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

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

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

REGISTER and find complete details on the retreat webpage, linked here.

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

Settling and Looking In

Tuesday, September 4 (evening) to
Tuesday, September 11 (morning)

REGISTER and find complete details on the retreat webpage, linked here.

This retreat will offer guided meditations on a systematic approach to shamatha and vipashyana (calm abiding and insight) practices, with an emphasis on insight meditation.

There are prerequisites and participation requirements for this retreat.

Event Leader: 
Lama Eric Triebelhorn
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 to Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Ser Chö Ösel Ling

Mining the Mani

Thursday, September 13 (evening) to
Tuesday, September 18 (morning)

REGISTER and find complete details on the retreat webpage, linked here.

The meditation on Chenrezi—the bodhisattva of compassion—is a Vajranana technique through which we draw forth our inherent awakening. We do so by exchanging identification with ordinary body, speech, and mind with the with awakened body, speech, and mind of Chenrezi. The practice consists of imagining ourselves in an enlightened form, reciting the six-syllable mantra of Chenrezi, and training in various samadhis. Once we have familiarized ourselves with awakened being through these conceptually-supported techniques, we let go of these supports and, ideally, rest in awakened mind itself, free of all elaboration.

This retreat will include guided meditation sessions to throughly introduce the key components of Chenrezi meditation to newcomers, allowing them to gain firm understanding of and confidence in the practice. For those already familiar with it, we will explore methods to develop shamatha, vipashyana, loving-kindness, compassion, tonglen (sending and taking) and so forth within this meditation, thus learning tools to deepen and expand our experience.

Event Leader: 
Lama Eric Triebelhorn
Thursday, September 13, 2018 to Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Ser Chö Ösel Ling

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
November 10

Event Leader: 
Julie Hurlocker
Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
KCC Urban Center - 4936 NE Skidmore St
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