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It’s Giving Tuesday Today!

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Generosity is a heart-opening practice. You’ll quickly discover that when you give, your heart opens even more. KPC has many ongoing activities and efforts that help the community and all sentient beings. Some of which include our 65- acre Peace Park and wildlife sanctuary with many stupas, our 24-hour prayer vigil, our food and giving gardens, our meditation classes, regular Buddhist teachings and more!

With an open heart, please support KPC Giving Tuesday!

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Did you know that everything you see and experience at Kunzang Palyul Choling (KPC) is due to the generosity of our donors? Because of you, KPC has been able to thrive for the past 38+ years. As we look forward to 2024, we invite you to join us in supporting our end of year drive. Our goal is to raise a total of $100,000 for the KPC General Fund. So far $5,000 has been received toward this goal, leaving only $95,000 to reach by the end of the year. Your contributions sustain compassionate activities and projects such as
Serving the community.
Offering literally tons of food weekly through KPC Buddhist Relief to the Upcounty Hub, Shepherd’s Table, IROC (Immigrant and Refugee Outreach Center), First Baptist Church of Silver Spring, and Poolesville Little Free Pantry in Montgomery County, with the goal to eradicate hunger near and far.
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Growing food.

Our Giving Garden and hoop house provide almost year-round fresh produce for our partners, and serve as an outdoor learning classroom to help others increase food security.

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Caring for animals.

Opportunities for hands-on experience providing care for many types of beings – goats, pigs, chickens, ducks, geese – are accessible to visitors.

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Constructing monuments of peace.

The landscape is dotted with Stupas, sacred statues, and Lady Liberty.

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Praying and ritual practices.

Since 1985, KPC has been home to the 24-hour Prayer, honored many thousands of
prayer requests, and offered practices for the deceased.

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Maintaining tranquil walking trails.

Seven acres surrounding the temple plus a 65-acre Peace Park and wildlife preserve are available for the community to enjoy year ’round.

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Working for the environment.

A state-of-the-art constructed wetlands system, which is purifying and reclaiming our waste water, has been upgraded, and we are looking to increase our usage of solar energy.

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Offering diverse types of meditation

– traditional Buddhist, as well as secular.

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All of these ongoing programs and activities are done under the guidance of Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo and made possible totally by your donations. From the smallest to the largest dollar amount, each donation becomes a part of all these efforts to alleviate suffering, whatever form it takes. We thank you for being a supporter of KPC in the past.

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Your past support has given hope to so many, and we are grateful for your generosity. With all of the uncertainty in the world today, your support is needed now more than ever. Your donation will allow these activities to continue to grow, expand, and flourish. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for partnering with us to be a beacon of light and compassion in the world.