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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 [...]

Our History2021-02-02T19:19:33+00:00

“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 [...]

“Generosity,” a Public Talk with Khenpo Pema Wangdak2019-08-19T01:00:42+00:00

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 [...]

Saturday, November 10: Tonglen Meditation Instruction and Practice Khenpo Pema Wangdak2019-01-11T22:08:19+00:00

November 10-16: Mind Training (Lojong) Retreat with Khenpo Pema Wangdak

Mind Training Retreat with Khenpo Pema Wangdak Generosity is the theme of Khenpo Pema’s Lojong Retreat this year at Sakya Kachod Choling.  The retreat has no prerequisites and is open to everyone. Students who work or have other obligations are welcome to attend part-time.  The meditation sessions begin at 7:00 AM and end at [...]

November 10-16: Mind Training (Lojong) Retreat with Khenpo Pema Wangdak2019-01-11T22:08:44+00:00

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 [...]

Registration: 2019 Vajrayogini Three-Month Retreat2019-03-22T16:36:23+00:00

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 [...]

Recordings of the 2018 Classical Tibetan Language Course with Dr. Kurt J. Schwalbe Are Available2019-01-11T22:19:55+00:00

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 [...]

Sakya Kachod Choling Makes the News2019-03-08T14:46:37+00:00

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 [...]

October 2017: Update on Vajrapani Bhutadamara Empowerment & Retreat2017-11-14T18:38:34+00:00

October 2017: Mind Training Retreat & Public Talk with Khenpo Pema Wangdak

Mind Training Retreat & Public Talk with Khenpo Pema Wangdak At the invitation of Her Eminence Sakya Jetsun Chimey Luding Rinpoche, Khenpo Pema Wangdak, a Sakya lama whose main center is in New York City, returns on October 20, 2017, to offer a public talk and one-week mind training retreat.  Sakya Kachod Choling is [...]

October 2017: Mind Training Retreat & Public Talk with Khenpo Pema Wangdak2017-11-14T18:40:21+00:00

Summer 2018: Vajrayogini Three-Month Retreat

>>>REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS AND TO REGISTER NOW The traditional three-month Vajrayogini retreat will be offered beginning July 22, 2018. Her Eminence Sakya Jetsun Chimey Luding Rinpoche, with great kindness, will bestow the initiations and practice instructions and perform the traditional fire puja at the conclusion of [...]

Summer 2018: Vajrayogini Three-Month Retreat2018-06-29T17:39:33+00:00
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