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 →

DORJE SEMPA EMPOWERMENT Sunday, April 16, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.

by Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing   Sunday, April 16, 2017 at 2:00 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) To minimize the Center’s impact on our neighborhood, please park on West Amazon and walk up hill to KDC. This Empowerment authorizes one to do the meditation of Dorje Sempa (Vajrasattva), essential for all Dharma practitioners because it has great power to purify obscurations. The Refuge Vow is required and will be offered by Lama prior to the Empowerment. The cost is $25 ($20 KDC members). It is also customary to make a donation to the empowering Lama. For information, please call (541) 485-3961 or (541) 683-1808 between 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. A couple of gentle reminders: 1)  As a courtesy to others, especially during Continue Reading →

MAHAKALA PUJA AND TSOK

KDC, 917 E. 43rd Ave. Eugene, Oregon SATURDAY, FEB. 25, 2017 8:45 a.m. – 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 Saturday, February 25. The Puja has the power and ability to clear away the obstacles and negativities of the past year and opens the door for the auspicious unfolding of the new year. The Puja concludes with a Tsok (Vajra Continue Reading →

NGONDRO: THE VAJRAYANA PRELIMINARIES ESSENTIAL KEY INSTRUCTIONS

by Lama Sonam Dargye 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Please arrive by 8:45 a.m., late entries will not be admitted) Cost: $30 general, $25 KDC members per class On the four Sundays listed below, Lama Sonam Dargye (Tony Albino) will give a series of teachings on the profound nature of Ngondro. Ngondro is the foundation of all Dharma practice, as well as a practice that can lead to higher states of realization. Before engaging in all advanced meditation practices such as Yidam practice and Mahamudra, it is strongly recommended that the practitioner first complete Ngondro in order to purify obscurations, gather the two accumulations of merit and awareness, and receive the blessings of the lineage. These all-day seminars will consist of a teaching, a question and answer period and doing the respective Ngondro practice. This program is designed to benefit all levels of practitioners. Sunday, October 30, 2016: Refuge and Continue Reading →

SAVE THE DATES!

DHARMA TEACHINGS, EVENTS, AND EMPOWERMENTS 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. Details regarding the following events will be published soon. SAVE THE DATES! 2016 Sunday, April 17, 2016, The Six Bardos in Life and Death by Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing – 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, May 21, 2016, The Guru Yoga of Kalu Rinpoche, Teaching and Practice by Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing – 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. *PLEASE NOTE: This is a change of date from the previously published announcement from KDC. Saturday, May 28, 2016, Amitabha Empowerment by Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing – 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 29, 2016, Amitabha Teaching, Practice, and Special Puja for the Deceased by Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing – 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, June 18, Continue Reading →

DORJE SEMPA THANGKA RAFFLE TO BENEFIT KDC DHARMA CENTER

This beautiful traditional Dorje Sempa Thangka is being raffled to raise funds for the KDC Building Fund. Dorje Sempa is the essence of the 100 Peaceful and Wrathful Deities and is one of the principle deities of purification. The practice of Dorje Sempa is one of the Four Preliminaries (Ngondro) that is contained in all lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. It is considered to be a practice that is important to maintain throughout one’s lifetime. Having this Thangka in one’s own home would serve both as an inspiration for one’s daily Dharma practice and as an excellent reference for visualization of the deity. This  24″ x 40″ Thangka was generously donated to KDC by Elizabeth Gerrity and is currently hanging in the KDC Shrine Room. If you have been contemplating making a donation to KDC, then this is the perfect opportunity for you. By purchasing a raffle ticket, not only will Continue Reading →

MEDICINE BUDDHA EMPOWERMENT TEACHING and PRACTICE

  Saturday, September 17, 2016, 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 18, 2016, 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, September 17, 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 $25 general ($20 KDC members). It is also customary to make a donation to the empowering Lama. Medicine Buddha Teaching and Practice Sunday, September Continue Reading →

WHITE TARA EMPOWERMENT TEACHING AND PRACTICE

by Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing Saturday, August 27, 2016, 2:00 p.m. Sunday August 28, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Please arrive and be seated 15 – 20 minutes before the ceremonies; late arrivals will not be admitted. WHITE TARA EMPOWERMENT Saturday, August 27, 2016, 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 $25 general ($20 KDC members). It is also customary to make a donation to the empowering Lama. WHITE TARA TEACHING AND PRACTICE Sunday August 28, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Please arrive by 8:45 a.m., late entries will not be admitted.) Through Tara meditation practice a person receives the blessings and protection Continue Reading →

SPECIAL ALL-DAY PUJA FOR BUDDHA’S FIRST TURNING OF THE WHEEL OF DHARMA

by Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing Saturday, August 6, 2016  9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Freewill donation. The Pecha (practice text) is $20 Please arrive and be seated 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) The Turning of the Wheel of Dharma is one of the Four Great Festivals of the year related to the life of Sakyamuni Buddha and celebrates the Buddha’s first teaching on the Four Noble Truths. During this period of time, the effects of positive and negative actions are multiplied 100,000 times; therefore, Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing will lead the KDC Sangha in the practice of the Monlam Cho-ga (“The Complete Flowering of Activity to Benefit Others”) compiled by His Eminence Kalu Rinpoche. The Monlam Cho-ga includes a Tsok (Vajra feast offering). Any donations for shrine offerings Continue Reading →