Kagyu Changchub Chuling

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

Welcome to Kagyu Changchub Chuling!

Meet Lama Eric Triebelhorn - Resident Lama Candidate

We are happy to announce that Lama Eric Triebelhorn is coming to KCC for an interview for the Resident Lama position! He will be with us from Tuesday, April 23, through Sunday, May 5. Please see the schedule below, including time on May 4 for the sangha to meet with Lama Eric for mutual questioning as part of the interview process. All these events will take place at KCC's Urban Center.

Candidate Schedule (Abbreviated) — Lama Eric Triebelhorn

  • Tuesday, April 23 — Green Tara Practice and Teaching
  • Thursday, April 25 — Mind Training Study Group
  • Sunday, April 28 — Calm Abiding (morning and evening)
  • Wednesday, May 1 — Chenrezig Practice and Teaching
  • Saturday, May 4 — Open Meeting with Sangha
  • Sunday, May 5 — First Sunday Chenrezig Practice

[Click 'Read More' for detailed schedule]


Event Leader: 
Lama Eric Triebelhorn
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 7:00pm to Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 3:00pm
KCC Urban Center

KCC Practice Day - April 18

KCC All-Day Personal Practice Day 

Please join us on April 18 when KCC will be open exclusively for personal meditation. Come for as little as an hour or all day from 9 to 4pm.  

KCC members who attended the sangha meetings said they would like more time for practice aside from the regular Sunday practice sessions. Practice Day is a start at providing extra time to sit together in our beautiful building.  

There will be no formal timekeeping; you may want to bring your clock or timer.

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
KCC Urban Center

Immeasurable Equanimity in a World of Boundless Diversity - Group Discussion

On Saturday, April 20, the class, "Immeasurable Equanimity in a World of Boundless Diversity," will meet to continue to explore becoming Allies for full inclusion of all beings without exception. We will use discussion, exercises, meditations and laughter. All who are interested are welcome to join us. Please contact Zopa at katyohern@gmail.com if you plan to attend or for any questions you may have.  

Click HERE for class handouts.   It would be useful to read through the handouts before attending this class.  

You are warmly welcomed to join us!

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Event Leader: 
Zopa Herron
Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
KCC Urban Center

Retreat 101 - May 17-19

A Retreat and SCOL Introduction 

Registration Open Now!

Scholarships available.  Click HERE to apply.


Begins Friday, May 17, at 5:30 PM, with dinner. Please plan to attend the first session at 7:00 PM in the shrine room.

Ends Sunday, May 19, after lunch and end-of-retreat chores to help return the cloister to order. Please plan to leave the land around 3 PM.

KCC has a wonderful retreat facility two hours down the Columbia Gorge—but because it has recently been in use by three-year retreatants, many people haven’t had the chance to experience it. In Retreat 101, Sally and Jeff Alworth will introduce attendees to the basics of doing a Buddhist retreat as well as provide an introduction to that remarkable facility and the grounds at Ser Chö Ösel Ling (SCOL).

In this retreat, attendees will receive instructions on beginner practices, receive a gentle introduction to full-day meditation practice, and go on tours of the various physical spaces at SCOL. The function is to introduce attendees to retreat and the facility so they feel inspired to follow up by attending future retreats.

Event Leader: 
Jeff and Sally Alworth
Friday, May 17, 2019 to Sunday, May 19, 2019
Ser Chö Ösel Ling (SCOL), 96 Horse Ranch Rd, Goldendale, WA 98620

Sixteenth Annual Buddhist Festival In the Park - 'Celebrating Everyday Mindfulness'

Save the Date for the 16th Annual Buddhist Festival in the Park! The theme this year is Celebrating Everyday Mindfulness.

There will be talks, information tables, a children's area, and more.

Visit the Festival website, linked here, for information and updates.

Saturday, June 1, 2019
Colonel Summers Park, Portland, OR

SCOL 2019 Personal Retreat Season - ends April 13

There are still dates available for personal retreat at SCOL.  Last day is April 13.

The Ser Chö Ösel Ling Winter Retreat provides an opportunity for individual 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. As a rule of thumb we recommend that people who have not done individual retreat before limit their first personal retreat to a few days. Individuals who have done personal retreat before should consider a gradual increase to the length of retreats if they are inclined to do longer retreat. 

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 4:00pm to Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 10:00am
Ser Chö Ösel Ling, 96 Horse Ranch Rd, Goldendale, WA

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To donate without an account, click "Read More" button, then select "Donate Without An Account."  Follow the link entitled "Continue donation as a new account."
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