- We thank H.E. Zurmang Gharwang Rinpoche for his excellent teaching on mahamudra!
- We thoroughly enjoyed H.E. Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche’s teaching on transcending gain and loss.
- This year we celebrated our center's 10th anniversary.
- The kitchen in the new building at KPL has been completed.
- We now have a certificate of occupancy for the basement of our new building: our new dining and kitchen areas are now in use. Photo: Basia Coulter.
December 7—8 • 10:00—Noon & 2:00—4:00
Chöd Practice Teaching and Empowerment
Teaching and instruction on chöd practice based on the sadhana composed by Terchen Barway Dorje.
Teaching by Lama Tashi Topgyal
Cost of the weekend: $100
(inlcuding the empowerment)
Cost of the empowerment alone: $30
Lama Tashi Topgyal will guide program attendees in how to engage in chöd based on the sadhana composed by Terchen Barway Dorje.
The empowerment for the practice will be offered during the afternoon session on Sunday.
December 14 • 10am—noon
Instructor Naomi Schmidt
Free of charge.
Naomi is a senior student with extensive experience in teaching meditation. She will offer shamatha (tranquility) meditation instruction and will lead a meditation session. This is a wonderful opportunity to get started with the practice of meditation.
December 14 • 1:30—2:30pm
Spurring Our Practice: The Four Thoughts
Talk by Lama Jim Kukula
At the moment we have an extraordinary opportunity to practice virtue and cultivate the wisdom that can free us from the vicious cycle of suffering and confusion that has had us trapped since the beginning of time. But this extraordinary moment is like a bubble: it will vanish all too quickly. What happens after that is to the greatest degree a matter of the direction in which we have steered our behavior. What a tragedy it would be to waste this opportunity and remain trapped in delusion, where even the greatest pleasures are mixed with the poison of dualistic grasping. Reflecting on these thoughts can turn our minds to the Dharma and spur us in our practice.
KPL Construction Project
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Vision for KPL
Bardor Tulku Rinpoche established Kunzang Palchen Ling in 2003. He is offering this center to Western students in accordance with the wish of his root guru, the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, to disseminate the Dharma in general and transmission of the Barway Dorje lineage in particular. Read more about the history of KPL and Bardor Rinpoche's vision for our center.
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