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.
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.
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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!
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.
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.
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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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.
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 email@example.com for further questions. Scholarships available. Registration is required.
This retreat emphasizes taming the mind by focusing on the ultimate practices of Tonglen. Read more . . .