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Friday, October 18: Public Talk on Meditation ~ An Ancient Practice to Help You Understand Your Own Mind

Khenpo Pema returns to Friday Harbor for the fifth time to explain familiar concepts from a Buddhist perspective. This time it is meditation that will be examined. Khenpo Pema will lead us through an explanation of Buddhist meditation practices, such as Calm Abiding, that help us understand the sources and nature of happiness and [...]

Saturday, October 19: What It Means to “Take Refuge” with Khenpo Pema

Khenpo Pema will explain the meaning of  the Buddhist practice of "taking refuge" on Saturday morning, October 19, from 10 am to 12 noon. The teaching will include an opportunity to renew refuge vows or take them for the first time. Lunch follows at noon.  Suggested donation $20 at the door.   Pre-registration appreciated but not [...]

October 19-25: Mind Training (Lojong) Retreat with Khenpo Pema Wangdak

Mind Training meditation, or Lojong as it is called in the Tibetan language, involves methods for transforming the mind by cultivating beneficial mental habits.  Khenpo Pema will give instructions and guide retreatants in the performance of the meditation. The meditation retreat is appropriate for beginners as well as experienced meditators, and there are no [...]

Weekly Sunday Practice & Meditation

Sunday Mornings: Green Tara Practice Please join us on Sundays for Green Tara Four Mandala Practice at 11:00 a.m. if you have met the prerequisites to perform the practice. Sunday Afternoons: Shamatha Meditation All are welcome for Shamatha Meditation at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday followed by tea/coffee and refreshments.  There are no prerequisites [...]

Vajrayogini Retreat: Summer 2019

Sakya Kachod Choling is happy to announce that Her Eminence Sakya Jetsun Chimey Luding Rinpoche, with great kindness, will guide and direct the Vajrayogini retreat again this summer.  The retreat will begin on Sunday, June 30, 2019.  Some students will perform a shorter retreat of one month or less while the basic [...]

Our History

Sakya Kachod Choling began in 1987 with the good intentions and devotion of two of Jetsun Kushok’s students who wished to build a retreat house for her.  Rinpoche advised them to find land on San Juan Island or Shaw Island. After looking at a number of places for sale and consulting every step of [...]

Saturday, November 10: Tonglen Meditation Instruction and Practice Khenpo Pema Wangdak

Tonglen Meditation Instruction & Practice Saturday, November 10, at 10:00 AM Sending and Receiving (Tonglen) is a powerful meditation practice that uses the mind and the breath to develop compassion for the self and others. This practice can be called upon to help us and others in a variety of painful situations. It is [...]

Registration: 2019 Vajrayogini Three-Month Retreat

Vajrayogini Three-Month Retreat Under the Guidance & Direction of Her Eminence Sakya Jetsun Chimey Luding Rinpoche "Many of you have received many empowerment and teachings, now is the time to put it into practice. Especially those of you who have received Vajrayogini blessing and teachings, you have a commitment to complete the basic Vajrayogini [...]

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