Kagyu Changchub Chuling

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

Welcome to Kagyu Changchub Chuling!

Immeasurable Equanimity in a World of Boundless Diversity

Saturday, October 6  9:00am—12:00pm
Saturday, October 20  9:00am—12:00pm
Saturday, November 3  9:00am—12:00pm

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, October 6, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
KCC Urban Center

Blooming Lotus: First Annual KCC Fundraising Vajriety Show

Register now for this lively evening of merriment! 

WHAT:  Blooming Lotus:  KCC’s First Annual Vajriety Show and Fundraiser
WHEN:  Saturday, October 27, 2018   6:30 - 9:30 pm
WHERE:  KCC Urban Center, 4936 NE Skidmore in Portland
WHY:  To honor Lama Michael for completion of a quarter-century as KCC's Resident Lama

Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
KCC Urban Center

The Practice of Mind Training: Including Tonglen, the Seven Points, and More

Thursday, November 8 (evening) to
Wednesday, November 14 (morning)


In the West, the Mind Training tradition is one of the most popular and most effective approaches to Buddhist meditation.

In the beginning of this six-day retreat we will focus on developing a fundamental conceptual understanding of the foundational tenets underpinning the Mind Training tradition. We will also focus on developing a deeper experiential relationship with the Mind Training practices. This two-fold approach of deepening our conceptual and experiential understanding will follow throughout the retreat.

We will continue the exploration led by Khenpo Rinpoche on transforming adversities in the path of spiritual transformation. As the retreat progresses we will go deeper, and together, we will explore how to use these practices most effectively, on and off the cushion.

The framework for the retreat will be the Four Immeasurables, the Five Poisons and the Seven-Points of Mind Training.

The Lojong, or Mind Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism has been described as a complete path to enlightenment. Please join us as we explore and deepen our understanding and experience of this jewel of the Dharma.

We want each attendee to commit to attending the entire retreat.

Event Leader: 
Lama Michael Conklin and Tim Campbell
Thursday, November 8, 2018 to Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Ser Chö Ösel Ling

Explorations on the Path of Mahamudra: a Bimonthly Gathering to Support Learning and Practice

Last Class of the Series - Guru Yoga Practice:  November 17, 9:30-12:00pm

This class series includes practical instruction, background teachings and opportunities for group practice and dialogue for those who are engaged in the Karma Kagyu Ngondro (“Foundation" Practices) and other practices of the Mahamudra Seminar Program. The intention of this series is to make these practices accessible to new practitioners and challenge experienced practitioners to find new depth. 

Event Leader: 
Bill Spangle
Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 9:30am to 12:00pm
KCC Urban Center
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