In late June KCC will be doubly blessed with not only the long-awaited move to our new Dharma center but also a visit by Khenpo Lodro Donyo Rinpoche. This wonderful coincidence will allow us to have Khenpo Rinpoche preside over a formal blessing of our new center and open the dharma activity in this new chapter of our center's history. The retreatants in the three-year retreat at Ser Cho Osel Ling will also have the good fortune to receive teachings, blessing, and inspiration from Rinpoche as they begin the final phase in the retreat. Lama Eric Triebelhorn will translate for Khenpo Rinpoche.
Khenpo Rinpoche was the primary disciple of the late Bokar Rinpoche, and he remains our principle connection to the roots of our lineage of practice. With Rinpoche's joyous outlook, deep meditative experience, and extensive study of the Dharma, this visit will be a rare opportunity for our community to meet with a living example of an individual whose life has been steeped in Dharma practice.
Though we do not have the details of the visit finalized, we anticipate a weekend program of teachings as well the formal blessing of the new center and the visit to SCOL. This preliminary outline of activities is offered to help you make plans:
June 27 — Tuesday morning: Welcome and blessings at our new center
June 28 — Wednesday: All day with the Three-Year Retreatants
June 30 — Friday evening: Opening the Door to Buddhist Meditation
July 1 and July 2 — Saturday and Sunday: All-day teachings and meditation to deepen our wisdom and compassion.
Additional details will be forthcoming on our website at www.kcc.org, and registration will open in May. Keep checking our website for updates! All events will be held at our new location — 4936 NE Skidmore, Portland, Oregon.