Kagyu Changchub Chuling

A center for the practice and study of Vajrayana Buddhism founded by His Eminence Kalu Rinpoche

Welcome to Kagyu Changchub Chuling!

There's More to Dying Than Death — Preparing for the Opportunity of a Lifetime! — A Three-Part Series

"We are racing toward our own destination with each moment—like we're on a highway. We could rejoice—look forward to the opportunity to possibly become enlightened or reborn in Dewachen, so we are able to benefit all sentient beings." —Khenpo Rinpoche

This course will be comprised of three 2-hour workshops on consecutive Saturdays 3:00-5:00 p.m. beginning November 4. We will explore and begin to create our own unique 'tool kits' in preparation for the best possible journey.

We will use a variety of contemplations and meditations about impermanence and dying; some suggested practices to help prepare for the experience; templates for our spiritual wills and other advance directives; and samples of possible ceremonies before, during, and after the dying process. 

We will be opening up discussions/conversations about death and dying; and building supportive resources for ourselves, our KCC community, our families and friends. As these sessions build upon each other, we encourage participants to attend all classes, if possible, either in person or via live-stream.

Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Turning Adversity Into Care, Courage and Joy — the Practice of Tonglen

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Tonglen (giving and taking) is a powerful practice of wisdom and compassion. This method comes from the Seven Point Mind Training teachings, based on experiences of revered masters such as Nagarjuna, Shantideva and Langri Tampa. Tonglen profoundly challenges our habitual, self-centered experience which is founded on delusion. It is a potent method of developing bodhicittha, the fully awakened, joyful heart.

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 9:00am to Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 3:00pm

Bokar International Mahamudra Seminar - Bodhgaya, India - January 9-19, 2018

We are grateful and pleased to announce that Khenpo Lodro Donyo Rinpoche will once again offer the seminar for international students covering the complete stages of the path of Mahamudra according to the Karma Kagyu Lineage. By offering this seminar, he continues the legacy of Kyabje Bokar Rinpoche, holder of the Shangpa Kagyu Lineage and Dharma heir of Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche. Bokar Rinpoche initiated this seminar in 1992 to make the full depth of Buddhist practice accessible to modern lay practitioners of Buddhism, drawing from experience gained through 17 years of intensive meditation retreat and a lifetime of study. This will be a special year, in that it marks the 25th anniversary of this program for westerners. Rinpoche encourages everyone to come.

The annual seminars offer a precious opportunity to spend a week meditating with Khenpo Rinpoche and receiving teachings in the gracious company of long term practitioners from all over the world. Other esteemed teachers frequently offer teachings and empowerments as well. This year for the first time the young Bokar Rinpoche will be in attendance. The teachings presented in the seminars are accompanied by a multi-year graduated program of meditation practice which leads from the foundations of meditation and contemplation through Mahamudra practice. For those who have completed six years of the program and wish to continue with Vajrayana meditation practice, instructions for the stages of yidam practice are offered every other year. The next seminar is planned for late fall, 2019 and will most likely be a Yidam Seminar; the next Mahamudra Seminar would then be held in 2020.

This year the retreat will be at Bodhgaya, India. 

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 6:00am to Friday, January 19, 2018 - 7:00am

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