Past, Present and Future of KCCL
Having lived in Fall River for two years, it is time to briefly reflect on what has been and still needs to be accomplished to establish KCCL and its residential meditation center fully.
As for the past, most of the first six months have been spent to establish the basic infra and mandala structure: getting the rooms (shrine room, individual rooms, kitchen, etc.) and our website set up, establishing the daily, weekly and monthly schedule, becoming a charity, hosting and getting advice from our lineage teachers, etc., and, lately, establishing our Buddha garden, which brings much of the physical set-up to a closure.
In the next six months we of course mainly focused on helping Ani Migme with her dying process, who passed away on October 11, 2016.
In September 2017, two of our core residents graduated from the three year retreat at Söpa Chöling.
Ani Rinchen joined our community in February, 2017. Ani-la is a bhikṣhunī and has finished her three year retreat in 1999 in Wappinger Falls under the direction of Lama Norlha.
On anther topic, we have set up a solitary retreat room in Milarepa house, our upper house. This retreat room can be used for short retreats (a week or so) or longer retreats (from 1 month onwards) by friends and like-minded people.
Likewise, we always keep our suite open for people who like to do an inhouse retreat at Gampopa house (our main building) or for guests.
If you have interest in doing a solitary or inhouse retreat at KCCL, please contact me: email@example.com; 902-576-3655.