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 →

THE SIX BARDOS IN LIFE AND DEATH

by Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing Sunday, October 14, 2018, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Please arrive by 1:45 p.m. KAGYU DAKSHANG CHULING 917 East 43rd Avenue, Eugene, OR 97405 (Between West Amazon and Fox Hollow) The Bardo Thödröl (“Liberation Through Hearing in the Bardo,” and known in the West as The Tibetan Book of the Dead) teaches how to attain liberation in the period between death and the next rebirth. But the after-death state is not the only meaning of bardo. The tantras describe six bardos which include all of our experience: the bardo of this life, the bardo of dying, the luminous bardo of dharmata, the bardo of becoming (rebirth), the bardo of dream, and the bardo of meditation. Lama will describe how liberation may be attained in each bardo. A question-and-answer period will follow. The cost is $25 general ($20 KDC members). For information, please call (541) 485-3961 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 →

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 →