Kagyu Changchub Chuling

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

Welcome to Kagyu Changchub Chuling!

KCC Seeks Qualified Candidates for Two Positions

With its first Three Year Retreat planned to start on April 4, 2015, KCC is searching for qualified, mature practitioners to live and work at its rural retreat center, Ser Chö Ösel Ling, to support the long retreat.

These stipended positions are first and foremost opportunities to practice. Ser Chö Ösel Ling's modest living conditions, isolated location, natural setting, and dharma-focused community are supports to a contemplative life. The Retreat Master, Lama Michael Conklin, has practiced nearly 40 years in the Kagyu tradition and considers the stipend volunteer team to be central to the retreat community. This means that stipend volunteers are expected to bring dharma practice to everyday life, work and relationships at SCOL. KCC is committed to supporting skillful communication and healthy working relationships.

Three Year Retreat Beginning Spring 2015

Starting April 4th, 2015, KCC will offer a three-year retreat at our long-retreat center, Ser Chö Ösel Ling, in Goldendale, Washington. We are now accepting applications.

The retreat master will be KCC Resident Lama, Michael Conklin. He will be assisted by Lama Tara Goforth, of Victoria, British Columbia. KCC completed a successful one-year retreat for 13 retreatants at Ser Chö Ösel Ling in March 2014.

The three-year retreat curriculum will include practices of the Shangpa and Karma Kagyu lineages. 

Combined Mahamudra and Yidam Seminar in India and special events!

For the 2014 International Seminar Khenpo Lodro Donyo Rinpoche will offer a special program in Bodhgaya, India which will include teachings for all practitioners as well as instructions specific to the different levels of the Mahamudra and the Yidam programs. As part of this special occasion, His Eminence Gyaltsab Rinpoche, one of the most senior teachers of the Kagyu lineage, will offer teachings and the blessing of empowerments. 

This year will be a truly remarkable opportunity to receive teachings in Bodhgaya where the Buddha attained enlightenment. As well as the seminar, there are the annual teachings by His Holiness Karmapa and the Kagyu Monlam prayer festival which commence immediately after the seminar. And following the Monlam, His Eminence Gyaltsab Rinpoche will offer the empowerments for the Shangpa Kagyu retreat practices. 

Combined Mahamudra and Yidam Seminar — December 12-23
Empowerments by His Holiness Karmapa —  December 20-25
    (For empowerment information)
Teachings by His Holiness Karmapa —  December 26-27
Kagyu Monlam — December 28, 2014 - January 4, 2015
    (For teaching and Monlam information)
Shangpa empowerments — January 9, 2015, running 5-7 days. 

Friday, December 12, 2014 - 8:00am to Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 10:00am

Winter Personal Retreat Season

The Winter Season Retreat provides an opportunity for individuals with prior retreat experience who can practice independently to do extended personal retreat in a supportive group environment. Individuals who wish to take part will need to have approval from their primary mentor and have a specific plan for retreat worked out in conjunction with their mentor. Both the length of retreat, and the specific program of practice should be agreed to in advance.

Saturday, January 17, 2015 - 4:00pm to Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 10:00am
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