Kagyu Changchub Chuling

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

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Tonglen Urban Retreat

Tonglen Practice: A two-day urban retreat at KCC

Led by Zopa Herron and Tim Campbell

"Like the earth, water, wind, and fire, medicinal herbs and trees in the wilderness, may I always be an object of enjoyment for all beings just as they wish."

"May I be beloved of beings and may they be more beloved to me than myself. May their negative deeds ripen upon me and may all my virtue, without exception, ripen upon them."

   -- Verses from Nagarjuna’s Precious Garland

Tonglen (giving and taking) is a powerful practice of deep and joyful compassion coupled with ultimate wisdom. 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 Bodhicitta, the fully awakened, joyful heart.

If this method of developing the Bodhisattva Mind speaks to you, please join us.  ​This will be a silent, non-residential retreat.  We will meet from 9-4pm each day.  As you are able, you will be encouraged to carry forth the silent retreat in your own home as best you can from 4pm Friday, November 15th up to the next morning, when you return on Saturday.  Please let your family or roommates know you plan to be quiet and practice that evening, if that can work for you all. 

If you can only come to part of the retreat, please let Zopa know ahead of time at katyohern@gmail.com. You will be welcomed.

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 9:00am to Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 4:00pm
KCC Urban Center

Children's Program SCOL Weekend - November 22-24

Please join other families for a weekend of fun at KCC's retreat land, SCOL. Who may attend?  Those participating in the KCC Children's Program or have spoken to Mary Woods. Events begin Friday afternoon at 5pm and end Sunday after lunch.

Friday, November 22, 2019 - 5:00pm to Sunday, November 24, 2019 - 12:00pm
Ser Chö Ösel Ling (SCOL), 96 Horse Ranch Rd, Goldendale, WA 98620


A Beginners’ Introduction to the Role of Thangkas in Tibetan Buddhism

Ever wanted to know more about the beautiful sacred scroll paintings—thangkas—that adorn the walls of KCC’s meditation hall?

Join us for a lively slide/lecture presentation followed by a questions and answer period with KCC’s own master artist, Sanje Elliott.

We’ll start with an overview of the tradition and meaning of thangka painting and see examples of the various categories of thangkas: buddhas, bodhisattvas, enlightened beings, mandalas, teaching thangkas and more. Learn about the not-so-obvious symbolism in thangkas and how to interact with and care for thangkas as part of your practice.

Event Leader: 
Sanje Elliott
Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
KCC Urban Center

Bodhisattva Celebration 2019

Saturday, December 14, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Join us for an evening of stories and other offerings depicting and celebrating Bodhisattvas in all their incarnations. This includes anyone you know who has brought more goodness and kindness into this world. This is a fun KCC tradition and offers a way to celebrate the holidays at an event that is appropriate for all ages.

Event Leader: 
Children’s Program
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
KCC Urban Center
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