Welcome

Kagyu Changchub Chuling (KCC) is a center for Buddhist meditation in the Vajrayana tradition. It was founded in 1976 by renowned meditation master Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche (1905-1989), a master of the Karma Kagyu lineage and the head of the Shangpa Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. Since its founding, KCC has steadily grown and added new programs, all the while working closely with the meditation masters connected to these lineages.

The heart of the Kagyu approach is meditation, both in formal sessions and in the integration into daily life. At KCC, we offer a slate of regular practice opportunities at our urban center in Portland, Oregon. In 2001, we began to expand opportunities for deeper practice by building a residential retreat center near Goldendale, Washington for retreats in lengths of a weekend to a year or more. We offer meditation opportunities suitable for students at all stages of practice, with a mission to support them in their process of spiritual awakening.


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Weekly Schedule

This is a list of regularly scheduled programs that are now conducted via Zoom. View our current schedule on the Full Calendar.

To access these sessions: use the Zoom button which appears near the bottom of the corresponding webpage 15 minutes prior to each session. Programs are linked below and on our calendar.

Sundays
Shamatha Meditation
9:00am - 11:00am
1st Sunday Half Day Sit
9:00am - 12:00am
Children's Program
2nd & 4th Sundays
9:00am - 11:00am
Shamatha Meditation
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Mondays
Morning Meditation
7:00am - 7:45am
Conversations Unlimited
8:30am - 10:00am
Conversation with Lama Michael Conklin
2nd Monday
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Tuesdays
Morning Meditation
7:00am - 7:45am
Death & Dying Study Group
1st & 3rd Tuesday
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Green Tara Practice
1st, 3rd & 5th Tuesday in Tibetan; 2nd, 4th in English
7:00pm - 8:00pm
2nd w/instruction
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Wednesdays
Morning Meditation
7:00am - 7:45am
Chenrezi
1st, 3rd & 5th Wednesday in Tibetan; 4th in English
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Chenrezi Study Group
2nd Wednesdays
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Thursdays
Morning Meditation
7:00am - 7:45am
Mind Training
2nd & 4th Thursday
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Newcomers Night
3rd Thursdays
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Fridays
Morning Meditation
7:00am - 7:45am
Saturdays
Morning Meditation
7:00am - 7:45am
Equanimity & Inclusion Study Group
3rd Saturday
10:00am - 12:00pm
Green Tara Practice (Tibetan)
4th Saturday
10:00am - 11:00am