Kagyu Changchub Chuling

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

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.

New Years Calm Abiding Retreat

Led by Lama Michael Conklin
KCC Urban Center, 73 NE Monroe St. (non-residential retreat)
Saturday, December 31, 2016, 9:00am to 4:00pm
to Sunday, January 1, 2017, 9:00am to 3:30pm

Refuge Ceremony

Given by Lama Michael Conklin
KCC Urban Center, 73 NE Monroe St.
Sunday, January 1, 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Face to Face with Your Own True Nature:
Guru Yoga

Led by Bill Spangle
KCC Urban Center, 73 NE Monroe St.
Saturday, February 18, 9:00am to 12:00pm

The Power of Mind Training: Using the Dalai Lama’s Favorite Text!

Led by Zopa Herron
KCC Urban Center, 73 NE Monroe St.
Saturday, March 18, 9:00am to 3:00pm

Care and Feeding of Your Daily Practice

Led by Sally and Jeff Alworth
KCC Urban Center, 73 NE Monroe St.
Five Tuesdays: April 4, April 11, April 18, April 25, and
May 2, 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Seven Points of Mind Training—the Pith

(for experienced practitioners)
Led by Lama Michael Conklin
KCC Urban Center, 73 NE Monroe St.
Saturday, May 13, 9:00 am to 12:00pm

Introduction to the Mahamudra Program

Led by Bill Spangle
KCC Urban Center, 73 NE Monroe St.
Saturday May 20, 9:00am to 12:00pm POSTPONED; DATE TBA

Khenpo Lodro Donyo Rinpoche Visit

Teaching by Khenpo Lodro Donyo Rinpoche
NEW KCC Urban Center, 4936 NE Skidmore St.
June 26 — July 2

Just Who Do You Think You Are?—Meeting Chenrezig

Led by Bill Spangle
NEW KCC Urban Center, 4936 NE Skidmore St.
Three Tuesdays: June 6, 13, and 20, 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Bodhisattva Vow: Take and Renew

Led by Lama Michael Conklin
NEW KCC Urban Center, 4936 NE Skidmore St.
Saturday August 12, 9:00am to 4:00pm

Rediscovering Chenrezig Practice

Led by Bill Spangle
NEW KCC Urban Center, 4936 NE Skidmore St.
Saturday, October 28, 9:00am to 4:00pm

There’s More To Death Than Dying: Gearing Up For the Journey!

Led by Julie Hurlocker
NEW KCC Urban Center, 4936 NE Skidmore St.
Three Saturdays: November 4, 11, 18, 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Turning Adversity into Care, Courage and Joy: the Practice of Tonglen

Led by Zopa Herron
NEW KCC Urban Center, 4936 NE Skidmore St. (Non-residential Retreat)
Friday, December 8, 9:00am to 3:00pm to Saturday, December 9, 9:00am to 3:00pm

Bodhisattva Night

Family-oriented evening
NEW KCC Urban Center, 4936 NE Skidmore St.
Saturday December 16, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

New Year’s Calm Abiding Retreat

Led by Lama Michael Conklin
NEW KCC Urban Center, 4936 NE Skidmore St.
Sunday, December 31, 9:00am to Monday, January 1, 2018, 3:30pm

New Year’s Refuge Ceremony

Given by Lama Michael Conklin
NEW KCC Urban Center, 4936 NE Skidmore St.
Monday, January 1, 2018, 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Bokar International Mahamudra Seminar, India

Led by Khenpo Lodro Donyo Rinpoche
Tentatively February 2018

2017 ONGOING PROGRAMS:

Mind Training Study Group

Led by Tim Campbell and Zopa Herron
KCC Urban Center
(check whether we are at 73 NE Monroe St. or at 4936 NE Skidmore St. beginning in April)
Ongoing, second and fourth Thursday evenings, 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Milarepa Tsok (Guru Yoga Feast Offering Practice)

SCOL Retreat Land
Ongoing, approximately quarterly

Young Adult Group

Led by Holly Hisamoto
KCC Urban Center 
(check whether we are at 73 NE Monroe St. or at 4936 NE Skidmore St. beginning in May)
Ongoing, first Friday evening of the month, 7:00pm to 9:00pm