Reality and Illusion
Mar
23
10:00 AM10:00

Reality and Illusion

Reality and Illusion, with Lama Pema and Lama Yeshe 

Saturday, March 23 │ 10:00 am – Noon and 2:00 – 4:00 pm 

The Buddha gave us all a tough challenge: Examine your daily experience to see what is true. His studies and meditation led him to see that each moment was a creation or construction of his own mind. He noted that each experience occurs and feels real, but like all else in the surrounding universe, it fades almost instantly. From this perspective, our teachers tell us that life is just like a dream – something totally believable in the moment, but afterwards, we realize it is not as real as we thought. 

Join us in a day of active examination of our basic assumptions, and the freedoms that may lie hidden below them. 

Suggested donation for the day: $50, plus dana for the teaching. Soup Supper will be available at Saturday lunch for $10 donation to Scholarship Fund. No pre-registration Required.   Donations accepted at the door.

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Lama Sarah Harding Weekend Retreat
Apr
6
to Apr 7

Lama Sarah Harding Weekend Retreat

Two Great Women Teachers of Tibet

A Weekend with Sarah Harding

Chöd: Balancing the Fearsome Warrior and the Loving Mum

Friday, April 5, 10 am – noon and 2 – 4 pm

Machik Lapdrön was a Tibetan woman who lived from the mid-eleventh to mid-twelfth centuries and developed a system called “Chöd” (gcod), “Severance" or “Cutting", that takes the Buddha’s teachings on the perfection of wisdom (prājñāpāramitā) as a basis, and applies them to the immediate experiences of negative mind states or malignant forces. Her unique feminine approach is to invoke and nurture the very “demons” that we fear and hate. Lama Sarah will explore her life and the sources of her teachings, as well as inquire how to understand this ancient perspective into modern times. Recommended reading before attending the teaching.

 No preregistration needed and all are welcome. Suggested donation, $60 for the day. KSC encourages participants to commit to the full day if possible. Please visit www.kscashland.org for more information.


Niguma, Woman of my Dreams

Saturday and Sunday, April 6 – 7, 10 am – noon and 2 – 4 pm

Niguma was an eleventh-century Kashmiri woman who was one of the two women credited with being primary sources for the Shangpa Kagyu. This is an important Tibetan lineage, propagated in recent times by the great master Khyabje Kalu Rinpoche. Usually associated with her more famous brother Naropa, her own esoteric teachings were received under very mysterious circumstances, yet continue to this day. Lama Sarah will explore her life, the lineage she inspired, and deeply engage in her writing “Stages in the Path of Illusion, a detailed spiritual cartography. Recommended reading: Chapter One of Niguma, Lady of Illusion (pp. 37-133), by Sarah Harding. If you own the book, please bring it with you to the weekend teaching sessions, or sit next to someone who has a copy! Thank you.

 

 No preregistration and all are welcome. Suggested donation: $120 for the weekend. KSC encourages all participants to commit to the full weekend if possible. Please visit www.kscashland.org for more information.

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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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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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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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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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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 will be available mid-April via KSC c/o retreats@kscashalnd.org or 541-552-1769.

Registration  deadline is 1 pm Wednesday, May 29.

To register online, please Click Here

For downloadable mail in registration Click Here. 

To Apply For Scholarship or Work Exchange Click Here

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Annual KSC Sangha Meeting and Potluck
Mar
12
6:00 PM18:00

Annual KSC Sangha Meeting and Potluck

Please join the Board of Directors for a Potluck Dinner from 6  6:30, followed by our annual Sangha meeting from        6:35  7:30 pm.  

Enjoy delicious food, good company, and learn more about our Dharma home, including information about the annual budget, upcoming events, and KSC news.  The last 15 minutes will be open for your comments and questions. Everyone is welcome!

Although childcare is not provided, a table will be available in the lobby for children to do quiet activities during the meeting.

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Tranquility and Mindfulness Retreat with Lama Pema and Lama Yeshe 
Mar
8
to Mar 11

Tranquility and Mindfulness Retreat with Lama Pema and Lama Yeshe 

Residential Retreats 

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. 

Buckhorn Springs: Fri. March 8 – Mon. March 11 Tuition: $376  (double accommodation), $481 (single).

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Cultivating Fearlessness&nbsp;
Feb
16
to Feb 17

Cultivating Fearlessness 

Cultivating Fearlessness 

A Weekend Retreat with Lama Pema and Lama Yeshe 

Sat. & Sun. February 16 – 17 

10 am – noon & 2 – 4pm 

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. Soup Supper will be available at Saturday lunch for $10 donation to Scholarship Fund. No pre-registration Required.   Donations accepted at the door.

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Tibetan New Year [Losar]
Feb
6
6:00 PM18:00

Tibetan New Year [Losar]

Tibetan New Year [Losar] │Wednesday, Feb. 6 

6:00 – 7:30 pm 

The Mahakala meditation, which clears obscurations for the New Year, will be practiced by empowered students at KSC. In addition, the Mahakala Tsok (food offering) will be shared by all, and the meditation will close with the Sur Chö (Mountain Incense Offering). 

All are invited to attend. 

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Dessert with the Lamas
Feb
3
12:30 PM12:30

Dessert with the Lamas

Dessert with the Lamas │ Sunday, Feb. 3, 12:30 – 1:30 pm 

Volunteers bring so many skills and talents to KSC. With vitality, patience and humor, you carry out the many, many tasks that keep this large center running smoothly. To all who give of their time and energy at KSC: The lamas want to give you their thanks, as well as delicious snacks. KSC is the center it is, because of YOU! 

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Seeking Integrity Across the Buddhist Path
Jan
26
to Jan 27

Seeking Integrity Across the Buddhist Path

Seeking Integrity Across the Buddhist Path

A weekend with Lama Drupgyu

Sat.  and Sun. January 26 - 27

10 am – noon & 2 – 4pm

At this time when fact and clear evidence are regularly questioned in the interest of greed and personal power, at a time when elemental fears of “other” and the unknown undermine the most basic moral values, when even the normal guardians of decency become the voices of hypocrisy, personal integrity has become vitally important both for us individually as well as for the world we live in.

What does the Buddhist path have to say about integrity and its role in spiritual engagement? How should we understand integrity from the perspective of the different stages of Buddhist training? How can we guarantee that integrity is maintained and enhanced through our practice and training? How are we to understand such Buddhist topics as mindfulness, emptiness, compassion, and the transformative tools of Vajrayana in the context of our pursuit of integrity?

These are some of the questions that will be considered in this two-day seminar, which will combine teaching, discussion and meditation.

Suggested donation: $120 for the weekend. Soup Supper will be available at Saturday lunch for $10 donation to Scholarship Fund.

To Register Online Click Here>>>

To register email info@kscashland.org or call 541.552.1769.

Please check www.kscashland.org for more information.

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Newcomer's Night
Jan
17
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. 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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