In 2001, Kagyu Changchub Chuling purchased 240 acres of land north of Goldendale, Washington. Since that time, we have been developing facilities on the land to support long-term, cloistered retreats; shorter group retreats; and self-guided, personal retreats. Our effort has drawn on the support of hundreds of donors and volunteers. Venerable Bokar Rinpoche, who was an inspiration for and early supporter of the project, gave the land the title Ser Chö Ösel Ling—“Land of the Clear Light Golden Dharma.”
A Three Year Shangpa Kagyu Retreat began on April 4th, 2015, using for the very first time new English translations. This 3-year retreat is an advanced, fully-cloistered, intensive Tibetan Buddhist meditation training opportunity focused on Karma Kagyu and Shangpa Kagyu practices. Read about the sealing ceremony here.
Ser Chö Ösel Ling’s first long retreat, the 2013 One Year Retreat, began March 30, 2013, and ended March 29, 2014. Retreatants participated in the practices of the Awakened Mind, or Mahamudra Program, designed by Bokar Rinpoche, back in the early 1990s, specifically for Westerners. View slideshow and video of the sealing ceremony here.
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