Kagyu Changchub Chuling

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

New Year's Calm-Abiding (Zhinay) Retreat with Refuge Ceremony

Event Leader: 
Lama Michael Conklin
KCC Urban Center

New Year Calm Abiding (Zhinay) Retreat with Refuge Ceremony: THIS RETREAT IS NOW FULL

Zhinay, or Calm Abiding, will be taught during this 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 & experienced meditators regardless of background.

Anyone who is interested in attending the refuge ceremony is welcome. Everyone is invited to attend and witness the Refuge Ceremony. If you are planning on participating in the Ceremony, taking the step of formally entering the path, then we encourage you to invite friends and family according to what you feel is appropriate. In addition, it's helpful for Lama Michael to know about your intention in advance, though not absolutely necessary. When you notify him, also let him know the spelling of your name as you would like it to appear on the certificate given at refuge (send it to him via e-mail: conklin@kcc.org). You can email him your intention to participate in the refuge ceremony, and your full name. See  http://www.kcc.org/activities/refuge-vow for more information about taking refuge.

Starting and Ending Times
December 31
Arrival/Registration - 8 am
First session - 9 am
Last session ends at 5:30 pm

January 1
First session - 9 am
Last session ends at 3:45 pm
Refuge Ceremony 4:30 pm - 6 pm
Cost: $50 suggested donation. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Register on line at: https://kccretreats.wufoo.com/forms/new-year-calm-abiding-retreat-with-refuge-ceremony/

Confirmation (via email) will be sent shortly after receiving your registration. For more Information, for help with registration or, to register by phone contact Sherry Bohannan, Retreat Committee Registrar, phone 503-381-5669, email: sdbohannan@gmail.com
Please promptly notify the Registrar of special accessibility needs. We will make every attempt to accommodate you.
Scholarships: N/A for this event.
Kagyu Changchub Chuling (KCC) http://www.kcc.org, a Dharma Center in Portland, Oregon, is sponsoring this retreat. KCC was founded in 1976 by the Very Venerable Kalu Rinpoche, one of the eminent meditation masters of modern Tibet and a holder of the Karma Kagyu and Shangpa Kagyu lineages. The mission of KCC is to make the teachings of these lineages accessible for all practitioners, whether they are just beginning to investigate Buddhism or are long-time students.