KCC Portland Center is open for some in-person gatherings. Please check our calendar to see which KCC practices and study groups are virtual (Zoom only) or hybrid (in person and on Zoom).

Practice Resources

Assorted Prayers

This a collection of recitations that are chanted at KCC and related events from time to time.

Refuge and Dedication

Vajradhara Lineage Prayer

Calling the Guru from Afar

Bokar Rinpoche Guru Yoga

 

Audio: Vajradhara Lineage Prayer

 

Aspiration Prayers

It is traditional to recite aspiration prayers after one’s Dharma practice. These give direction to the merit of our actions. Of course, we can make personal aspirations according to our wishes, but it is also considered very beneficial to make the very same wishes that past masters have made and accomplished.

Aspirations for Mahamudra

Prayer for Excellent Conduct

Padmasambhava’s Prayer for the Teaching to Flourish

The Eight Aspirations of a Great Being

Khuyngpo Naljor’s Sealed Dedication

Dedication from The Way of the Bodhisattva

Niguma’s Aspiration Prayer of the Sealed Word

Chenrezi

Below you will find the basic text composed by the great Thangtong Gyalpo, as well as the expanded version including a lineage prayer and other additions. The Chenrezi Commentary is excerpts from Kyabje Bokar Rinpoche’s wonderful work on this practice, Chenrezi—Lord of Love.

Chenrezi Extended Practice

Chenrezi Concise Practice

Chenrezi Commentary

Chenrezi Photo

Steps to Draw and Dissolve the HRI

 

Audio: Chenrezi — group chanting in Tibetan

Green Tara

Here are many resources for this practice, including images, videos of the mudras, and an overview that breaks down the practice into its components. Also included is an arrangement by Khenpo Lodrö Donyö Rinpoche—Protection from All Peril—which is a very concise way to include Tara in your daily practice.

Green Tara Practice Text

Overview of the Green Tara Practice

Protection from All Peril
(Print from Adobe Acrobat, double-sided & flip on short side)

The 21 Taras of Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa

Tara Chanting in English to Melody

Video

Green Tara Teaching by Lama Eric – May 10, 2020

Green Tara Mudras by Lama Eric

 

Audio via YouTube: Gyalwang Karmapa’s Tune for the Twenty-one Praises

 

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 All-Day Sit
9:00am - 12:30pm
Children's Program (ON HOLD)
2nd & 4th Sundays
9:00am - 11:00am
Shamatha Meditation
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Mondays
Morning Meditation
7:00am - 7:45am
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, 2nd & 4th Wednesday in Tibetan; 3rd & 5th in English
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Chenrezi Study Group
3rd Wednesdays
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Thursdays
Morning Meditation
7:00am - 7:45am
Mind Training Study Group
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 Saturdays
10:00am - 12:00pm