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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 [...]

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 three-month Vajrayogini retreat again this summer.  The retreat will begin on Sunday, June 30, 2019, and end on or about October 8, 2019. Students must have completed all the [...]

Friday, November 9: “Generosity,” a Public Talk with Khenpo Pema Wangdak

Learn about the happiness that comes from the Buddhist approach to generosity Generosity: A Giving Attitude That Touches All Aspects of Our Lives A Public Talk by Khenpo Pema Wangdak “To take delight in extending the hand and giving, as well as to induce others to generosity, are qualities well acquired indeed.”  -Nagarjuna, Buddhist [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Recordings of the 2018 Classical Tibetan Language Course with Dr. Kurt J. Schwalbe Are Available

Dr. Kurt J. Schwalbe has made his 2018 Classical Tibetan language course available for a reasonable fee.  The 18 classes (27 hours) were recorded using Zoom and can be downloaded from a shared Google drive.  Printed class materials are included. At Kurt's request, the fees generated by the course are donated to Sakya Society [...]

Sakya Kachod Choling Makes the News

Blessings Emanate from Island Dharma Center Source: NW Dharma News (Fall 2017, Volume 30, #3), an online publication of the Northwest Dharma Association; for the original article, go to https://northwestdharma.org/2017/09/blessings-emanate-from-island-dharma-center/ Jetsun Kushok in the shrine room in July 2017 during the White Tara teachings. Thirty years ago a female Buddhist teacher from [...]

October 2017: Update on Vajrapani Bhutadamara Empowerment & Retreat

Her Eminence Sakya Jetsun Chimey Luding Rinpoche, with great kindness, will bestow the Vajrapani Bhutadamara empowerment at Sakya Tsechen Thubten Ling at 2:00 PM on Sunday, October 15, 2017.  Sakya Tsechen Thubten Ling is located at 9471 Beckwith Road, Richmond, B.C.  For information and registration, visit their website at sakyatsechenthubtenling.org. Housing will be available [...]

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