KDC FALL EVENTS

SAVE THESE DATES! Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing will give the following Empowerments and Teachings at KDC during September and October 2019. WHITE MAHAKALA EMPOWERMENT AND TEACHING September 21 and September 22 MEDICINE BUDDHA EMPOWERMENT AND TEACHING October 12 and October 13 Mark your calendars now for these special events. Detailed information regarding each event will be announced soon.

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

by Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing Sunday, August 4, 2019 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. Freewill donation. The Pecha (practice text) is $20. 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 →

GREEN TARA EMPOWERMENT, TEACHING and PRACTICE

KAGYU DAKSHANG CHULING 917 East 43rd Avenue, Eugene, OR 97405 (Between West Amazon and Fox Hollow) Saturday, April 13, 2019, 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 14, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Please arrive 15-20 minutes before the ceremonies; late arrivals will not be admitted. Green Tara Empowerment Saturday, April 13, 2:00 p.m. (Arrive by 1:45 p.m.) Green Tara, a female Buddha, is known as the Great Liberator who protects against the eight great fears and the eight great dangers. The Empowerment authorizes one to do the meditation of Green Tara. 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. Green Tara Teaching and Practice Sunday, April 14, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Arrive by 8:45 a.m.) The practice of Green Tara pacifies fear, suffering, and obstacles Continue Reading →

THE GURU YOGA OF KALU RINPOCHE, TEACHING AND PRACTICE

His Eminence Kalu Rinpoche

30th ANNIVERSARY OF H.E. KALU RINPOCHE’S PASSING INTO THE PURE REALMS THE GURU YOGA OF KALU RINPOCHE, TEACHING AND PRACTICE by Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing Sunday, May 5th, 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) 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 Continue Reading →

AMITABHA EMPOWERMENT, TEACHING AND PRACTICE

KAGYU DAKSHANG CHULING 917 East 43rd Avenue, Eugene, OR 97405 (Between West Amazon and Fox Hollow) AMITABHA EMPOWERMENT TEACHING AND PRACTICE by Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing Saturday, May 25, 2019, 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 26, 2019, 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 25, 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 26, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. (Arrive by 8:45 Continue Reading →

MAHAKALA PUJA AND TSOK 2019

KDC, 917 E. 43rd Ave. Eugene, Oregon Sunday, February 3rd, 2019 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 Sunday, February 3rd, 2019. 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 →

SAVE THESE 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 Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing will bestow the following Empowerments and Teachings at KDC in April and May 2019. GREEN TARA EMPOWERMENT Saturday, April 13, 2:00 p.m. (arrival 1:45 p.m.) $30 general ($25 KDC members) GREEN TARA TEACHING Sunday, April 14, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (arrival 8:45 a.m.) $35 general ($30 KDC members) Pecha (Practice Text) is $15 THE GURU YOGA OF KALU RINPOCHE TEACHING AND PRACTICE Sunday, May 5, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (arrival 8:45 a.m.) The cost, which includes the Pecha, is $35 general ($30 KDC members) AMITABHA EMPOWERMENT Saturday, May 25, 2:00 p.m. (arrival 1:45 p.m.) $30 general ($25 KDC members) AMITABHA TEACHING, PRACTICE AND SPECIAL PUJA FOR DECEASED Sunday, 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 →

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.