Would you like to learn Tibetan so you can read your sadhana in its original language? Dr. Kurt J. Schwalbe has developed a method for teaching anyone to read Classical Tibetan in only 15 to 20 classes. Classical Tibetan is different from modern spoken Tibetan but it comes to be very valuable to many practitioners. With [...]
Heart Sutra Workshop with Dr. Kurt J. Schwalbe Date: Sunday, February 5, 2017 Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Location: Sakya Kachod Choling Pickup and return to ferry in Friday Harbor provided. Cost: Lunch will be provided for a donation of $5.00. There is no cost for the workshop, but donations to the center are [...]
Thrinley De Marco's retirement was celebrated on September 25, 2016 with Her Eminence and a joyful community of friends! Click here to read a special message from Thrinley.
Jetsun Kushok will bestow two initiations at the Center on Saturday, September 24th. Schedule 10:00 am Medicine Buddha initiation 12:20 pm Lunch 2:00 pm Vajrasattva initiation Costs The Initiations: $150.00 Food & Lodging Meals $5.00 each Lodging: tents $18.00 per night; retreat room $60.00 per night
Special Announcement: Jetsun Kushok will be in residence at the center in September and will lead the Green Tara Puja Sunday morning September 25th at 10 AM. The puja is open to everyone. It is not necessary to be a Buddhist practitioner to attend. There is no charge. Donations to the center are always welcome. Please see the [...]
Imagine a power that must be reckoned with, that is the force behind absolutely all the possibilities in the world, without which the virtues of the world and merits of an individual simply will not flourish. Ven. Khenpo Pema will speak about how to acquire this sustained energy, which can both inspire and provoke our [...]
By special request, Khenpo Pema will give the Green Tara initiation to Buddhist practitioners at 10 am on Saturday, November 5, 2016. This will be followed by lunch and the beginning of a seven-day Shamatha Meditation Retreat that is open to everyone. About the Retreat Imagine a power that must be reckoned with and [...]
What’s that old saying? Something about making plans and then life happens? I moved to San Juan Island with the idea that I would pursue my art career here. Instead I ended up taking refuge and running a Tibetan Buddhist retreat center for 21 years! Managing SKC became a huge part of my spiritual [...]