Kagyu Changchub Chuling

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

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

An ongoing group discussion will be held on six Saturday afternoons 3:00-5:00 pm.

January 27
February 24
April 28
June 23
August 25
October 27

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

The Three Principal Aspects of the Path by Lama Je Tsong Khapa

The Three Principal Aspects of the Path by Lama Je Tsongkhapa:  Study, Contemplate, Meditate on Bodhicitta, Wisdom and the Determination to be Free

March 24, 9:00-3:00pm

You are invited for a day to study a favorite text of Zopa Herron's Gelugpa teachers, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The Three Principal Aspects of the Path is a compact, seminal, major, fascinating, powerful overview of the Mahayana Path to Enlightenment by Je Lama Tsongkhapa, the head of the Gelug Lineage, all in three pages.*

All teachers of all Tibetan lineages encourage study as well as meditation, so we can have an accurate blueprint of where we are and where we want to be. This powerful brief text, like a flash of lightning in a dark night, is a map of the Mahayana Path (the Second Turning) from wherever we are now as students to full awakening.  

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Explorations on the Path of Mahamudra: a Bimonthly Gathering to Support Learning and Practice

Second Class:  March 17, 9:30-12:00pm

This six-part series will include practical instruction, background teachings and opportunities for group practice and dialogue for those who are engaged in the Karma Kagyu Ngondro (“Foundation" Practices) and other practices of the Mahamudra Seminar Program. The teachings will make the practices accessible to new practitioners and challenge experienced practitioners to find new depth.  I would specifically request that long time practitioners consider taking part in this year’s program to add momentum to our community of practice. Over the years many people have started the Mahamudra Program and the move into our new home is a wonderful opportunity to reinvigorate our collective practice energy.

Since there is a new cohort of people who attended the January Mahamudra Program in India, this series will follow the quarterly practice schedule beginning with Refuge and Bodhicitta with prostrations. The rest of the Ngondro practices will be presented each quarter of the year. For those involved in the subsequent stages of Insight and Mahamudra, separate sessions may be offered to respond to questions and encourage deeper exploration of these practices.

While this is principally offered to support those who are engaged in Bokar Rinpoche’s Mahamudra Program, it may be of interest to anyone engaged in the Preliminary Practices of the Karma Kagyu lineage whether you are actively engaged in this program or are independently practicing.

For those who are not familiar with the seminar program please see this page for an overview.

Six Saturday mornings from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

  • February 17
  • March 17
  • May 5
  • July 14
  • September (TBD)
  • November 17
Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 9:30am to 12:00pm
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