Kagyu Changchub Chuling

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

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Care and Feeding of Your Daily Practice

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As lay practitioners, once we discover a practice that engages and inspires us, one of the greatest challenges is how to apply that practice consistently in our daily lives. When a driver cuts us off in traffic, a co-worker says something unkind, or we see a troubled person on the bus or street, the Dharma provides us tools to work with these situations. But without a habit of regular meditation, we may not turn to those tools when we need them the most. Establishing a daily practice is the foundation for remembering to apply the Dharma throughout our lives.

In Care and Feeding of Your Daily Practice, we will work with different techniques and approaches to help you establish a regular practice that works for you. This one-month course will be held on five successive Tuesday evenings.  Participants will be asked to experiment with various exercises during the week and then share discoveries and challenges with one another during class. Sally and Jeff Alworth, who have experienced both success and struggle in their twenty years as practitioners, will lead the class. We ask that participants commit to engaging the class for its full one-month length and plan to attend all of the classes, either in person or via live-stream.

The syllabus for the entire five-class sequence follows.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Mind Training Study Group

The Mind Training study group, led by Tim Campbell and Zopa Herron, has begun 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, March 9, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

2017 Calendar of Classes, Retreats & Study Groups

With the move to our new dharma home coming up, 2017 will be a year of transformation at KCC. One of the highlights will be a visit by Khenpo Lodro Donyo Rinpoche who will visit in the summer shortly after our anticipated move to new quarters.

In our programming, this will be a year of new beginnings as well as fresh looks at familiar themes. For those new to dharma practice, or for those looking for fresh inspiration, “Care and Feeding of Your Daily Practice” will offer guidance and support for getting started and sustaining ongoing daily practice. The Mind Training Group will explore the roots of the mind training practices, the Young Adult Group will begin a quarterly program of meditation and contemplation to complement the discussion, and we will explore further dimensions of preparing for death and dying. Take a look to see the rest of the offerings, and stay tuned—we hope to add a fall retreat.

Neon Is Here and Training Is Available!

You've probably been hearing a lot of talk about Neon, the new software KCC purchased to handle the website, newsletter, financials, sangha directory, volunteer activities and so much more. It doesn't replace our website; you can still access the website as usual. How will this change effect you and what will be different?

First, through Neon, you have access to your personal history at KCC like never before. When you log in to your account, you can view your donation history, classes/retreats you have taken in the past, view and change your contact information, and also sign up for volunteer projects posted online. You can access the Sunday teacher schedule, our YouTube channel, KCC's Facebook page and Marci's photo page in one click. In the future, we may post the sangha directory and perhaps include an online bookstore.

Additionally, logging in to Neon will soon be the first step you encounter after clicking on "Donate" or "Register" from the KCC website. Everyone who has ever taken a class or donated to KCC already has an account, so please don't create a new one. There are approximately 10 free Neon Learning Sessions scheduled in January and February to give you a brief tour and also give each attendee their own login and password, a list of sangha members you can contact for help with your questions, and helpful tips. Group learning sessions will be held at least until the end of February (5 more weeks). Sign-up sheets are at KCC-Monroe near the front door. If you cannot attend one of these sessions, but would like a tour with one of our IT crew, please email Margaret Janssen at phoenix20s12@gmail.com before the end of February. Starting in March, you can contact Peter Wood at pwretreats@gmail.com. There is also a video available from a recent live Neon learning session for those of you who feel comfortable learning online. The video is linked here. After you finish watching the video, email Margaret or Peter Wood for your user ID, password, and Contact and Tips sheet.

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