Kagyu Changchub Chuling

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

Welcome to Kagyu Changchub Chuling!

KCC Seeks a Full-Time Project Management Coordinator

After decades of successful volunteer effort, Kagyu Changchub Chuling is ready to employ a full-time Project Management Coordinator (PMC) to assist the Board of Directors in managing an organization of our current complexity. This is a significant milestone for our community, concurrent with our move to a New Urban Center.

We seek a full-time management coordinator who will oversee the work of KCC’s multiple volunteer administrative and Dharma-related committees; who is excited by the challenges facing this community and will play a major role in helping us meet them; who enjoys supporting others to organize their work; who loves to set up systems and build volunteer support structures; and who can call on the paramita of patience when working in an organization that is undergoing substantial change and will still be 90% volunteer-run.

2016 Annual Sangha Meeting

It is our great joy to inform you that we will indeed be having our 2016 Annual Sangha Meeting at KCC’s new home, on Friday, December 9th, starting at 7:00 pm! What could be a better cause for celebration?

In keeping what is most important at the fore, we’ll begin and end our meeting by practicing together. In between practicing together, we’ll be able to explore the new building and see and feel the possibilities for our new Dharma center.

Friday, December 9, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm

Tonglen Practice Day

*Please note: this event was initially publicized as a morning event. The correct timing is 9:00am—3:00pm.

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.

“In short, I will offer, directly and indirectly, every benefit and happiness to all beings, my mothers. I will practice in secret taking upon myself all their harmful actions and sufferings.”
-The Eight Verses of Thought Transformation, Langri Tampa

This practice is an opportunity to see how understanding interdependence leads to deep compassion and how that can set a basis for experiencing the true nature of “no self, no other, no problem.”

Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Bodhisattva Night

Join us for an evening of stories and other offerings depicting and celebrating Bodhisattvas in all their incarnations. We would love to have your presence and participation. So start thinking of your own story to share as we gather community members, families and friends for this annual holiday get-together.

This will be our last chance to decorate our Monroe Street urban center in its holiday finery! Bring a holiday treat to share.

Contact Mary Woods with questions or to volunteer.

Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

New Year's Retreat 2016-2017 With Refuge Ceremony

Zhinay, or Calm Abiding, will be taught during the New Year Retreat. The practice is the essential underpinning of all other meditation practices. While our minds are busy and distracted by a myriad of disconnected thoughts, feelings, and emotions, it is not possible to deeply engage the meditation methods which could lead us to the intended result of directly recognizing the nature of mind. Zhinay is a direct method for learning to let the mind rest naturally, free of our commitment to the tyranny of these distractions.

This short, two-day retreat will provide participants an opportunity to learn how to meditate using a few of the many methods available, to explore in open discussion how we can carry this meditation into our daily affairs and, vice versa, our daily affairs into our meditation. In short, we will take this opportunity to explore how we can integrate our spiritual path into the rest of our life, laying the ground for them to become completely inseparable.

This retreat is for beginning and experienced meditators regardless of background.

Saturday, December 31, 2016 - 9:00am to Sunday, January 1, 2017 - 6:00pm

Mind Training Study Group

This Fall, the Mind Training study group, led by Tim Campbell and Zopa Herron, embarks on an extensive exploration of the entire Lojong, or Mind Training tradition, including the Seven Points and beyond. We will engage in a study of the texts and practices compiled in the anthology, Essential Mind Training, translated and introduced by Thubten Jinpa, the translator for His Holiness, the Dalai Lama. This is the only source we will use, as it contains eighteen essential texts of this tradition. You will need this book for the class and can purchase copies from KCCs bookstore.

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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