Born I seated at Stupa
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Generosity, Compassion and Community

Born I Benefit Concert Saturday 9/30 from 5-7pm

We would like to warmly invite you to attend a benefit concert on Saturday Sept. 30 from 5PM to 7PM to support both KPC and Buddhist Relief. Headlined by rapper and meditation teacher Ofosu Jones-Quartey aka Born I, this family-friendly evening of traditional Tibetan Buddhist prayer, a singing bowl sound bath meditation, and a journey through lyrical music that focuses on spirituality and positivity, will be held on the front lawn of the temple. KPC’s own Adalia Tara will join Born I during the show. Food will be available for purchase from PhoWheels, who will also be donating their proceeds.

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“One small act of kindness can have enormous impact. By helping to feed others, we keep the energy of compassion flowing through the world.” – Born-I
Your attendance at this event will support the compassionate work of Buddhist Relief.

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Fueled by the commitment to end suffering, which is the mission statement of Kunzang Palyul Choling, Buddhist Relief leverages nonprofit partnerships to provide food, clothing and essentials for sentient beings in crisis. Currently, Buddhist Relief supports 6 different
nonprofits serving individuals and families in need in Montgomery County and northern Virginia. In addition to the thousands of pounds of food provided to our nonprofit partners each week, Buddhist Relief is piloting the provision of emergency food boxes to people needing immediate food assistance.

Join us in ending hunger in our community. General admission tickets for the benefit concert are available:

About Born I

Rapper and meditation teacher Ofosu Jones-Quartey aka Born I, hails from the Washington DC area. Born I’s music has received over 20 million streams. His music has gotten attention from Diddy and Steve Aoki and received mentions in Vibe and Lion’s Roar magazines. Born I has performed around the country, notably at the Kennedy Center and on the Plum Village music and meditation tour of North America in April 2023. Born I is also an experienced meditation practitioner and certified teacher, with an emphasis on self-compassion, using his music as a method of teaching. He is the male voice on the popular meditation app Balance, and he leads mindfulness retreats across the country.