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 →

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 →

MAHAKALA PUJA AND TSOK 2018

  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. Wednesday, February 14, 2018 8:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. IMPORTANT NOTE: NO ENTRIES TO THE SHRINE ROOM WILL BE ALLOWED BETWEEN 8:45 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. The Puja will be preceded by a talk by Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing explaining the meaning of this profound Puja and no entries will be permitted during the talk. Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing and his assisting Lamas will perform this all-day extensive Mahakala Puja for the benefit of the KDC Sangha and for all beings. This Puja is traditionally performed on Mahakala Day before the beginning of the Tibetan New Year. This year Mahakala Day falls on Wednesday, February 14, 2018. The Puja has the power and ability Continue Reading →

MAHAKALA EMPOWERMENT, TEACHING & PUJA

SAVE THE DATES! MAHAKALA EMPOWERMENT Saturday, January 27th, 2018, 2:00 p.m. MAHAKALA TEACHING AND PRACTICE Sunday, January 28th, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing will bestow the 6-Armed Mahakala Empowerment on Saturday, January 27th at 2:00 p.m. and will give an all-day teaching on the Mahakala Practice on Sunday, January 28th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mark your calendars now and save the dates for this special two-day event! The Mahakala Empowerment is not given very often, therefore if you have the desire to receive the Empowerment, this is an excellent opportunity. If you have received the Mahakala Empowerment in the past it is both a great blessing and beneficial to take the Empowerment again, due to Mahakala’s special ability to eliminate obstacles. Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing has agreed to bestow the Empowerment at the request of Sangha members who would like to attend weekly Continue Reading →

THE FOUR THOUGHTS THAT TURN THE MIND

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. Sunday, October 29, 2017, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Please arrive by 1:45 p.m., late entries will not be permitted. $25 general ($20 KDC members) Regarded as the foundation for all Buddhist practice, the Four Thoughts are contemplations on: The Precious Human Existence, Impermanence, Karma, Cause and Effect, and The Sufferings of Cyclic Existence. As one gradually reflects and assimilates their meaning, the mind turns away from ignorance and yearns for freedom and enlightenment. This provides a deeper avenue for spiritual growth. There will be teachings and contemplations joined with meditation. Q & A and discussion will follow. This teaching is appropriate for all, for anyone who is interested in Continue Reading →

TEACHINGS ON TIBETAN BUDDHISM

SEVEN-POINT MIND TRAINING By Lama Sonam Dargye (Tony Albino) MAHAYANA GREAT COMPASSION  TEACHING AND PRACTICE Sunday, November 19, 2017, 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. 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. Lama Sonam completed the three-year retreat under the guidance of Venerable Continue Reading →

CHENREZIG TEACHING AND PRACTICE

by Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing Sunday, September 17, 2017 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Session 1: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (arrival time 9:45 a.m.) Session 2: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (arrival time 1:45 p.m.) Freewill Donation KAGYU DAKSHANG CHULING 917 East 43rd Avenue, Eugene, OR 97405 (Between West Amazon and Fox Hollow) Chenrezig is the principal deity in Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhism, whose essence is love and compassion. By doing the practice of Chenrezig, one develops love and compassion for all sentient beings. On this day, Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing will give teachings on the practice and visualization of Chenrezig and lead us in Chenrezig Puja. Anyone who is interested is welcome to attend; it is not necessary to have taken the Refuge Vow or to have received the Chenrezig Empowerment in order to attend this event. There will be two sessions, you are welcome to attend either or Continue Reading →

CHÖD EMPOWERMENT, TEACHING AND PRACTICE

CHÖD EMPOWERMENT Saturday, August 12, 2:00 p.m. (Please arrive by 1:45 p.m.; late arrivals will not be admitted.) CHÖD TEACHING AND PRACTICE Sunday, August 13, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Please arrive by 8:45 a.m.; 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. The Chöd Empowerment is one of the greatest blessings a person can receive. The Empowerment has the power to plant the seed for abandoning ego-clinging, which is the root of all suffering. In addition, it also plants the seed for understanding the nature of one’s own mind and realizing the state of Mahamudra. Because the practice of Chöd is so powerful, it is performed by all four schools of Tibetan Buddhism. In the Kagyu Continue Reading →