Kagyu Changchub Chuling

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


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Shamatha Retreat June 26-28

Shamatha, or resting meditation, is the core of all our meditation practices. Through this practice we develop mindfulness and discover awareness, providing us with indispensable tools to progress along the path to awakening. Retreat affords us the opportunity to engage in this practice in a spacious yet intensive manner and explore it more deeply.

This will be our first virtual retreat. Participants will connect through the Zoom app and practice in their personal spaces. There will be guided meditation each session as well as time to work with the practice on one’s own. We will cover several techniques of shamatha, ranging from practices using coarse supports to shamatha with no support. There will also be opportunities to engage in discussion about the practice. 

Event Leader: 
Lama Eric Triebelhorn
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 6:00pm to Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 7:30pm
Zoom conference call

A Message to the Sangha

Greetings to all of our KCC community,

This letter serves to update you on how the Covid-19 pandemic is impacting KCC's programming and financial situation.

Enhancing Programming
We had a robust program of events scheduled for 2020. But when the implications of the virus became apparent, KCC was quick to make the painful decision to suspend in-person gatherings, including our Spring Personal Retreats at our retreat land. Nearly every aspect of KCC’s operations has been impacted—from programs to committee work to facility maintenance and more.

KCC Moves to Zoom

Update:  After May 30, Zoom will require that your Zoom app to be updated to version 5.0. After May 30, all Zoom clients on older versions will receive a forced upgrade when trying to join meetings as GCM Encryption will be fully enabled across the Zoom platform.

WHAT: All KCC Activities now being Zoomed. For the time being, Vimeo will be used only to house our video archive.

WHEN: Program timing remains the same. The schedule for new weekly activities is listed below.

HOW: Instructions for using Zoom follow.

NEW: Weekday morning meditations, weekday afternoon Tea Time, and our monthly Sangha Meeting - via Zoom!

Details follow - please read on!

The Six Paramitas

Due to some technical difficulties with our payment processor, after you register you will be directed back to this website to make your donation for the class(es). Please use the donate button and leave a comment indicating what the donation is for. Thank you!

If you are thinking of signing up for any of the remaining classes:

You may sign up for the entire series of six classes and get access via Vimeo and password for those you missed.  Or you may sign up for individual classes or any combination of individual classes.  Those four remaining are:

Saturday May 2 -  Patience
Saturday May 9 -  Enthusiastic effort
Saturday May 16 - Meditative concentration
Saturday May 23 - Wisdom

The Six Paramitas (also known as the Six Perfections) form a path to awakening. The six include generosity, ethical discipline, patience, enthusiastic effort, concentration, and wisdom. Each paramita leads to the next and each supports the others.

Paramita means that which goes beyond or transcends. The Six Paramitas help us transcend our ordinary way of perceiving and acting, which is to place ourselves front and center. They are the way of a bodhisattva, who acts joyously and endlessly for the benefit of all beings.

This six-class sequence will take place weekly on Saturdays via Zoom, beginning April 18 at 2:00pm. Classes last roughly two hours. Read more for Zoom and registration details.

Event Leader: 
Karma Chimey Drolma (Lois Beran)
Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, April 25, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, May 2, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, May 9, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, May 16, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, May 23, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Zoom conference call

Green Tara Teaching

The Green Tara ritual is commonly done in many Karma Kagyu monasteries and in many retreat centers. The practice was very dear to Kyabje Bokar Rinpoche and continues to be a key practice of Khenpo Lodrö Donyö Rinpoche.

Lama Eric has agreed to offer a teaching on the Green Tara Practice and will go over the practice, section by section, discussing the meaning and visualization for each part. For those of you who do not have the text, it will be projected on the screen. There will be time for questions and discussion towards the end.

Event Leader: 
Lama Eric Triebelhorn
Sunday, May 10, 2020 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Zoom conference call

Access Recent Teachings

Use the VIDEO ARCHIVES button in the right margin to access our recent teachings. Effective April 13, we are streaming our meditation activities through the Zoom application only.

To view recordings on the KCCMedia YouTube channel prior to March 10, 2019, CLICK HERE.

Note: viewing recordings and livestreamed sessions seems to work best on Safari, Chrome and Firefox browsers.

Board Highlights

The Board of Directors is currently exploring ways to more quickly share with the community about its ongoing activities. At our February meeting, the Board agreed to publish a list of highlights from its regular monthly meetings. These highlights will be a very condensed list of some of the main topics under discussion, and may include decisions made and tasks assigned. We hope to publish these highlights within seven days following each regular monthly meeting.

Lama Eric Triebelhorn, KCC's new Resident Teacher

Lama Eric Triebelhorn’s return to KCC opened a new chapter in his remarkable Dharma journey. He found his way to KCC 25 years ago and enthusiastically embraced the Buddhist training and service that would become his life. After a 17-year sojourn in India filled with study, retreat, and translation, he began service as Resident Teacher at the beginning of 2020.

Read full article to access Lama Eric's appointment calendar.

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