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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.

Elise Strevel and Chris Baranski serve on the Board of Directors for Triangle Interfaith Alliance.

 

2020 Interfaith Annual Dinner theme is "Shine Your Light"

[posted 1/21/2020]

WHAT: 2020 Annual Dinner: "Shine Your Light"

WHEN:Thurs, Feb 27, 6:00 - 8:30 pm

WHERE: The Hindu Society of NC, 309 Aviation Parkway, Morrisville, North Carolina

FORMAT: Be inspired by leaders involved in local interfaith initiatives. Learn how you can connect with others and be part of a positive change!  

Featuring leaders and volunteers from:

  • Rev. Nancy Petty
    Senior Pastor of Pullen Memorial Baptist Church in Raleigh: Champion of Interfaith Dialogue in our communities, and of social justice based on ethical behaviors

  • Rev. Bruce Puckett
    Assistant Dean of Duke University Chapel: Active in Community Ministry and connecting people with faith and with one another

  • Prof. Bhupender Gupta
    NC State Professor of Engineering, Member of Hindu Society of NC: Ambassador of Interfaith Activities at NC State, and advocate of unity among faiths

Vegetarian Indian Food catered by Saffron of Morrisville

Adults $15; Students $10 

Payment may be made by cash or check at the door. Thank you!

To RSVP and make dinner reservations please visit Triangle Interfaith Alliance website

or email by February 15, to Lana Dial or Guyvant Bhakta

 

Share the Love Food Drive

The holidays are over, but hunger persists for too many members of our community. You can help.

Listen to your heart and make a food donation to Kadampa Center's SHARE THE LOVE Food Drive. Your generous donation of non-perishable food items will be collected in the Kadampa Center lobby.

Final delivery of collected donations will be made to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina by February 14, a day dedicated to the nurture of love.

Collecting now through Feb 12.

Ideas to Give:

  • Canned Fruits, Vegetables, Meat and Soup
  • Whole Grain Pasta, Rice
  • Dried Beans, and Cereal
  • Peanut Butter and other nut butters
  • Pedialyte, Infant Cereal, Powdered Formula
  • Fruit Cups, Juice Boxes
  • Granola Bars, Crackers, Popcorn
  • Sugar-free pudding cups
  • Pet food would also be greatly appreciated!

No glass jars please!

Adopt-A-Stream Clean Up at Lake Johnson

[posted 7.3.19]

Do you enjoy doing something for the environment? Lake Johnson accumulates trash along the short lines and wildlife become entangled, or ingest trash that is toxic to them. The Family Program and Outreach have teamed up to offer this opportunity to do service work and protect the local wildlife at Lake Johnson. All ages are welcome to participate in the Adopt-A-Stream biannual cleaning.

  • WHAT: Adopt-A-Stream Clean Up at Lake Johnson
  • WHERE: Lake Johnson Shoreline
  • WHEN: Sat, Nov 2 from 8:00a-Noon (note new date)
  • REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Link

To participate, all volunteers must register. 

Interfaith Alliance Afternoon of Devotional Prayer - Shine Your Light

[posted 10.10.19]

The Triangle Interfaith Alliance will hold an afternoon of devotional prayer and thoughts regarding "Shine Your Light." Presenters will share a brief prayer or thought from their faith tradition. 

  • WHAT: Shine Your Light
  • WHERE: Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2723 Clark Ave, Raleigh NC
  • WHEN: Sun, Nov 3 at 3 pm

To be on the program, contact Nancy Hendershot on or before Oct 26.

Green Tara Sand Mandala

[posted 10.10.19]

Watch as Geshe Palden Sangpo constructs a new sand mandala for peace and healing at Elon University's Truitt Center for Religious & Spiritual Life, located in the Numen Lumen Pavilion. Opening Ceremony at 10:00a Wednesday and Closing Ceremony at 3:00p Friday. 

Come by to watch the Mandala take shape, and to purchase items from Nepal, India, and other countries to benefit Geshe Sangpo's students in India.

  • What:  Sand Mandala Construction  
  • When:  Wed, Oct 23 - Fri, Oct 25
  • Were:  Elon University's Truitt Center, 100 Campus Drive, Elon, NC 27244

Interfaith Alliance Afternoon of Devotional Prayer - Inspiration & Courage

[posted 7.3.19]

The Triangle Interfaith Alliance will hold an afternoon of devotional prayer and thoughts regarding "Inspiration & Courage: Stories from our Lives or FaithTraditions.

  • WHAT: Inspiration & Courage: Stories from our Lives or Faith Traditions
  • WHERE: Islamic Association of Raleigh, 808 Atwater St., Raleigh NC
  • WHEN: Sun, Aug 4 at 3 pm

To be on the program, contact Nancy Hendershot on or before July 26.

 

'Composting - Making It Fun' Workshop

[posted 7.3.19]

The Interfaith Care of Creation Network will present "Composting - Making It Fun," a composting workshop on Tuesday, July 9 from 7:00-9:00 in Finlator Hall, Pullen Memorial Baptist Church. Please enter from the small parking lot at the back of the church.

  • WHAT: Composting - Making It Fun, a composting workshop
  • WHEN: Tue, Jul 9 from 7-9 pm
  • WHERE: Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, Finlator Hall, located at 1801 Hillsborough St., Raleigh
  • WHEN: Tue, Jul 9 from 7-9 pm

Composting - Making It Fun will be presented by Linda Courne and Karin Miles from Binkley Baptist Church, 2019 national winner, Interfaith Power & Light Cool Congregation Award.

 

Triangle Interfaith Eyeglass Collection

[posted 6.4.19]

Now through end of August 15, 2019

Prescription eyeglasses and reading glasses will be used to fit patients during a Free Healthcare Day to be held Sept. 15 at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church on Hillsborough Street in Raleigh. The event is sponsored by the Raleigh Sai Center.

Drop yours off by August 15 in the Kadampa Center lobby.

Thank you!

Food Drive

[posted on April 24, 2019]

The Food Bank of central and eastern North Carolina serves a network of more than 800 partner agencies such as soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, and programs for children and adults through distribution centers in Durham, Greenville, New Bern, Raleigh, the Sandhills (Southern Pines) and Wilmington.

Sadly, food insecurity remains a serious problem in central and eastern North Carolina. In these counties, more than 600,000 people struggle to access nutritious and adequate amounts of food necessary for a healthy life.

The needs increase during the summer months when children are home from school and do not receive the school free breakfasts and lunches.

  • WHEN: May - June
  • WHERE: Kadampa Center lobby
  • WHAT: Non-perishable food items (NO GLASS jars please)

[posted July 5, 2019]

The final delivery of  donations for the  Food Bank of NC on July 1. 

Your generosity resulted in a total of  504 pounds of food, which provides  420 meals for people in need!  Food shortages are especially critical for families in the summer when children are not getting meals at school. Your kindness is most appreciated. 
Thank you so very, very much!

Habitat for Humanity

[posted on April 24, 2019]

Join a special team and do good, feel good. All that is required are a willing heart and hands.

  • WHEN: Sat, June 15
  • WHERE: TBA
  • WHAT: Habitat Interfaith Build Day
  • WHO: No experience needed!!

For more info or to sign up, contact Elise Strevel

A Way of Life: Love all, Serve all

[posted 4/03/2019]

  • WHEN: Sunday, April 7, 3:30-6:00pm
  • WHERE: HSNC - Cultural Hall, 309 Aviation Pkwy, Morrisville, NC
  • WHO: Everyone is welcome!
  • Program: An introduction to Sathya Sai's teachings

This is a free event. Info www.raleighsaicenter.org

Habitat for Humanity Baffle Project for Kids

[posted 4/03/2019]

  • WHEN: Sunday, April 7, 3:00-6:00pm
  • WHERE: Unity of the Triangle Church, 5570 Munford Road, Raleigh
  • WHO: Age under 16

Registration Required contact Christy Batts

An afternoon devotional of prayer and thoughts regarding

[posted 4/03/2019]

Unity in Diversity

  • WHEN: Sunday, April 7, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.       
  • WHERE: Institute of Islamic & Turkish Studies,1391 SE Maynard Rd, Cary, NC 27606       
  • FORMAT: Presenters will share a brief prayer or thought from their faith tradition.

Rise Against Hunger Food Packing Event

[posted 3/01/2019]

Kadampa Center will partner with the Triangle Interfaith Alliance and Rise Against Hunger to package meals for the world. Rise Against Hunger meals are distributed through global partners that administer school feeding programs, orphanages, health clinics, vocational training, and respond to crisis. This is a family friendly activity. Space is limited, so register soon! To participate, send your registration request to: Outreach@kadampa-center.org

  • WHEN:   9:00 am  – Noon, Sat, March 30 
  • WHERE:  Fairmont United Methodist Church, 2501 Clark Ave, Raleigh
  • REGISTER:  To participate, send your registration request to:  Outlook@kadampa-center.org (Rise Against Hunger in the subject line, please)

Kadampa Center's Adopt-a-Stream at Lake Johnson

[posted 3/01/2019]

The Family Program and Outreach have teamed up to offer a new service project! All ages are welcome to participate in the Adopt-a-Stream's biannual cleanup of Lake Johnson shoreline. To participate, program volunteers MUST sign up in advance. 

  • WHEN:   8:00 am  – Noon, Sat, March 23 
  • WHERE:  Volunteers will park and check-in at Williams Stadium Parking Lot, closest to the trail head.  5611 Jaguar Park Dr, Raleigh, NC 27606
  • WHO:  All ages!
  • QUESTIONS OR TO REGISTER: Contact Dorothy Robson or email Outreach (Adopt-A-Stream in subject line, please)
 

Triangle Interfaith Alliance's: Islamic Association of Raleigh Open House

[posted 3/01/2019]

Come meet your Muslim neighbors. Hear the Call to Prayer. Get your questions answered by experts. Enjoy Culinary treats from around the world!

  • WHAT: Islamic Association of Raleigh Open House
  • WHEN:   11:00 am - 3:00pm, Sat, March 9 
  • WHERE:  Islamic Association of Raleigh, 808 Atwater St., Raleigh, NC

 

2019 Interfaith Annual Dinner theme is "Making a Difference."

[posted 1/28/2019]

  • WHAT: 2019 Annual Dinner: "Making a Difference"
  • WHEN:Thurs, Feb 21, 6:00 - 8:30 pm
  • WHERE: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 5060 Six Forks Road, Raleigh
  • FORMAT: Hear inspiring stories from people involved in local non-profit organizations. Learn how you can connect with others and be part of a positive change!
     

Featuring leaders and volunteers from:

  • US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants
  • Helping Hand Mission
  • Habitat for Humanity

Dinner by Tandoor Indian Restaurant: 

Adults $15; Students $10 (no charge for children under 6)

Payment may be made by cash or check at the door. Thank you!

To RSVP and make dinner reservations please email Lana Dial by February 15, 2018 at lana_dial@yahoo.com

Triangle Interfaith Alliance website: http://interfaithalliance-nc.org