Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

“A crystal takes on the color of the cloth upon which it is placed, whether white, yellow, red or black. Likewise, the people with whom you spend your time whether their influence is good or bad, will make a huge difference to the direction your life and practice take. Spending your time with true spiritual friends will fill you with love for all beings and help you to see how negative attachment and hatred are. Being with such friends, and following their example, will naturally imbue you with their good qualities, just as all the birds flying around a golden mountain are bathed in its golden radiance.” – Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

Become a spiritual friend of the Way of Compassion Dharma Center and help us in developing a community of spiritual friends dedicated to supporting each other in the practice of Buddhist Dharma. Our Center’s primary mission is to provide programs of Buddhist studies and practices that are practical, accessible, and meet the needs of the communities we serve.

As a traditional center, we never charge for any of our teachings or programs, relying solely on free-will offerings (dana).  If you find the mission and offerings of our center beneficial for yourself or others, please consider becoming a spiritual friend by making a monthly commitment of support. You can pledge any amount that you find appropriate. You may also make a one-time donation using the blue button below. All donations deeply appreciated and are tax-deductible.

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