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 →

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 →

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, June 18, 2017, 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. For information, please call (541) 485-3961 or (541) 683-1808 between 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

AMITABHA EMPOWERMENT, TEACHING AND PRACTICE May 27 & 28

KAGYU DAKSHANG CHULING 917 East 43rd Avenue, Eugene, OR 97405 (Between West Amazon and Fox Hollow) Saturday, May 27, 2017, 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 28, 2017, 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 27, 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 $25 general ($20 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 28, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. (Arrive by 8:45 a.m.) The Amitabha sutra states that even to hear the Continue Reading →

AMITABHA SPECIAL PUJA FOR DECEASED

SUNDAY, MAY 28, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. PLEASE NOTE: due to the special nature of this Puja, late entries will not be allowed. KDC, 917 EAST 43RD AVE., 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. On Sunday, May 28, during the Memorial Day weekend, Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing and KDC’s western Lamas will perform a special, extensive Puja for the deceased. Ven. Lama Tsang Tsing has chosen this date for the Puja since Memorial Day weekend is a time when we traditionally remember our loved ones who have passed away. This Puja is extremely helpful when performed for the benefit of one who has died. After dying, due to karma and habitual patterns, we have no control over our future rebirth, and we are driven by the power of our Continue Reading →

THE GURU YOGA OF KALU RINPOCHE, TEACHING AND PRACTICE May 7th, 2017

His Eminence Kalu Rinpoche

by Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing Sunday, May 7th, 2017, 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) Kyabje Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche was an enlightened being and the spiritual founder of KDC. He was a great siddha, scholar, and a mountain Yogi from Tibet whose great compassion and realization transformed all who met him. Guru Yoga is a practice of expressing one’s faith and devotion to one’s Root Lama. In the Vajrayana tradition, Guru Yoga Practice is considered to be the most important practice one can perform. Without faith and devotion to the Root Lama, one is not able to receive blessings. Blessings purify one and create the foundation for understanding the nature of one’s mind. At the request of his students, Continue Reading →