- We are excited that H.E. Zurmang Gharwang Rinpoche will teach at KPL in May 2014!
- With great joy, we anticipate H.E. Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche’s visit to KPL on Septembet 5-7!
- Last year we celebrated our center's 10th anniversary.
Mar 20 • 2:30—3:30pm
Shantideva Study Group
Free of charge.
This study group is held on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month.
The study will focus on two books: The Way of the Bodhisattva (Shambhala Publications) and The Nectar of Manjushri's Speech (Kunzang Pelden and Padmakara Translation Group). It would be good for all participants to have copies but if that is not possible, books can be shared. Please always confirm before coming by contacting Lama Jim at email@example.com.
March 22 • 10am—Noon
Instructor Naomi Schmidt
Free of charge
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 with the practice of meditation.
March 22 • 1:30 — 2:30pm
The Four Thoughts: Spurring our Practice
Talk by Lama Jim Kukula
At the moment we have an extraordinary opportunity to practice virtue and cultivate the wisdom that can free us from the vicious cycle of suffering and confusion that has had us trapped since the beginning of time. But this extraordinary moment is like a bubble: it will vanish all too quickly. What happens after that is to the greatest degree a matter of the direction in which we have steered our behavior. What a tragedy it would be to waste this opportunity and remain trapped in delusion, where even the greatest pleasures are mixed with the poison of dualistic grasping. Reflecting on these thoughts can turn our minds to the Dharma and spur us in our practice.
March 29 • 10am—Noon & 2—4pm
Chod (Severance) Practice Teaching, Part 2
One-day teaching with Lama Tashi Topgyal
In this one-day class Lama Tratop will demonstrate how to perform the practice and sing the melody, and will give instruction on using the musical instruments (chod drum, kangling, bell and dorje).
For MP3 recording from Part 1, please visit our bookstore website.
Vision for KPL
Bardor Tulku Rinpoche established Kunzang Palchen Ling in 2003. He is offering this center to Western students in accordance with the wish of his root guru, the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, to disseminate the Dharma in general and transmission of the Barway Dorje lineage in particular. Read more about the history of KPL and Bardor Rinpoche's vision for our center.
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