Starting April 4th, 2015, KCC is offering a three-year retreat at our long-retreat center, Ser Chö Ösel Ling, in Goldendale, Washington. The retreat master is KCC Resident Lama, Michael Conklin. He is 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.
Whether we live the life of a yogi-hermit, a monastic or a householder, our life is our path. How we relate to it is what matters.
To relate fully and effectively to the precious opportunity of our life we need to gain an appreciation for the profound potential of our intrinsic nature and develop the skills which will allow this potential to manifest. The teachings of “The Three Turnings of the Wheel of the Dharma” provide both a window to the depth of our being as well as an organized way to see how study, contemplation and meditation can be progressively cultivated and applied in the path of our life.
This year's program on “The Three Turnings of the Wheel of the Dharma” will introduce essential teachings of each “turning” and explore the meditation practices associated with each. The core of the 2015 Three Turnings series will be four Saturday workshops. In these workshops the key principles, teachings and practices of each turning will be presented along with guided meditations using The Four Foundations of Mindfulness. These guided meditations will explore how the principles of each turning are expressed in meditation. In addition to these workshops there will be additional classes and a retreat led by Lama Michael.