Arya Avalokiteśvara: Compassion in Times of Crisis Khöndung Gyana Vajra Rinpoche Dharma teaching on great compassion & leading us in the practice of Mahasiddha Thangtong Gyalpo’s Avalokiteśvara sadhana entitled Far-Reaching Benefit of Beings, Extensive as the Sky: Visualization and Mantra Recitation of the Great Compassionate One. Schedule: Saturday, July 10, [...]
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When our dear friend retired in 2016, Thrinley wrote the following: "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 [...]
H. E. Sakya Jetsun Chimey Luding Rinpoche and the officers of Sakya Society give notice that we are extending the temporary closing of the Sakya Kachod Choling retreat center to the public, which began on March 2nd, 2020, due to the unfortunate coronavirus outbreak crisis in the United States. We are taking this measure [...]
Khenpo Kunga Dhondup is from Lo-Monthang, the capital city of Mustang, Nepal. Khenpo-la became a monk at the age of 10 and was ordained at Choede Monastery in Lo-Monthang. At the age of 21 he studied at Sakya Monastery for 4 years and then an additional 3 more years perfecting his skills as a [...]
Vajrayogini Three-Month Retreat & 2020 Individual Short Retreats 2020 Vajrayogini Retreat Schedule June 30 (Vajrayogini Blessing followed by Teachings on the 11 Yogas of Vajrayogini and Retreat) through October 12, 2020 Prerequisite required to attend: Hevajra or Chakrasamvara Two-Day Empowerment by a Sakya Master. Tuesday, June 30: Khenpo Kunga Dhondup, assisted by Lama [...]
Enlightenment Stupa An enlightenment stupa will be built on the retreat center grounds in June and July 2020. Everyone is invited to the blessing of the new stupa on July 15, 2020. Reservations are required for planning purposes. Please reserve a place by calling the Retreat Manager at 360-378-4059 or by sending [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Sundays: Green Tara Practice Sakya Kachod Choling is happy to continue to offer our Sunday practices online while the center is closed due to the virus. Please join us on Zoom every Sunday for brief teachings by Khenpo Pema Wangdak from his New York residence followed by the Green Tara Four Mandala Practice. [...]