Kagyu Changchub Chuling

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

2019 Program and Event List


New Years Calm Abiding Retreat
Led by Lama Michael and other teachers
Monday, December 31, 2018, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm to Tuesday, January 1, 2019, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm

New Years Day Refuge Ceremony
Given by Lama Michael Conklin
Tuesday, January 1, 2019, 4:00 pm

Personal Retreat Season
Period of group supported personal practice (individual chooses length of their retreat)
Two month period, February 27 to April 13
Supported by Dora DeCoursey, Peggy Ensign, Peter Wood, Zopa Herron, and Cathy Neumann
At Ser Chö Ösel Ling, KCC's retreat Center near Goldendale, Washington

Lama Eric Triebelhorn Resident Lama Interview Process
April 23 to May 5

Retreat 101
Led by Jeff and Sally Alworth
May 17-19 (Friday evening to midday Sunday)
At Ser Chö Ösel Ling, KCC's retreat Center near Goldendale, Washington

The 16th Annual Buddhist Festival in the Park
CC is a participant in this Portland pan-Buddhist event
Saturday, June 1, 11:30am to 4pm
Colonel Summers Park in SE Portland

Radical Dharma
Lama Rod Owens
Monday, June 10, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Guru Model in Modern Times
Lama Rod Owens
Tuesday, June 11, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

North America Mahamudra Seminar
Lama Eric Triebelhorn
Ser Chö Ösel Ling
Wednesday evening, September 18 to Wednesday morning, September 25

The Second Annual Blooming Lotus Vajriety Show and Fundraiser
Saturday, September 28, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
To salute and toast and thank Lama Michael Conklin for completion of a quarter-century as KCC's Resident Lama, and welcome Lama Eric Triebelhorn as our next Resident Lama...And to have fun raising the funds that help pay the bills!

The Four Truths
Led by Chimey/Lois Beran
Saturday, October 12, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Bokar International Yidam Seminar
Bokar Monastery in Mirik, India
October 29 (6 am) to Thursday, November 7 (7 am)

Tonglen Retreat
Led by Zopa Herron and Tim Campbell
Friday/Saturday, November 15/16, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Reveal the Mystery - A Beginners’ Introduction to the Role of Thangkas in Tibetan Buddhism
Led by Sanje Elliott
November 23, 2:30 - 4:00 pm

Bodhisattva Celebration, family-oriented event
Saturday, December 14, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

New Years Calm Abiding Retreat
Led by KCC teachers
Tuesday, December 31, 2019, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm to Wednesday, January 1, 2020, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm

ONGOING PROGRAMS (in addition to regular meditation schedule):

Mind Training Study Group
Led by Tim Campbell and Zopa Herron
Ongoing, second and fourth Thursday evenings, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm  (PLEASE NOTE:  No study group July through August, 2019)

More about Befriending Death
Occasional meetings, TBA

Death and Dying Study Group
Third Tuesdays of the month, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm 

Equanimity and Diversity Study Group
Led by Zopa Herron
Approximately monthly

Children's Program
Led by Mary Woods
Offered to children 5-10 years old 2nd and 4th Sundays during practice; commitment to attend. (PLEASE NOTE: 4th Sundays only during July, August)
Please contact Mary Woods first.

All events at KCC's Portland Center, 4936 NE Skidmore St., unless otherwise noted.

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