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.  

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 →

MAHAKALA EMPOWERMENT, TEACHING & PUJA

SAVE THE DATES! MAHAKALA EMPOWERMENT Saturday, January 27th, 2018, 2:00 p.m. MAHAKALA TEACHING AND PRACTICE Sunday, January 28th, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing will bestow the 6-Armed Mahakala Empowerment on Saturday, January 27th at 2:00 p.m. and will give an all-day teaching on the Mahakala Practice on Sunday, January 28th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mark your calendars now and save the dates for this special two-day event! The Mahakala Empowerment is not given very often, therefore if you have the desire to receive the Empowerment, this is an excellent opportunity. If you have received the Mahakala Empowerment in the past it is both a great blessing and beneficial to take the Empowerment again, due to Mahakala’s special ability to eliminate obstacles. Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing has agreed to bestow the Empowerment at the request of Sangha members who would like to attend weekly Continue Reading →

URGENT NEED FOR CATARACT SURGERY FUNDS FOR VENERABLE LAMA TSANG TSING

Dear Dharma Friends, Funds are urgently needed for cataract surgery for Venerable Lama Tsang Tsing. This surgery was recommended last year by his eye doctor, however Lama-la did not proceed at that time due to lack of funds. Upon his return to the USA, he saw his ophthalmologist who recommended that the surgery be done this year. Postponing this surgery could cause possible complications. Therefore, for the sake of his vision, Lama-la has decided to proceed with the surgery this March and surgery dates have been scheduled. The cost of the surgery is $6,500 and this amount needs to be raised by March 1, 2018. I hope that everyone will give as generously as they can to help preserve Lama-la’s vision so he may be able to continue to benefit beings with his Empowerments, Teachings, and Blessings. He has touched many of your lives in profound ways. Lama Tsang Tsing 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 →

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. 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. A 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 →