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Center Cherishing
11:30am - 12:30pm

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All Kadampa centers are dedicated to all living beings. They belong to them, remaining in their service for all time,
and can never be taken over by individuals or organizations and used for other purposes.


For this reason, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche says that these centers are very precious and that whenever we engage in an action to benefit a center we are in fact benefitting all living beings. Through such actions we accumulate vast merit, purify negativities, and receive powerful blessings.

We set aside time each month for an opportunity for people to come together and cherish our center and in this way benefit our local community practically. Everyone welcome!

KMC Bloomington is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing peace and happiness to Bloomington and the surrounding areas. We aim to teach people how to develop pure, positive states of mind, giving practical tools to transform the difficulties of everyday life into opportunities for personal growth and transformation using modern Kadampa Buddhism and meditation. 


Our Center runs on volunteers. When we come together there is power, and this power creates change through meditating together, building community and envisioning what can happen when we are happy cherishing others. We accumulate good fortune, a positive state of mind, and we support a peaceful place of refuge for others to enjoy. 

Volunteer opportunities are available in the education and administrative departments.  Some volunteer areas for each department are listed below. If you have an interest, please speak to Nancy, Administrative Director, at the Center or email about what inspires you.

Assisting Classes​

Cleaning the Gompa (meditation room) ​

Water Offerings​

Publicity Distribution​

Sound Desk for Classes and Retreats


Shop Hours


Plant Care



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