URGENT NEED FOR CATARACT SURGERY FUNDS FOR VENERABLE LAMA TSANG TSING

Dear Dharma Friends, Funds are urgently needed for cataract surgery for Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing. This surgery was recommended last year by his eye doctor, however Lama-la did not proceed at that time due to lack of funds. Upon his return to the USA, he saw his ophthalmologist who recommended that the surgery be done this year. Postponing this surgery could cause possible complications. Therefore, for the sake of his vision, Lama-la has decided to proceed with the surgery this March and surgery dates have been scheduled. The cost of the surgery is $6,500 and this amount needs to be raised by March 1, 2018. I hope that everyone will give as generously as they can to help preserve Lama-la’s vision so he may be able to continue to benefit beings with his Empowerments, Teachings, and Blessings. He has touched many of your lives in profound ways. Lama Tsang Tsing Continue Reading →

HEALTHCARE FUNDS FOR VENERABLE LAMA TSANG TSING

Dear Sangha and Dharma friends, It has come to my attention that Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing’s healthcare and medical expenses have risen significantly and he needs our help to meet these costs. Many of us have had the opportunity to receive teachings and the blessings of Empowerment from Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing. We are very fortunate that he has chosen to remain in this country to guide and support us. Now we have the opportunity to support him. Lama’s continued good health and long life is our sincere wish and this is an opportunity for us to help ensure that. Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing is a most worthy recipient for our generosity so this is also an excellent way to accumulate merit. Please give as generously as you can by making a one time donation or give as you are able monthly or quarterly. You may make your checks payable Continue Reading →

TEACHINGS ON TIBETAN BUDDHISM

SEVEN-POINT MIND TRAINING By Lama Sonam Dargye (Tony Albino) KAGYU DAKSHANG CHULING 917 East 43rd Avenue, Eugene, OR 97405 (Between West Amazon and Fox Hollow) To minimize the Center’s impact on our neighborhood, please park on West Amazon and walk up hill to KDC. MAHAYANA GREAT COMPASSION TEACHING AND PRACTICE Sunday, September 9, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Please arrive by 8:45 a.m., late entries will not be admitted.) This Mahayana tradition of mental transformation is cherished by all schools of Tibetan Buddhism and considered indispensable for one’s Dharma practice to bear fruit. Renowned for its universal and pragmatic approach, it gleans all of the Mahayana teachings to seven basic points and shows how to apply them to one‘s life. The cost is $30 general ($25 KDC members). You are welcome to bring a lunch and stay during the break. Lama Sonam completed the three-year retreat under the guidance Continue Reading →

MEDICINE BUDDHA EMPOWERMENT TEACHING and PRACTICE

by Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing Saturday, July 21, 2018, 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 22, 2018, 9:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m. Please arrive 15 – 20 minutes before the ceremonies; late arrivals will not be admitted. KAGYU DAKSHANG CHULING 917 East 43rd Avenue, Eugene, OR 97405 (Between West Amazon and Fox Hollow) Medicine Buddha Empowerment Saturday, July 21, 2:00 p.m. (Arrive by 1:45 p.m.) Medicine Buddha, often referred to as the “Healing Buddha,” has the ability to cure physical and mental illnesses, and to purify beings of their negativities, defilements, and obscurations. The Medicine Buddha Empowerment is considered to be the most powerful blessing for healing, dispelling sickness and suffering, and awakening the nature of mind. The Refuge Vow is required and will be offered prior to the Empowerment. The cost is $30 general ($25 KDC members). It is also customary to make a donation to the empowering Lama. Medicine Buddha Teaching Continue Reading →

AMITABHA EMPOWERMENT, TEACHING AND PRACTICE

by Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing KAGYU DAKSHANG CHULING 917 East 43rd Avenue, Eugene, OR 97405 (Between West Amazon and Fox Hollow) Saturday, May 26, 2018 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 27, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Please arrive 15 – 20 minutes before the ceremonies; late arrivals will not be admitted.) Amitabha Empowerment Saturday, May 26, 2018 2:00 p.m. (Arrive by 1:45 p.m.) The Empowerment authorizes one to do the meditation practice of Buddha Amitabha. Amitabha is the particular Deity who helps us at the time of our death to attain rebirth in the Pureland. The Refuge Vow is required and will be offered prior to the Empowerment. The cost is $30 general ($25 KDC members). It is also customary to make a donation to the empowering Lama. Amitabha Teaching, Practice and Special Puja for the Deceased Sunday, May 27, 2018 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. (Arrive by 8:45 a.m.) The Amitabha Continue Reading →

SHI-NAY (CALM ABIDING) MEDITATION AND PRACTICE

KAGYU DAKSHANG CHULING 917 East 43rd Avenue, Eugene, OR 97405 (Between West Amazon and Fox Hollow) Lama Sonam Dargye (Tony Albino) Sunday, April 22, 2018, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Please arrive by 8:45 a.m., late entries will not be permitted. $30 general ($25 KDC members) In the Tibetan word shi-nay, shi means calm and nay means abiding. Shi-nay meditation rests the mind in a state undisturbed by thoughts and emotions, allowing the mind to experience its true nature. Schedule: 9:00-11:00 a.m. Instructions and guided meditation 1:00-4:00 p.m. Question-and-answer period and guided meditation You are welcome to bring a lunch and stay during the break. To print out a PDF flier of this event, please click here. For information, please call (541) 485-3961 or (541) 683-1808 between 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

WHITE TARA EMPOWERMENT, TEACHING AND PRACTICE

by Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing Kagyu Dakshang Chuling 917 East 43rd Avenue, Eugene, Oregon (Between West Amazon and Fox Hollow) To minimize the Center’s impact on our neighborhood, please park on West Amazon and walk up hill to KDC. The Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing is a meditation master in the Shangpa and Karma Kagyu lineages of Tibetan Buddhism, and is the resident director of Kagyu Dakshang Chuling Dharma Center in Eugene. Lama gives teachings, seminars, and empowerments throughout the West Coast. WHITE TARA EMPOWERMENT Saturday, May 12, 2018, 2:00 p.m. (Please arrive by 1:45 p.m., late entries will not be admitted.) White Tara is one of the main long-life deities. White Tara’s practice is imbued with many blessings and is easy to accomplish. The Refuge Vow is required and will be offered by Lama before the Empowerment. The cost is $30 general ($25 KDC members). It is also customary to Continue Reading →

SAVE THESE IMPORTANT DATES!

Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing will bestow the following Empowerments and Teachings in May at KDC upon the request of Sangha members and practitioners: White Tara Empowerment Saturday, May 12, 2:00 p.m. (arrival 1:45 p.m.) $30 general ($25 KDC members) White Tara Teaching Sunday, May 13, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (arrival 8:45 a.m.) $35 general ($30 KDC members) Pecha (Practice Text) is $5 Amitabha Empowerment Saturday, May 26, 2:00 p.m. (arrival 1:45 p.m.) $30 general ($25 KDC members) Amitabha Teaching, Practice and Special Puja for Deceased Sunday, May 27, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (arrival 8:45 a.m.) $35 general ($30 KDC members) Pecha (Practice Text) is $15 Mark your calendars now for these special events. Detailed information regarding each event will be announced soon.  

MAHAKALA EMPOWERMENT TEACHING AND PRACTICE

by Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing Saturday, January 27th 2018, 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 28th 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Please arrive 15 minutes before the ceremonies; late arrivals will not be admitted. KAGYU DAKSHANG CHULING 917 East 43rd Avenue, Eugene, OR 97405 (Between West Amazon and Fox Hollow) To minimize the Center’s impact on our neighborhood, please park on West Amazon and walk up hill to KDC. MAHAKALA EMPOWERMENT Saturday, January 27th, 2:00 p.m. $30 general ($25 KDC members) It is also customary to make a donation to the empowering Lama. Receiving this Empowerment of the Six-Armed Dharma Protector (Gonpo Chakdrukpa) authorizes one to do the Mahakala practice, which is part of the regular KDC schedule. Mahakala is essential for those who practice Vajrayana Buddhism because it pacifies obstacles that arise on the path and interfere with keeping Vajrayana commitments. This Empowerment is rarely bestowed in the West. Since Continue Reading →