Kagyu Changchub Chuling

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

Welcome to Kagyu Changchub Chuling!

Face to Face with Your Own True Nature — Guru Yoga

Registration for KCC events now takes place through NeonCRM software.
Contact Margaret Janssen here (mjanssen@kcc.org) to register for this class — or register through your Neon account if you have a user ID.


This is the final class in a series of classes covering the Ngondro practices, which comprise a focal point in Bokar Rinpoche's Mahamudra Program. We encourage anyone who has attended one of Bokar Rinpoche’s Mahamudra Program Seminars to attend this half-day of practice, teaching, and discussion (Seminar attendance or active Ngondro practice in any tradition is a prerequisite). If you are practicing Ngondro with another teacher and are interested in attending, please contact Bill Spangle if you have questions.

Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

2017 Calendar of Classes, Retreats & Study Groups

With the move to our new dharma home coming up, 2017 will be a year of transformation at KCC. One of the highlights will be a visit by Khenpo Lodro Donyo Rinpoche who will visit in the summer shortly after our anticipated move to new quarters.

In our programming, this will be a year of new beginnings as well as fresh looks at familiar themes. For those new to dharma practice, or for those looking for fresh inspiration, “Care and Feeding of Your Daily Practice” will offer guidance and support for getting started and sustaining ongoing daily practice. The Mind Training Group will explore the roots of the mind training practices, the Young Adult Group will begin a quarterly program of meditation and contemplation to complement the discussion, and we will explore further dimensions of preparing for death and dying. Take a look to see the rest of the offerings, and stay tuned—we hope to add a fall retreat.

Neon Is Here and Training Is Available!

You've probably been hearing a lot of talk about Neon, the new software KCC purchased to handle the website, newsletter, financials, sangha directory, volunteer activities and so much more. It doesn't replace our website; you can still access the website as usual. How will this change effect you and what will be different?

First, through Neon, you have access to your personal history at KCC like never before. When you log in to your account, you can view your donation history, classes/retreats you have taken in the past, view and change your contact information, and also sign up for volunteer projects posted online. You can access the Sunday teacher schedule, our YouTube channel, KCC's Facebook page and Marci's photo page in one click. In the future, we may post the sangha directory and perhaps include an online bookstore.

Additionally, logging in to Neon will soon be the first step you encounter after clicking on "Donate" or "Register" from the KCC website. Everyone who has ever taken a class or donated to KCC already has an account, so please don't create a new one. There are approximately 10 free Neon Learning Sessions scheduled in January and February to give you a brief tour and also give each attendee their own login and password, a list of sangha members you can contact for help with your questions, and helpful tips. Group learning sessions will be held at least until the end of February (5 more weeks). Sign-up sheets are at KCC-Monroe near the front door. If you cannot attend one of these sessions, but would like a tour with one of our IT crew, please email Margaret Janssen at phoenix20s12@gmail.com before the end of February. Starting in March, you can contact Peter Wood at pwretreats@gmail.com. There is also a video available from a recent live Neon learning session for those of you who feel comfortable learning online. The video is linked here. After you finish watching the video, email Margaret or Peter Wood for your user ID, password, and Contact and Tips sheet.

Mind Training Study Group

The Mind Training study group, led by Tim Campbell and Zopa Herron, has begun an extensive exploration of the entire Lojong, or Mind Training tradition, including the Seven Points and beyond. We will engage in a study of the texts and practices compiled in the anthology, Essential Mind Training, translated and introduced by Thubten Jinpa, the translator for His Holiness, the Dalai Lama. This is the only source we will use, as it contains eighteen essential texts of this tradition. You will need this book for the class and can purchase copies from KCCs bookstore.

Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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