Kagyu Sukha Chöling (KSC), a Tibetan Buddhist center in Ashland, Oregon, offers programs to the community, including a variety of meditations with instruction (see below), classes on a range of Buddhist topics, on-site and isolated retreats, a lending library, and individualized pastoral counseling. Two American resident teachers, Lama Pema Clark and Lama Yeshe Parke, present the timeless teachings of the Buddha in an accessible way. The center is dedicated to the cultivation of inner peace, compassion, and insight. Upcoming Newcomers Nights are listed on our Events Page. Everyone is welcome.
join us at Newcomers’ Night
In early Fall, Winter, and Spring, the Lamas host Newcomers’ Night as an introduction to KSC activities. The evening begins with Calm Abiding Meditation at 6:00 p.m. Following the meditation, the Lamas and a few community members provide a brief overview of the programs offered at KSC. All are welcome.
beginning meditations at KSC
You do not need to attend Newcomers’ Night to enter the KSC community! All the meditations listed below are recommended for those who are exploring KSC. Most practices contain instruction in a particular meditation, as well as a talk on Buddhism by one of the Lamas, or a Senior Student (with the exception of the Mid-Day Sit on Tuesdays, which is self-guided). These meetings also offer an opportunity to meet others in the KSC community.
Calm Abiding Meditation, Thursdays at 6:00 p.m.
Tonglen and Calm Abiding, Sundays at 9:00 a.m.
Chenrezig, Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.
Green Tara, Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m.
Mid-Day Sit, Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m.
Meeting with our resident teachers
If you have been attending meditations or classes at KSC, you are welcome to meet with one of the Lamas for spiritual counsel. Contact the Center to request a 30 or 60 minute appointment. A donation for the counseling and teaching is appreciated, though not required.
To make an appointment, call 541.552.1769 or email firstname.lastname@example.org