Four “Sunday-Intensives” on the “Four Immeasurables”

Each of these “Sunday-Intensives” (January 14, 21, 28, and February 4) will include a talk and guided meditations on each of the four kinds of “Immeasurables” (Skt.: apramāṇa):

(1) loving kindness (maitrī); (2) compassion (karuṇā); (3) sympathetic joy (muditā); (4) equanimity (upekṣā).

According to the Abhidharmakośa, these meditations and contemplations are called “immeasurable” since “(a) they take an immeasurable number of sentient beings for their object; (b) they engender an immeasurable merit; (c) they produce immeasurable ripened effects”.

A well known stanza of the four immeasurables is the following:

May all sentient beings enjoy happiness and the root of happiness.

May they be free from suffering and the root of suffering.

May they not be separated from the great happiness devoid of suffering.

May they dew ell in the great equanimity free from passion, aggression, and prejudice.

The topic of the first intensive is loving kindness which is entered in meditation by reflecting: “How shall I make sentient beings (including myself) acquire happiness and the root/cause of happiness”. This Intensive will include practical step by step meditations and instructions.

Who can attend this class: All different levels of practitioners. Participants do not need to attend all four classes, although that would be preferable.

Contact: kccl.contact@gmail.com; 902-576-3655. For details see: http://www.kccl.ca/events/month/

Kagyü Ngöndro Class begins January 17

The topic of the first class will be “Transmission” and will include the listening or viewing of a transmission talk given by one of the Kagyü masters, as well as a reading transmission (lung) of the Karma Kagyü ngöndro text. The following classes (January 24, onwards) will be a line by line discussion of each of the four preliminary practices.

Prerequisites: Ngöndro students. But also new practitioners who have a stable shamatha background and who have a strong connection with the Karma Kagyü lineage can apply to attend.

Contact: kccl.contact@gmail.com; 902-576-3655.

Teaching schedules of various Kagyü and Nyingma teachers

Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche:

For information, see: http://www.rinpoche.com/schedule.html

 

 

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche:

For information, see: http://www.dpr.info/category/schedule/

 

 

Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche:

For details of Rinpoche’s 2018 schedule, see:

https://www.khandrorinpoche.org/schedule/

 

Tsoknyi Rinpoche:
November, 2–8, 2018: Advanced Practice Retreat, in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia

For more information:

https://tsoknyirinpoche.org/programs/10335/advanced-practice-retreat-nova-scotia/

Mingyur Rinpoche:

For details of Rinpoche’s schedule, see: https://tergar.org/mingyur-rinpoches-schedule/

Annual Appeal

Dear Friends,

If you would like to donate to KCCL’s Annual Appeal, please consider doing so. All donations are sincerely appreciated.

Our second year here in Fall River has been quite active and successful:

  • most of KCCL’s goals set for 2017 have been fulfilled
  • the basic infra structure of the center has been established
  • our resident community includes now four fully ordained monastics and two yogic or lay practitioners providing a stable container for others to join in
  • we have succeeded in building up a small local community
  • daily, weekly and monthly meditation and study sessions have been established on a variety of subjects. For details see: http://www.kccl.ca/events/month/
  • we have a good and amiable relationship with all Buddhist groups in the Halifax area
  • KCCL functions now in Nova Scotia as the main repository of the practice- and text-related materials of the three year retreat tradition within the Karma Kagyu lineage
  • KCCL’s shrine room has been fully established and greatly beautified with various thangkas, traditional drums, large temple gong, etc.
  • our growing library is close to being completely reorganized to be available for members and friends

The coming year will be an important year for KCCL:

  • we are considering the next step for developing our monastic center towards becoming a full fledged monastery which throughout Buddhist history has been a great support for the yogic and lay community
  • we need to determine whether we would want to stay in Fall River or to move to a new location in the wider Halifax area

Donations by Canadian citizens are tax deductible. As for US citizens, our charity is recognized by the IRS. Cheques can be made out to Changchub Buddhist Church and mailed to:

Karma Changchub Ling
Attn: Finance Office
5 Laura Court
Fall River, Nova Scotia B2T 1H7
Canada

For secure donation online in Canadian or US currency, see: http://www.kccl.ca/donate/  – Phone: 902-576-3655

Thank you for your support!

Free downloads of “The Profound Path of Peace”: Issues No 5 to 17

Please find below the free downloads of the recently made available PDF files of “The Profound Path of Peace”, a magazine of the International Kagyü Sangha Association of Buddhist Monks and Nuns, published between the years 1987 and 1998. You will find in these issues many quite valuable and by now also historic teachings and texts on various subjects. Enjoy!

Here are the links:

Vision of KCCL

Welcome to our website. Here you can learn about the vision, activities and monthly schedule of Karma Changchub Ling and its residential meditation center. Please feel free to join us so that we can grow into a mutually supportive and enriching Buddhist community based on the Karma Kagyü and Nyingma traditions.

Welcome in particular to the Karma Kagyü and Nyingma lineages, namely, the group of our main advisors, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Dzogchen Pönlop Rinpoche and Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche. Welcome also to the teachers who greatly inspire us, the V.V. Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche and the late V.V. Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Welcome, furthermore, to all the other teachers and practitioners of the genuine Buddhadharma involved with creating enlightened society in our modern world.

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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 2016, two of our core residents returned to the last phase (1 year) of their three year retreat at Söpa Chöling, which they completed in August 2017.

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: lodro.sangpo@kccl.ca; 902-576-3655.

Invitation to support us

KCCL and its residential meditation center is geared toward serving others. To maintain a center that provides an uplifted space for its residents as well as also for friends and like-minded people to join in, we need additional financial backing. We invite you to financially support us, if you have the means and willingness to do so. All donations from Canada and the US are tax deductible.

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