Kagyu Changchub Chuling

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

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New Year's Retreat 2018-2019 With Refuge Ceremony


Monday, December 31st, 9:00am—4:00pm
Tuesday, January 1st, 9:00am—3:30pm; Refuge Ceremony 4:00—6:00pm


Zhinay, or Calm Abiding, will be taught during the New Year Retreat. The practice is the essential underpinning of all other meditation practices. While our minds are busy and apparently distracted by a myriad of disconnected thoughts, feelings, and emotions, it is not possible to deeply engage the meditation methods which could lead us to the intended result of directly recognizing the nature of mind. Zhinay is a direct method for learning to let the mind rest naturally, free of our commitment to the tyranny of these distractions.

This short, two-day retreat will provide participants an opportunity to learn how to meditate using a few of the many methods available, to explore in open discussion how we can carry this meditation into our daily affairs and, vice versa, our daily affairs into our meditation. In short, we will take this opportunity to explore how we can integrate our spiritual path into the rest of our life, laying the ground for them to become completely inseparable.

This retreat is for beginning and experienced meditators regardless of background.  To learn more about the Refuge Ceremony, click on "read more".

Event Leader: 
Lama Michael Conklin and KCC Teachers
Monday, December 31, 2018 - 9:00am to Tuesday, January 1, 2019 - 6:00pm
KCC Urban Center - 4936 NE Skidmore St

Bodhisattva Celebration 2018

Saturday, December 15, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Join us for an evening of stories and other offerings depicting and celebrating Bodhisattvas in all their incarnations. This includes anyone you know who has brought more goodness and kindness into this world. This is a fun KCC tradition and offers a way to celebrate the holidays at an event that is appropriate for all ages.

This year, for the first time, the celebration will be held in the community space downstairs. Please bring either a sweet holiday treat or savory finger food. We would love to have your presence and participation.

Event Leader: 
Children's Program
Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
KCC Urban Center

Immeasurable Equanimity in a World of Boundless Diversity


Saturday, October 6  9:00am—12:00pm Session #1
Saturday, November 3  9:00am—12:00pm  Session #2

Saturday, December 1  9:00am—12:00pm  Session #3


During his lifetime, the Buddha demonstrated that the deep practice of equanimity brings clarity, confidence and presence to our thoughts, speech and actions, no matter what we experience.

Perhaps our first deepest prejudice is against an accurate view of our own and others' true nature, that pure Buddha Nature within every single being.

Can we find equanimity toward our own emotional turmoil, toward what arises in our own minds as we meet the vast diversity of this world and issues of racism, classism, sexism and more? How do we manage the diversity of reactions we ourselves experience?   

All are welcome to explore together in safety and honesty.

Event Leader: 
Zopa Herron
Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
KCC Urban Center
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