Kagyu Changchub Chuling

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

Welcome to Kagyu Changchub Chuling!

Bokar Seminar Support with Vajrasattva Review

Saturday, February 15, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

This will be an opportunity for those participating in the Bokar Mahamudra Seminar to get together and discuss their experience with the program and ask any questions they have about the practices. Some time will also be devoted to clearing up any doubts about the Vajrasattva practice for those engaging in the ngondro component of the program.

Please bring the relevant practice texts and the handout about the ngondro practices.

Event Leader: 
Lama Eric Triebelhorn
Saturday, February 15, 2020 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
KCC Urban Center

Chanting of "The Rain of Wisdom" at KCC

The Songs of Realization of the Kagyu Masters

Saturday, March 7, 8:00am - 5:00p.m.

For the past 1,000 years, masters of the Kagyu lineage have expressed their realization in spontaneous songs to instruct and inspire contemporary and future disciples. A selection of these are gathered in a compendium called An Ocean of the Songs of the Kagyu (a translation of the Tibetan title, Kagyu Gurtso). Under the direction of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, this collection was translated into English and published as The Rain of Wisdom. 

These songs are traditionally recited on several important occasions. One such instance is the 15th day (the full moon) of the first lunar month, this year corresponding to March 9th. This is the anniversary of the Buddha displaying many miracles— one of four main Buddhist holidays observed in Tibet. This day is also the anniversary of Marpa the Translator, the first Tibetan forefather of the Kagyu, and just one day prior is the anniversary of the great lord of yogis Milarepa. 

Event Leader: 
Lama Eric Triebelhorn
Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
KCC Urban Center

Spring Personal Retreat Season 2020

March - April, 2020

PLEASE NOTE: It would be very beneficial for the SCOL staff, volunteer cooks, and retreat team if everyone could register as soon as possible.  There are menus to plan, food items to purchase, cabins to prepare, volunteers to organize. Thank you!

The Personal Retreat Season provides an opportunity for individuals with prior retreat experience who can practice independently to do personal retreat in a supportive group environment.

Individuals who wish to take part will need to have approval from their primary mentor and have a specific plan for retreat worked out in conjunction with their mentor (see below).

Both the length of retreat and the specific program of practice should be agreed to in advance. As a rule of thumb, we recommend that people who have not done individual retreat before limit their first personal retreat to a few days. Individuals who have done personal retreat before can consider a gradual increase to the length of their retreat, if so inclined.

Event Leader: 
Lama Eric Triebelhorn and Program Council members
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 5:00pm to Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 8:00am
Ser Chö Ösel Ling (SCOL), 96 Horse Ranch Rd, Goldendale, WA 98620

First Sunday All-Day Sits Return

  • Odd-Numbered Months — Shamatha/Calm Abiding Meditation
  • Even-Numbered Months — Chenrezi Practice

KCC is joyfully resuming All-Day Sits on the the first Sunday of each month, with instruction, practice, and discussion led by Lama Eric. We will alternate between Shamatha, resting meditation, on odd numbered months (January, March, May, etc.) and the practice of Chenrezi, a practice involving visualization and mantra recitation, on even numbered months (February, April, June, etc.). 

The All-Day Sits are a monthly opportunity for a day of guided practice in the company of a supportive sangha. Come to receive new instruction, to deepen practices you know, or to lend support to and receive support from fellow meditators.

These days of intensive practice run from 9:00am to 3:00pm. There will be guided meditations from 9:00-12:00, with plenty of opportunity to stretch. From 12:00-1:30 there will be a potluck lunch. Please bring a vegetarian dish or dessert to share if you can, but do not let this be an obstacle to coming. From 1:30-3:00 there will be opportunities to discuss the practice and engage in one closing session of meditation.

There is no charge for the event, and all are welcome.

Event Leader: 
Lama Eric Triebelhorn
Sunday, February 2, 2020 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
KCC Urban Center
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