Locations

Kagyu Changchub Chuling has two locations, an urban center in Portland, Oregon, and a retreat center near Goldendale, Washington. We host regular meditation sessions and classes in Portland, while retreats take place in Washington. Locations are noted in event announcements.


Portland Center

Portland LocationOur Portland center is located in Portland’s Northeast Cully neighborhood. For over 35 years, our home was an old Portland foursquare fifty blocks east of our current location. In 2016, after years of serious and casual searches, we finally identified a building that would suit our expanding needs. A 1934 structure originally built as a Christian church, we acquired and remodeled the building, unveiling it for the visit of Khenpo Lodrö Donyö Rinpoche in 2017.

 

Kagyu Changchub Chuling
4936 NE Skidmore
Portland, OR 97218


Goldendale, Washington

SCOLIn 2001, KCC purchased 240 acres of wooded land north of Goldendale, Washington. Over the next decade, the community built a facility designed to accommodate retreats of all lengths, including fully cloistered, traditional three-year retreats like the one that concluded in 2018. Kyabje 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.”

The retreat center features two cloisters, each with separate cabins, dining and bathroom facilities, and a meditation hall. KCC hosts retreats of all lengths at SCOL, which is maintained and supported by full-time staff. Please visit our Retreats and Events page to see upcoming events. If you would like to schedule time to do personal retreat, please contact us.

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
6:30pm - 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