Past, Present and Future of KCCL
Having lived in Fall River for more than fifteen months, it is time to briefly reflect on what has been and still needs to be accomplished to establish KCCL fully
As for the past, most of the first six months have been spent to establish the basic infra and mandala structure: getting the rooms (shrine room, individual rooms, kitchen, etc.) and our website set up, establishing the daily, weekly and monthly schedule, becoming a charity, hosting and getting advice from our lineage teachers, etc., and, lately, establishing our Buddha garden, which brings much of the physical set-up to a closure.
In the next six months we of course mainly focused on helping Ani Migme with her dying process, who passed away on October 11.
Due to these circumstances, we had cancelled most of our usual practice and study events.
In September, two of our core residents returned to the last phase (1 year) of their three year retreat at Söpa Chöling. We wish them the best of luck with the Six Yogas practices and are looking forward to their return.
Ani Rinchen and Andrew Speraw joined our community in February. Ani-la is a bhikṣhunī and has finished her three year retreat in 1999 in Wappinger Falls under the direction of Lama Norlha. Andrew works in real estate and is a Vajrayoginī and Chakrasaṃvara practitioner.
On anther topic, from March 10 onwards, our solitary retreat room in Milarepa house will become available again. This retreat room can be used for short retreats (a week or so) or longer retreats (from 1 month onwards). In this context we want to congratulate James Post for successfully finishing his half year ngöndro retreat.
Likewise, we always keep our suite open for people who like to do an inhouse retreat at Gampopa house (our main building) or for guests.
If you have interest in doing a solitary or inhouse retreat at KCCL, please contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org; 902-576-3655.