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need centers in my area

Postby tempuserus » Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:07 pm

why is there no tibetan buddhist center/temple in morgantown wv, it home to the state university. i am sure i am not the only buddhist here, please ssend a ACI teacher here, i am studying ACI internet study and could use a teacher. any answers. :namaste:

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Re: need centers in my area

Postby DGA » Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:09 am

You're in luck: you have an excellent opportunity to study Dharma just down the road from you in Maryland.

http://www.drikungtmc.org

Or you could go up the road to Pittsburgh.

http://www.threeriversdharma.org

While you're back at home in WV, you can continue your studies online and practice diligently. Here's another opportunity to learn (in case you're curious about the East Asian forms of Vajrayana):

http://www.tendai.eu/82.html

There's no need to despair. You have opportunities to practice and a desire to do it. What are you waiting for?

***EDIT: I know the OP put this in the Gelugpa sub-forum, and I didn't list a single Gelugpa center or teacher in this post. I regret the omission: it was made out of ignorance of Gelug centers near the OP's hometown.**

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Re: need centers in my area

Postby DGA » Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:44 am

Incidentally, Morgantown looks like it might be an interesting spot after all.

http://morgantown.craigslist.org/grp/2048148860.html

at least interesting things brewing.

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Re: need centers in my area

Postby kerby » Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:49 am

You could apply with FPMT to start a study group and they could possibly help.
http://www.fpmt.org/centers/faq.html

There's also a Gelug Center in Cleveland. Jewel Heart
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Re: need centers in my area

Postby kittapea » Tue Dec 14, 2010 5:26 pm

I recently moved to Morgantown and would participate in a study group if one was created. I belonged to a small group in Carrboro, NC and it was quite good. Please post again if you need help in organizing a group.

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Re: need centers in my area

Postby tempuserus » Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:01 pm

thank you all i will flourish as a buddhist one day will get a teacher but for now will do ACI homestudy

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Re: need centers in my area

Postby kerby » Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:23 am

I would love to see new Gelug Centers and study groups across America.
That would be great ! I know FPMT starts their centers out as study groups first before becoming a center.
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Re: need centers in my area

Postby kerby » Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:34 am

I go to Tse Chen Ling in San Francisco. We used to have Venerable Robina here and a few others who practice in Raleigh, now. Sorry to hear about your commute. Just think of all of the great karma you're creating for your efforts and maybe someday you can start a study group that will blossom into a center. That would be wonderful. :D
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Re: need centers in my area

Postby kerby » Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:53 pm

No. But on the FPMT website you can study many things on-line. We always record our meetings at Tse Chen Ling and put them on the site. Lama Yeshe founded FPMT with encouragement from His Holiness the Dalai Lama after his passing Lama Zopa has continued with this.

I know what you mean about Charlotte and I would be doing the drive to Raleigh, as well for the same reasons. With Raleigh's large population FPMT could easily get a study group started there. I bet there are others who practice in Raleigh who make the drive, also. The Kadampa Center would have info on residents who practice from that area that maybe they would share with you if you ever do want to start a study group in Charlotte.

All of the best to you.
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Re: need centers in my area

Postby kerby » Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:12 am

There's a new FPMT study group in Youngstown, Ohio. :twothumbsup:
http://fpmt-ohio.blogspot.com/
Hope this helps. It's not too far away.
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Re: need centers in my area

Postby Caz » Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:09 pm

Good Idea try the FPMT.
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Re: need centers in my area

Postby kerby » Sat Apr 09, 2011 6:16 pm

I agree the FPMT has a wonderful program. You can practice on-line if there are no centers near you. They have spiritual advisors who can help you with any information you might need.
http://www.fpmt.org/
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