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Building a Bodhisattva Community

Building a Bodhisattva Community 
A letter from Kadam Lucy

Dear friends and supporters of KMC Colorado,

If any of you have passed by our building lately, you will have noticed that most of it has gone! It has been knocked down by complete strangers with sledgehammers!

This could be a major shock if we didn’t know that the builders were going to stick around long enough to build it back up again! But just as we have to dismantle the delusions in our mind, such as aversion and greed, to build the beautiful minds of liberation and enlightenment, so we have to dismantle this property to make space for a spectacular urban temple for world peace. And spectacular it will be. I am including here a picture of the recent opening of the temple in Mexico just to give you a bit of an idea – ours will not be quite as large as this, but it will be every bit as beautiful and full of people.

Which brings me to the main point of this letter – why are we spending so much time, effort, and money on this project? For people. So that we can build a community of kind-hearted, peaceful Bodhisattvas – people who want to free not just themselves but all living beings from suffering and its causes by realizing their indestructible potential for enlightenment.
While we wait for construction to be completed, rooting for our fearless leader Kate as she oversees this multimillion dollar project, and our other managers who are also working on hyperdrive, we are “popping up” all over town. Our branches are also doing really well so far, bringing meditation classes to more and more people where they are at. These branches are like the spokes and our main Center is like the hub – together they keep the wheel of Dharma, or Buddhism, turning throughout Colorado.

As Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso says:

“Our intention in teaching Dharma is not just to spread Buddhism. We are trying to help the people of this world by giving them special methods to solve their daily problems and to achieve the permanent happiness of liberation. In itself, the flourishing of Buddhadharma is not important unless it benefits others. This is the main purpose of Buddhism.”

Our aim is to bring authentic inner peace into the hearts of everyone in our communities so that they too can spread it amongst their families and friends. Everyone has an indestructible potential for joy and freedom, and with our classes and other activities our sole intention is to help people realize this. This is real Bodhisattva activity; and I am so glad that you are all a part of this. Thank you.

Join us for a very meaningful day
To help us fulfill this vision and keep growing our Bodhisattva credentials, I am teaching a day course on the Bodhisattva’s way of life on Saturday April 29th. This will take place in the gorgeous Evergreen, and consist of three teachings and meditations on how to become a Bodhisattva and practice in our daily lives the six perfections of giving, moral discipline, patience, joyful effort, concentration, and wisdom. We’ll have a welcome chance to discuss and hang out in a relaxing location, and lunch and refreshments are also provided. I really hope you will join us!!! Click the image for information.

Do let me know if I can help you with anything – you can reach me at rt@meditationincolorado.org.

Lots of love and prayers,
Kadam Lucy
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