Kagyu Changchub Chuling

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


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North American Bokar International Mahamudra Seminar

Kagyu Changchub Chuling is pleased to announce that, per the wish of Khenpo Lodrö Donyö Rinpoche, Lama Eric has agreed to again offer Kyabje Bokar Rinpoche’s Mahamudra Seminar covering the preliminary and main practices of the mahamudra tradition.

Bokar Rinpoche initiated the program in 1992 to provide a concise yet complete approach to the stages of mahamudra practice, in a manner suited to the lives of modern lay practitioners. Over the past several decades, hundreds of aspirants have found the support and structure of this course a powerful support for launching them into a consistent daily practice. We heartily welcome and encourage the KCC community to participate in this skillful program.

Event Leader: 
Lama Eric Triebelhorn
Thursday, September 17, 2020 to Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Zoom Virtual Meeting Software

Chenrezi—Approaching the Essence through Appearance

The practice of Chenrezi—the bodhisattva of compassion—is probably the most widely practiced meditation of the vajrayana tradition. When Kalu Rinpoche founded dharma centers across the world in the 1970s and 80s, this was the practice he first instituted. Among all tantric practices, there are none so accessible yet so profound.

Chenrezi is a creation stage practice through which one replaces our habitual identification with ordinary body, speech, and mind with familiarization with the awakened body, speech, and mind of Chenrezi. But Chenrezi should not be understood to be some being or entity separate from us. Chenrezi is the union of wisdom and compassion. The nature of our mind is the union of wisdom and compassion. Through working with the appearances of the relative body, speech, and mind of this Chenrezi, we approach the ultimate essence of our minds.

This retreat will be an intensive introduction to this practice. Beginners will learn all they need to know to begin practicing on their own. Those already familiar with the practice will probably learn some new tools to integrate in their practice and find ample practice time to deepen their experience.

Event Leader: 
Lama Eric Triebelhorn
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 6:30pm to Sunday, October 11, 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

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. Please check our calendar for days and times of all our events.

HOW: Instructions for using Zoom follow.

Details follow - please read on!

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.

Lama Eric Triebelhorn, KCC's 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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