KDC DHARMA CENTER NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT

Dear Dharma Friends, We hope this finds you in good health and your Dharma practice going well. Due to the current pandemic, we have not been able to safely meet for Pujas, Empowerments or Teachings at the Dharma Center for many months now. As a result, there has been a severe loss of much needed revenue to pay KDC’s monthly bills. Yet, although there has been no money coming in, the bills still keep arriving in the mailbox. Presently, in addition to the monthly bills, there is a much more urgent matter that asks for your attention. Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing needs two eye surgeries as soon as possible, these have been scheduled for August 4th and 11th and will cost $2,500. His doctor informed him that if he does not have these eye surgeries now, the situation will worsen, his vision will become more limited, and the surgeries could Continue Reading →

SPECIAL PUJA FOR DECEASED DURING COVID-19

In keeping with KDC’s annual tradition, Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing will perform this special Puja on Memorial Day, since it is the time when we traditionally honor our loved ones who have passed away. This year, Memorial Day falls during Saga Dawa, therefore the benefits of the Puja is multiplied 100,000 times. 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 previous actions. This profound Puja purifies negativities and obscurations and liberates the deceased from samsara, leading to rebirth in the Pure Land of Dewachen. Names of deceased and donations may be submitted for this special Puja by anyone who has had a family member or friend pass away, whether the death is recent or long ago. It is Continue Reading →

MORE ADVICE FROM VEN. LAMA TSANG TSING DURING COVID-19

Dear Dharma Friends, I have been thinking about all of you and I am wondering how you are doing during this unique and challenging time of ours. As I stated in my previous email, it is very important to continue doing your daily Dharma Practice, in particular reflecting on the suffering of others. In general, the contemplation of others’ suffering is an important component of Vajrayana Buddhism, it is particularly important in this time of Covid-19. I miss seeing you and doing Pujas together with you at KDC Dharma Center. I am doing extensive Practice in my home at this time for all beings, in particular for those who have died and for those who have been affected in any way due to the Corona virus.Each evening I do a special Puja for all deceased. For your benefit and the benefit of others, I would like to request that you Continue Reading →

A MESSAGE FROM VEN. LAMA TSANG TSING REGARDING COVID-19

Dear Dharma Friends, I hope this finds all of you in good health and that your Dharma practice is going well. After careful consideration and concern for you and all sentient beings, it has been decided that KDC will suspend its weekly Pujas due to the serious nature of the Corona virus. However, to feel a sense of community during this challenging time, I encourage all of you to do KDC’s weekly practice of Tara, Mahakala and Chenrezig at home at our regularly scheduled times. As you may know, Guru Rinpoche predicted that during this degenerative time, many different diseases and obstacles would occur and finding an antidote for them would be difficult. However, Guru Rinpoche also stated that praying to him would help us overcome these difficulties. With this in mind, I am requesting all of you to recite as many Guru Rinpoche mantras as possible: OM AH HUNG Continue Reading →

GURU RINPOCHE’S “IRON MOUNTAIN” LONG LIFE EMPOWERMENT “Postponed”

All weekly KDC Pujas have been temporarily suspended due to the outbreak of Covid-19. We will monitor this situation closely and when it is safe to resume Pujas, we will do so. Please see Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing’s message regarding Covid-19 and how we are able to be of benefit to ourselves and others during this time. In addition, the Guru Rinpoche “Iron Mountain” Long Life Empowerment that was scheduled for Sunday, March 29 has been postponed. Please check your email and KDC’s website for updates regarding a future date for this Empowerment. KAGYU DAKSHANG CHULING 917 East 43rd Avenue, Eugene, OR 97405 (Between West Amazon and Fox Hollow) Sunday, March 29, 2020, 2:00 p.m. Please arrive by 1:45 p.m. This special Empowerment of Guru Rinpoche is a blessing for long life and other favorable conditions. Guru Rinpoche stated that it is particularly important for Dharma practitioners to live a Continue Reading →

KDC SCHEDULE – MAY 2020 “Postponed”

All weekly KDC Pujas have been temporarily suspended due to the outbreak of Covid-19. We will monitor this situation closely and when it is safe to resume Pujas, we will do so. Please see Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing’s message regarding Covid-19 and how we are able to be of benefit to ourself and others during this time. (Lucia-make a link here to Lama’s email/message) In addition, the Guru Rinpoche “Iron Mountain” Long Life Empowerment that was scheduled for Sunday, March 29 has been postponed. Please check your email and KDC’s website for updates regarding a future date for this Empowerment. DHARMA TEACHINGS, EVENTS, AND EMPOWERMENTS 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 SAVE THESE DATES! Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing will bestow the following Continue Reading →

ANNUAL MAHAKALA PUJA AND TSOK

KDC, 917 E. 43rd Ave. Eugene, Oregon Saturday, February 22, 2020 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 22nd, 2020. 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 Continue Reading →

WHITE MAHAKALA EMPOWERMENT, TEACHING AND PRACTICE

by Lama Tsang Tsing KAGYU DAKSHANG CHULING 917 East 43rd Avenue, Eugene, OR 97405 (Between West Amazon and Fox Hollow) Saturday, September 21, 2019, 2:00 p.m.Sunday, September 22, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.(Please arrive 15 – 20 minutes before the ceremonies; late arrivals will not be admitted.)W WHITE MAHAKALA EMPOWERMENT Saturday,September 21, 2:00 p.m. (Arrive by 1:45 p.m.) White Mahakala is a powerful Deity of wealth and good fortune whose principle activity is to dispel the material and spiritual poverty of sentient beings. White Mahakala emanated from the compassion of Chenrezig in order to eliminate obstacles to prosperity and growth. Receiving this Empowerment authorizes one to do the Practice of White Mahakala. The Refuge Vow is required and will be offered by Lama-la prior to the Empowerment. The cost is $30 general ($25 KDC members). It is also customary to make a donation to the empowering Lama. WHITE MAHAKALA Continue Reading →

MEDICINE BUDDHA EMPOWERMENT TEACHING and PRACTICE

by Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing Saturday, October 12, 2019, 2:00 p.m.Sunday, October 13, 2019, 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, October 12, 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 and Practice Continue Reading →