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liz-monson-square-150x150Lopon Elizabeth Monson Teaches Vajrayana Buddhism January 27th – 29th at KSC

Elizabeth Monson, PhD, is the Associate Spiritual Director of Natural Dharma Fellowship and the Managing Teacher at Wonderwell Mountain Refuge. She has been studying, practicing and teaching Tibetan Buddhism in the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages for over twenty years. She has studied with Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, Pema Chodron, Tulku Orgyen Rinpoche, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche, Gyalse Tendzin Rabgye and others.

Elizabeth is interested in developing practical methods for incorporating the Buddhist teachings into everyday life through the practices of kindness and compassion as well as focusing on ways to recognize the natural state in every moment of our lives. She holds a PhD in the Study of Religion from Harvard University with a focus in Buddhist Studies and ethics. Her research interests include the ways in which Himalayan Buddhist biographical, autobiographical, narrative, liturgical, and meditative literature work to provide a space for meditation on what it means to live a good human life. Elizabeth is the co-translator of More Than a Madman: The Divine Words of Drukpa Kunley (2014), a translation of the autobiography of Drukpa Kunley. She is currently a lecturer at the Harvard Divinity School.

Walking the Diamond Path

This seminar will focus on the view, meditation, and conduct of the Vajrayana path of Tibetan Buddhism. We will explore some of the historical roots of the tradition in order to gain a sense of context and understanding of why and how one would embark on this path. We will also engage with how this path frames and describes the moment-to-moment unfolding of our basic nature, i.e., the kind of commitments and attitudes of receptivity and openness necessary to make best use of tantric skillful means.

WHERE:    60 NW 86th Street, Miami, FL 33150

WHEN:     January 27th Friday evening 7pm, January 28th Saturday 10-12 and 2-4, January 29th Sunday  10-12 and 2-4

DONATION:     $150 non-members, $120 members, or $35 for each session

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KSC Joyfully Welcomes Lama Norlha Rinpoche February 2nd-5th

Lama Norlha Rinpoche will bestow empowerments and offer teachings at KSC.

Lama Norlha Rinpoche, an accomplished meditation and retreat master, is the abbot of Kagyu Thubten Chöling Monastery and director of Kyabje Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche’s Dharma centers in the eastern United States. Lama Norlha Rinpoche is renowned for his mastery of the Six Yogas of Naropa and is one of the most experienced teachers of the traditional Kagyu three-year retreat in the world today. Dedicating his life to the service of his teachers, most notably the Gyalwa Karmapa and Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche, and to the guidance of his students, Lama Norlha Rinpoche is known for his tireless efforts in preserving the purity of the Buddha’s teachings and the Kagyu lineage.

Take a look at Rinpoche’s extended biography HERE.  Details of his visit to KSC will be announced shortly.


new-thin-banner1.jpgSpirit Miami Celebration Announcement

Save the Date – Saturday March 4th, 2017 – and join us for a Joyful celebration of Tibetan Buddhism during Losaar.  For more information click HERE.

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progressive-stages2017 One-Day Meditation Intensives

Lama Karma Chötso teaches One-Day Meditation Intensives throughout the year. These full day sessions provide a rare opportunity of full immersion in the Dharma and a chance to accumulate great merit and wisdom. The meditation intensives in 2017 will be based on The Progressive Stages of Meditation on Emptiness, annotated by Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche. Click HERE for more details.

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Lama Karma Chötso Participates in the Consecration of the 30 Foot Maitreya Buddha Statue at KTC’s Maitreya Center

The Maitreya Center at KTC is a world-class sacred place in New York state that Lama Norlha Rinpoche built for the practice and dissemination of Dharma.  The magnificent statue of the future Buddha Maitreya in the main shrine room was consecrated in September by H.E. TaiSitu Rinpoche.  Both KTC’s and KSC’s sangha helped fill the statue with blessed objects during the consecration. 

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Photo:  Elisa Gonzales

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Phakyab Rinpoche at KSC

While visiting South Florida, Rinpoche bestowed the Guru Rinpoche Empowerment at KSC, then led a two-day retreat at the Helen Graham Park Foundation. Rinpoche also taught the Foundations of Buddhism and Meditation class at KSC Oct. 11. To view all the pictures, click HERE.

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Help KSC Serve the South Florida Community

Kagyu Shedrup Chöling (KSC) is a Buddhist non-profit meditation and teaching center. Any DONATIONS made to our cause are tax-deductible.

KSC’s beautiful meditation space and garden with four Tibetan stupas is open to the public seven days a week. Simply let us know you’re coming to visit to make sure someone’s able to open the doors and safeguard our mascots (kagyu@kagyu-sfla.org ● (305) 751-7402). We provide free classes to visitors from throughout the greater Miami area. Please help us continue our work spreading peace and mindfulness throughout South Florida. Thank You.

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Beginners’ Meditation and Foundations of Tibetan Buddhism Class

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.   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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Spanish Yoga Class Saturdays at 11am 

KSC hosts a yoga class in Spanish Saturday mornings at 11am. All donations support Kagyu Shedrup Chöling. Click HERE for details.

Yoga Con Adriana – Sábados á las 11 am en KSC

Adriana Suárez completó sus estudios de maestra de Yoga OM*ECHAVE en 2015. Estudiando y aprendiendo Yoga ha sido un gran regalo que ha cambiado su vida y Adriana quisiera compartir este don con todos Uds. Los invitamos a pasar los Sábados por la mañana a las 11am en KSC aprendiendo el arte y poder de yoga. Juntos veremos como entrenar nuestro cuerpo y nuestro espírito en una manera conciente é involucrada. La Clase se dará en Español. Donaciones son promovidas y toda entrada financiera se usará para ayudar el centro de Dharma.

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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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Kagyu Shedrup Chöling

60 NW 86th Street ● Miami, FL  33150 ● kagyu@kagyu-sfla.org ● (305) 751-7402