His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa is in the United States !

See the official Kagyu site for details of his schedule:   KarmapaAmerica2015.org.  He will visit KTC, our mother monastery April 24th. See Kagyu.com for details. 


HH the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa at Kagyu Thubten Choling with Lama Norlha Rinpoche

“A lack of love can cause people to have no help when they need help, no friends when they need a friend,” Karmapa said. “So, in a sense, the most dangerous thing in the world is apathy. We think of weapons, violence, warfare, disease as terrible dangers, and indeed they are, but we can take measures to avoid them. But once our apathy takes hold of us, we can no longer avoid it.”

“Feel a love that is courageous… the joyous acknowledgement of your interdependence with each and every other living being and with this environment.”

    — HH the 17th Karmapa from his recent teaching at Harvard University

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Kagyu Logo (2)KSC Weekly Schedule

Tuesday Evening    7.30pm  Beginning Meditation and Mahayana Buddhism Class

Thursday Evening  7:00pm  Teachings with Spanish translation  (currently in recess).

Friday Evening       6.30pm   Mahakala and Chöd Practice

Sunday Morning     9.00am    Morning Chanting: Tara, Medicine Buddha, Fire Puja and Butterlamp offerings

Recommended Donation: for non-members: $20



lnr and sengayMerit Gathering Days

Saturday May 2nd 9.00am until 3.00pm

Saturday May 30th 9.00 until 3.00pm

Saturday June 27th 9.00am until 3.00pm

We will be working on the Stupas in the Garden of Merit.

As the symbol of the Buddha’s enlightened mind, the stupa is a field of enormous merit which benefits all beings by preventing disease and obstacles, and by promoting harmony and prosperity. Making any connection with the stupa is a particular blessing for those who are sick, dying, or experiencing obstacles. The virtue accumulated by contributing even a small amount to this project is inconceivable – like a drop of water becoming inseparable from a great ocean of merit.  

     —  Lama Norlha Rinpoche

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Spiritual Wellbeing Community Series

Painting Workshop April 26th 1.00pm

This Painting Workshop is part of a series of Spiritual Wellbeing Community events for those interested in Mindful living and Personal Enrichment. The Painting Workshop is offered by Edward Rossel an accomplished artist and teacher. Some of Edward’s paintings are shown above. The workshop will take place in the Garden of Merit which offers the Stupas and luscious tropical foliage as inspiration. 

Price: $35 or Volunteer hours to KSC

Save this date:  the next event in the Spiritual Wellbeing Community Series will be Yoga in a sacred space. June 28th 1.00pm


KSC’s Stupa Garden of Merit

Lama Norlha Rinpoche Consecrates KSC’s Stupa Garden of Merit

KSC’s Stupa Garden of Merit has been consecrated by The Very Venerable Lama Norlha Rinpoche.  KSC’s sangha wishes to express it’s heart-felt joy and gratitude to Rinpoche and Lama Jamdron and Tenpa Lekshe for their extraordinary visit to South Florida.  Thank you Rinpoche!


milarepaMeditation and Foundations of Tibetan Buddhism Class (appropriate for beginners)

Every TUESDAY at 7:30 pm KSC offers teachings on Shinay meditation and the Buddhadharma for beginners and those interested in deepening their practice and Dharma studies.  The current topic is the “Four Thoughts That Turn the Mind”.   A suggested donation of $20.00 is appreciated, but no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. We have many volunteer opportunities and welcome your help in exchange for the teachings. Use the VOLUNTEER menu to sign up.




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423Chenrezig, White Mahakala, Six Arm Mahakala and Chöd Practice


Lama Karma Chötso and the sangha leads the chanting of Chenrezig, White Mahakala, and Six Arm Mahakala followed by the Practice of Chöd.  This session is restricted to members who have received the empowerments.  See FRIDAY EVENING PRACTICE for more information.  $20 donation suggested.


Stupas at KSC’s Lama Residence

December 2012, Phakyab Rinpoche consecrated the four stupas built at the KSC Lama Residence. Rinpoche was aided by Lama Karma Chötso, Lama Karma (MODC, TN) and Lama Lekshe Dorje (KTC, NY). Rinpoche took over the blessing of the stupas and the 25,000 sa tsa placed inside at the last minute, spending over a week in South Florida working long hours chanting and also bestowing empowerments to the Sangha.  You are invited to check out the CONSECRATION page; donate to the project on the DONATE page; or VOLUNTEER your services in this very special garden.

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