Kagyu Changchub Chuling

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


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The Five Skandhas: A Map of the Mind

“The only way to liberate oneself from the stages of samsara is to realize egolessness, to realize that the 'I' or ego does not exist.”
– Kalu Rinpoche

The Buddha taught the skandhas to help us understand how this false sense of self arises from the mind. Once we understand this process, we can more effectively apply meditation to free us from clinging to the self as inherently real.

Event Leader: 
Karma Chimey Drolma (Lois Beran)
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Monday, October 26, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Monday, November 2, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Zoom teleconference

Woman Hold My hand: Calling on Ma Tara in Times of Darkness

NOTE: The topic of Lama Rod's November teaching has been changed. See below.

In Tibetan Buddhism, Tara is the female Buddha of compassion. Called Drolma in Tibetan, her name means Female Liberator or Mother Liberator. And being the Mother Liberator, Tara is ready at any time to get into our messiness as a personal agent of our liberation. The practice of Tara (and deity practice in general) is a profound strategy that empowers us to hold space for our discomfort and can be a tremendous practice that can wake us up to our own innate wisdom, compassion, love, and fierceness. Moreover, Tara and her commitment to liberating all beings from suffering is one of the reason she embodies compassion.

Compassion lies at the heart of our effectiveness as change makers but how can we define compassion for ourselves? As we call on the Mother to be with us, how does she help us to face the violence we see in ourselves and others? How can Tara inform our spiritual warriorship or inform our allyship? Most importantly, how can we call on the Mother to hold our hands and embrace us? If are overwhelmed by the challenge of living your practice boldly and out loud right now, then join us for these teachings.


Event Leader: 
Lama Rod Owens
Saturday, November 14, 2020 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
KCC's Zoom teleconference call

A Message to the Sangha

Greetings to all of our KCC community,

This letter serves to update you on how the Covid-19 pandemic is impacting KCC's programming and financial situation.

Enhancing Programming
We had a robust program of events scheduled for 2020. But when the implications of the virus became apparent, KCC was quick to make the painful decision to suspend in-person gatherings, including our Spring Personal Retreats at our retreat land. Nearly every aspect of KCC’s operations has been impacted—from programs to committee work to facility maintenance and more.

Access Recent Teachings

Use the VIDEO ARCHIVES button in the right margin to access our recent teachings. Effective April 13, we are streaming our meditation activities through the Zoom application only.

To view recordings on the KCCMedia YouTube channel prior to March 10, 2019, CLICK HERE.

Note: viewing recordings and livestreamed sessions seems to work best on Safari, Chrome and Firefox browsers.

Lama Eric Triebelhorn, KCC's Resident Teacher

Lama Eric Triebelhorn’s return to KCC opened a new chapter in his remarkable Dharma journey. He found his way to KCC 25 years ago and enthusiastically embraced the Buddhist training and service that would become his life. After a 17-year sojourn in India filled with study, retreat, and translation, he began service as Resident Teacher at the beginning of 2020.

Read full article to access Lama Eric's appointment calendar.

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