Kagyu Changchub Chuling

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

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Khenpo Rinpoche Teachings June 2018


June 8 — Friday Evening (7:00pm-9:00pm)
Transforming Adversity into the Path of Awakening

June 9 — Saturday (10:00am-4:00pm)
Discovering the Heart of the Path:  The Four Dharmas of Gampopa

June 10 — Sunday (10:00am-4:00pm)
Navigating Life and Death

June 12 — Tuesday Evening (7:00pm-9:00pm)
Green Tara Empowerment:  Meeting the Essence of the Buddhas' Protection (beginning with Refuge Ceremony)
*Separate Registration*



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We are pleased to announce that in early June our beloved teacher, Khenpo Lodro Donyo Rinpoche, will return to Portland to offer teachings and to preside over the gate opening ceremonies celebrating the completion of KCC's Three Year Retreat at our retreat center Ser Cho Osel Ling. We are very grateful that Rinpoche will be taking time from his many responsibilities and come half way around the world to officiate and offer teachings.

Rinpoche's teachings in Portland will follow the theme of how the Dharma provides us the means to fruitfully work with adversity in our ordinary lives. Listening to Rinpoche’s teachings will help us see how difficult circumstances are not only workable, they are precisely the means for attaining full release from the causes of suffering. His presence at the gate opening ceremonies will help us celebrate honoring our commitment to Bokar Rinpoche to build our retreat center and complete the Three Year Retreat.

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 7:00pm

Care and Feeding of Your Daily Practice: Working with the Unbounded View

There are many challenges in maintaining a daily practice, in keeping it fresh and alive. When our practice begins to feel dry and unproductive, it becomes harder to find our way to the cushion or feel it is having any real benefit. One of the most powerful antidotes to this habit is leavening meditation--and daily life--with the "unbounded" view. Many of the prayers and aspirations of the Dharma point at this view, from the simple Bodhicitta prayer, in which we vow to establish all beings in Mahamudra, to the esoteric wish that our "own face know itself" from the Aspirations for Mahamudra. In this series of five classes, we will explore how to use the unbounded view to give our practice new interest and urgency.

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Monday, April 23, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Monday, April 30, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

More about Befriending Death

"We are racing toward our own destination with each moment--like we're on a highway. We could rejoice--look forward to the opportunity to possibly becoming enlightened or reborn in Dewachen, so we are able to benefit all sentient beings." --Khenpo Rinpoche

An ongoing group discussion will be held on six Saturday afternoons 3:00-5:00 pm.

January 27
February 24
April 28
June 23
August 25
October 27

Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

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

Third Class:  May 5, 9:30-12:00pm

This six-part series will include 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 teachings will make the practices accessible to new practitioners and challenge experienced practitioners to find new depth.  I would specifically request that long time practitioners consider taking part in this year’s program to add momentum to our community of practice. Over the years many people have started the Mahamudra Program and the move into our new home is a wonderful opportunity to reinvigorate our collective practice energy.

Since there is a new cohort of people who attended the January Mahamudra Program in India, this series will follow the quarterly practice schedule beginning with Refuge and Bodhicitta with prostrations. The rest of the Ngondro practices will be presented each quarter of the year. For those involved in the subsequent stages of Insight and Mahamudra, separate sessions may be offered to respond to questions and encourage deeper exploration of these practices.

While this is principally offered to support those who are engaged in Bokar Rinpoche’s Mahamudra Program, it may be of interest to anyone engaged in the Preliminary Practices of the Karma Kagyu lineage whether you are actively engaged in this program or are independently practicing.

For those who are not familiar with the seminar program please see this page for an overview.

Six Saturday mornings from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

  • February 17
  • March 17
  • May 5
  • July 14
  • September (TBD)
  • November 17
Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 9:30am to 12:00pm
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