DharmaKids
Oct
6
9:00 AM09:00

DharmaKids


 For children ages 6-11, meets on Calm Abiding and Tonglen Sundays, twice a month. Utilizing the teachings of the Buddha, this program aspires to plant the seeds of loving kindness, compassion and mindfulness as young people begin their spiritual journey. The program runs from October through May. Please visit www.kscashland.org for more information and registration form. 

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Newcomer’s Night 
Oct
10
6:00 PM18:00

Newcomer’s Night 

Newcomer’s Night 

Thur., Oct 10, 6 – 7:30 pm & Thur., Jan 23, 6 – 7:30 pm 

Please join us for Calm Abiding Meditation at 6:00 p.m. At 6:40 p.m., the lamas will provide an introduction to Buddhism, the programs offered at KSC and time for questions and answers. All are welcome and no pre-registration is required. 

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Weekend Buckhorn Retreat - Inner Yogas
Oct
25
to Oct 28

Weekend Buckhorn Retreat - Inner Yogas

Inner Yogas 

Fri. Oct. 25, 6pm, – Mon. Oct. 28, 1 pm 

In the mid-1970s, His Eminence Kalu Rinpoche wrote a concise root text presenting a sequence of physical yogas to support the synchronization of body, speech and mind in meditation practice. These dynamic exercises, and the essential Buddhist teachings upon which they are based, will be presented as a weekend retreat led by Lama Pema and Lama Yeshe, assisted by Dharma Instructor Libba Coker. The yogas can be of benefit to anyone, as they promote a sense of well-being and harmony in one’s daily life. 

Tuition: $376 for meals and lodging (double occupancy) or $481 for single, plus dana offering for the teaching. 

Work exchange ($316) and scholarships may be available. Registration: retreats@kscashland.org. 

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Tim Olmsted Event - Beyond Hope and Fear - Becoming Fully Human Along the Path to Freedom
Nov
1
to Nov 3

Tim Olmsted Event - Beyond Hope and Fear - Becoming Fully Human Along the Path to Freedom

Beyond Hope and Fear - Becoming Fully Human Along the Path to Freedom

With Senior Tergar Instructor Tim Olmsted 

Fri. Nov. 1 (7 – 8:30 pm), Sat. Nov. 2 (9 am – noon and 2 – 6 pm), Sun. Nov. 3 (9 – noon and 1 – 5 pm) 

At the heart of everything we do is the desire to experience the happiness and ease that we imagine to be possible. Yet, in our day-to-day experience our mind and our heart seem unreliable and uncooperative. During this weekend retreat, we’ll explore the uplifting and empowering message of the Buddha, that the essential nature of any experience we might have, however difficult or confusing, is a wisdom that is open and compassionately connected to the world. We’ll discover how to use the energy and richness of life, our thoughts and emotions, our hopes and fears, and our work and relationships as the foundation for the journey to awakening. We’ll learn to bring all of life’s experience to path – as the basis for inner peace and equanimity, as a source of radiant compassion, and finally, as brilliant wisdom.

This weekend program is open to anyone interesting transforming their heart and mind, experienced meditators and those who are just starting out. 

Tim Olmsted has been a student of meditation for the past 40 years. For twelve of those years, Tim lived in Nepal and worked as a psychotherapist. There he studied with many of the greatest Buddhist teachers of our time, including Mingyur Rinpoche’s father, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche. After returning from Nepal, Tim founded the Yongey Foundation to support Mingyur Rinpoche’s activities in Asia. Tim served as director of Gampo Abbey, a monastery in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. He is the founder and president of the Pema Chödrön Foundation.

Tuition: $135 (Student or Senior [65+] – $100). Fee includes dana offering for the teacher. 

Registration through www.tergar.org begins in September.

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EUGENE TEACHING WEEKEND: CULTIVATING FEARLESSNESS 
Nov
9
10:00 AM10:00

EUGENE TEACHING WEEKEND: CULTIVATING FEARLESSNESS 

EUGENE TEACHING WEEKEND: CULTIVATING FEARLESSNESS 

A Weekend Retreat with Lama Pema and Lama Yeshe 

Sat. & Sun. Nov. 9 – 10, 10 am – noon & 2 – 4 pm 

In this weekend retreat of teaching, meditation and discussion, we will examine the underlying nature of our fears and habits. This investigation can lead us beyond our usual experiences of limitation and repetition, to expand our sensitivity, responsiveness and choice in every moment. 

Encouraging the life attitudes of loving kindness, compassion, fearlessness and mindfulness, we can strengthen our heart and mind toward expanded possibilities, so that the way we live our lives every day will naturally result in a state of mind that is equal to the challenges of this life, including the inevitable losses of what we hold dear. 

Suggested donation: $120 for the weekend. No preregistration. 

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Ceremonial Arts I, a One-Day Retreat
Nov
23
10:00 PM22:00

Ceremonial Arts I, a One-Day Retreat

Ceremonial Arts I, a One-Day Retreat with Lama Pema and Lama Yeshe 

Sat. Nov. 23, 10 am – noon & 2 – 4 pm 

The lamas will present the symbolism and purpose of some of the works of art and ceremonial objects on KSC’s shrine. Then all will participate in hands-on familiarization in the care of the shrine, the offerings, and the sanctuary. This instruction is suitable for all practitioners who want to learn more about the sanctuary and its care. The lamas will be assisted by students well-versed in the ceremonial arts. 

Suggested donation: $50 for the day. No preregistration. 

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Newcomer’s Night 
Jan
23
6:00 PM18:00

Newcomer’s Night 

Newcomer’s Night 

Thur., Oct 10, 6 – 7:30 pm & Thur., Jan 23, 6 – 7:30 pm 

Please join us for Calm Abiding Meditation at 6:00 p.m. At 6:40 p.m., the lamas will provide an introduction to Buddhism, the programs offered at KSC and time for questions and answers. All are welcome and no pre-registration is required. 

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Personal Practice Retreat
Jun
7
to Jun 14

Personal Practice Retreat

Personal Practice Retreat: Buckhorn Springs, Ashland

6:00 p.m., Friday, June 7, 2019 – 1:00 pm, Friday, June 14, 2019

This week focuses on individual meditation, with Lama Pema and Lama Yeshe aiding participants to design a personal practice schedule for the week.  Private interviews with the lamas help to integrate the meditation experience. There will be periods of silence, daily dharma talks, and instruction for group meditation.  A special component of this retreat is the development of mindfulness in action, through land stewardship and other work activities. Lamas’ permission required.

Tuition: $759 for meals and lodging ($1004 for limited single occupancy), plus dana offering for the teaching.  Work exchange ($661) and scholarships may be available. Registration is open via KSC c/o retreats@kscashalnd.org or 541-552-1769.

Registration  deadline is 1 pm Wednesday, May 29.

FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION CLICK HERE <<<

FOR MAIL-IN REGISTRATION CLICK HERE <<<

FOR MAIL-IN SCHOLARSHIP/WORK EXCHANGE CLICK HERE <<<

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Newcomer's Night
Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

Newcomer's Night

Please join us for Calm Abiding Meditation at 6:00 p.m. At 6:40 p.m., the lamas will provide an introduction to Buddhism, the programs offered at KSC and time for questions and answers. All are welcome and no pre-registration is required. 

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Tranquility and Mindfulness Retreat&nbsp;
Apr
19
to Apr 21

Tranquility and Mindfulness Retreat 

Tranquility and Mindfulness Retreat with Lama Pema and Lama Yeshe 

“Recognition of what is occurring is the key to liberation.” ~ Lama Lodru Rinpoche, Bardo Teachings. 

Mindfulness is the ability to be present and aware of what is occurring inside ourselves and all around us. During this weekend retreat, we explore the four objects of mindfulness (body, feelings, mind and phenomena), and utilize Calm Abiding Meditation as a way to focus and deepen our awareness. In addition, periods of silence will offer the opportunity to carry this awareness into every moment and activity. 

Wayfarer Resort: Fri. April 19 – Sun. April 21 2019Tuition: $175 

TO APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP OR WORK EXCHANGE CLICK HERE

TO DOWNLOAD AND PRINT A REGISTRATION CLICK HERE

Mail completed registration form, scholarship form and full payment to Pat Ryan, 4100 Hampshire LN, Eugene OR 97404

Registration and payment in full deadline is Wednesday, April 3, 2019

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Perspectives from Neuroscience, Social Psychology, and Buddhist Studies
Apr
13
9:00 AM09:00

Perspectives from Neuroscience, Social Psychology, and Buddhist Studies

Science and Meditation: Perspectives from Neuroscience, Social Psychology, and Buddhist Studies

Saturday, April 13, 9:00 – Noon

SOU Professor and KSC Sangha member, Dr. Paul Condon, will make this presentation

Buddhism and science have increasingly influenced each other over the past three decades. Scientists, for example, promote meditation programs to address various social problems, including mental health, burnout in health care, social-emotional learning, and efforts for social justice. Meanwhile, Buddhist meditation practices in the west are often adapted into scientific frameworks, yielding a unique form of Buddhism called Buddhist Modernism. In this session, we will examine groundbreaking research on the effects of meditation from the fields of neuroscience and social psychology. We will also discuss critiques and methodological challenges to scientific research of meditation, and discuss the juxtaposition of scientific research with Buddhist practice.

Suggested donation $25. Open to all, no registration is required.

Please check www.kscashland.org for more information.


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Introduction to Ngöndro
Apr
11
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Ngöndro


Joyful Effort Practice Group 

Introduction to Ngöndro │Thursday, April 11 

Join us for Calm Abiding at 6 pm. At 6:40, the Lamas will describe the Ngöndro (foundations) practices done in the Joyful Effort Practice Group*, which opens to new members in April. 

Joyful Effort Practice Group* (6-month commitment) meets monthly to support Ngöndro (Foundations) meditation practice. This ongoing group will accept new and renewing members at the April 28 meeting. Tuition: $100 

Please contact practicegroups@kscashland.org for further questions. Scholarships available. Registration is required. 

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What is the Future of Buddhism in the West?
Apr
9
6:30 PM18:30

What is the Future of Buddhism in the West?

Panel Discussion: What is the Future of Buddhism in the West?

Tuesday, April 9, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Lama Sarah Harding, joined by Lama Pema, Lama Yeshe and Lama Liza Baer, will share their views of Tibetan Buddhism as it has adjusted to the West during the past fifty years. The four women are graduates of the traditional Tibetan Buddhist retreat for westerners, from as early as the 1980 to 2018. Their varying experiences will doubtless lead to a lively discussion of possible future changes. The discussion will be interactive with the audience.

No preregistration and all are welcome.    Suggested donation: $25

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