think you will find interesting and helpful. We hope you’ll have fun perusing the pages to discover all of the new features. However, we’d like to point out some of the highlights.
The Class Schedule
The Class Schedule is a new page where you can quickly see the times and locations of all of our drop-in classes. This is great if you’re new to the Center and want some fast info. From there you can click on the class that suits you best to find out more about the current topics and get directions.
If you don’t see a class that works with your own schedule, you can also use this page to send us a request for teachings. We want to expand our class schedule to include new times and branch out into new locations. Of course, it can take some time and planning to start a new class, so we can’t promise instant results, but it really helps if we know where there is interest. We want to hear from you!
The updated calendar feature is probably our favorite part! It’s your one-stop place to find out about everything that’s happening at the Center, including the regular drop-in classes, group prayers, study programs, and special events. Kadampa Festivals and regional Dharma Celebrations (such as the upcoming Mid-Atlantic Dharma Celebration — shameless plug!) will also be posted on the calendar.
You can easily see a whole month at a time, or narrow it down to a given week or day. Click on any event you want to know about for a summary, and follow the link for complete details. If you prefer a chronological list of special events, check out the Upcoming Events page.
Did you know that we regularly make prayers dedicated to world peace in general as well as to the welfare of specific people in our community? We keep a rolling dedication list that we typically read during any group prayer with a tsog offering, such as Wishfulfilling Jewel or Offering to the Spiritual Guide.
If you would like for us to make dedications on behalf of someone you know, you can submit a prayer request, and we will add them to our list.
We also have prayer called Powa Ceremony, which is a method to assist those who have recently died to be reborn in a Buddha’s Pure Land. If a loved one has died, please let us know about it and we will do this practice for them.
Of course, you are also welcome to join us to participate in group prayers with us in person.
Thank you for your interest in our meditation classes, and for your support. Please drop in for a class, group prayer, or special event soon.