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Atsara Retreat at KPL

Atsara is an important protector practice in the Barway Dorje lineage. Dharma protectors, usually depicted as wrathful deities, ensure that the compassionate activity of the [...]

Upcoming Programs

  • jimkukula
    Great for beginners or long-time meditators, Lama Jim Kukula will present the how and why of shinay or calm abiding meditation. Not only the basis for other Buddhist practices, calm abiding meditation, when combined with seasoned insight, can lead [...]
  • jimkukula
    Talk by Lama Jim Kukula. Donation: $20 Lama Jim will teach on The Four Thoughts. Known as the thoughts that turn the mind towards the Dharma, The Four Thoughts are: 1) Precious human birth, 2) Impermanence and death, 3) Karma- cause and result and [...]
  • whitekhechari
    This practice is held on the 25th lunar day. At Kunzang Palchen Ling, on the 25th day of each lunar month, we perform an extended version of the feast sadhana (Tsok) of White Khechari (White Vajrayogini) from the terma of Terchen Barway Dorje. Tsok [...]

Teaching Excerpts

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    What we are attempting to do in the practice of meditation is search for and discover our mind. So as explained here in our text [Secret Path of Unity by Sonam Zangpo], we search for the mind externally, outside ourselves. And then we search for the [...]
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    The preliminary or ngondro practices are so important that it has been said, “The preliminaries are more profound than the main practice.” Well, why is this? It’s because if you do the main practice without suitable preparation it won’t [...]
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    What is the practice of mahamudra? In practical terms it is a gradual process, and it must begin with the cultivation of tranquility. As long as we do not have the ability to remain free of distraction, we are not going to be able to discover, let [...]