Kagyu Changchub Chuling

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

Welcome to Kagyu Changchub Chuling!

Skillfully Traversing the Bardos — Practices for Living and Dying

A four-week course beginning July 6. Led by Lama Eric Triebelhorn.

We will explore the four bardos (the four intermediate states) as taught by the mahasiddhas or great tantric masters of the past. These bardos are the phases of life, death, transition, and rebirth that we all undergo while caught in cyclic existence. We will consider the nature of these experiences, how to prepare for them utilizing practices we already know, and the opportunities for liberation they present. Each class will contain meditations relevant to that evening’s discussion.

Understanding the nature of these bardos can reduce much of the fear and anxiety that ordinarily accompany death and grant us tools navigate them as skillfully as possible, potentially leading to liberation from confused existence altogether.

Event Leader: 
Lama Eric Triebelhorn
Monday, July 6, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Monday, July 13, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Monday, July 20, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Monday, July 27, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Zoom conference 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.

KCC Moves to Zoom

Update:  After May 30, Zoom will require that your Zoom app to be updated to version 5.0. After May 30, all Zoom clients on older versions will receive a forced upgrade when trying to join meetings as GCM Encryption will be fully enabled across the Zoom platform.

WHAT: All KCC Activities now being Zoomed. For the time being, Vimeo will be used only to house our video archive.

WHEN: Program timing remains the same. The schedule for new weekly activities is listed below.

HOW: Instructions for using Zoom follow.

NEW: Weekday morning meditations, weekday afternoon Tea Time, and our monthly Sangha Meeting - via Zoom!

Details follow - please read on!

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.

Board Highlights

The Board of Directors is currently exploring ways to more quickly share with the community about its ongoing activities. At our February meeting, the Board agreed to publish a list of highlights from its regular monthly meetings. These highlights will be a very condensed list of some of the main topics under discussion, and may include decisions made and tasks assigned. We hope to publish these highlights within seven days following each regular monthly meeting.

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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