Upcoming Programs

  • Vajrasattva is the buddha of purification. As the “action” or karma protector, he also manifests the energies of all Buddhas. The Vajrasattva Sadhana is performed yearly for the benefit of all those who have passed away in the preceding [...]
  • Her Eminence Khandro Rinpoche August 5-6, 2017 10am-noon & 2-4pm Natural Ease Her Eminence Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche is cherished for teachings that help practitioners cultivate an in-depth understanding of the Buddhist path and its practical [...]
  • Instructor Naomi Schmidt. Naomi is a senior student with extensive experience in teaching meditation. She will offer shamatha (tranquility) meditation instruction and will lead a meditation session. This is a wonderful opportunity to get started [...]

Upcoming Classes

  • Taught by Michael Harris Cost: no charge This class meets every other Thursday from 7-8pm: NEXT CLASS JULY 27 The KPL Study Group offers an open hearted and minded space where we can learn, share, support each other in our practice, and strengthen [...]
  • Taught by Chime Chodon. Cost: $20 per class (sliding scale applies) This class meets every Wednesday. A beginner friendly class! Those with any amount of background, or interest, in Tibetan language study are welcome. For inquiries about this class [...]

Teaching Excerpts

  • Meditation on the guru, the practice of guru yoga, is really the key to the successful and authentic practice of all dharma. Most especially in the uncommon and supreme path of dzokchen, it is the very essence and the genuine means of attainment. In [...]
  • Any dharma activity — whether we engage in it as students, as practitioners, as disciples, or as teachers — any dharma activity that is performed without compassion, without the motivation of love and compassion, is poisonous. It is like [...]
  • Tertons are always challenging to people because they often act unconventionally. And it’s natural, or not surprising, that during the life of a terton people usually think they’re crazy. (After they pass away, of course, we all make statues of [...]