Meditation Schedule at KDK
For these practices, you are encouraged to bring your own text. If you do not have one, a text will be provided. You are also welcome to bring offerings to put them on the shrine prior to the practice, but this is also entirely optional.Daily Morning Practice
6 AM — 7AM — Morning Chenrezig
Ordinary Preliminary Practices, Chenrezig Sadhana composed by Kalu Rinpoche, Guru Rinpoche Practice, Long Life and Dedication Prayers
Daily Evening Practice 7 PM — Evening Six-Armed Mahakala Practice
8 PM — 9 PM — Evening Chenrezig
Chenrezig Sadhana composed by the Iron Bridge Builder Mahasidda, Thatong Gyalpo, Guru Rinpoche Practice, Long Life and Dedication Prayers Saturday Schedule: (Daily Practice Schedule as above, plus:)
10 AM — 11:30 AM — Ngöndro
This is the Preliminary Practice in the tradition of the Karma Kagyu, which includes the Four Ordinary and Four Extraordinary Practices.
9 PM — Q & A with Lama Chöying
Sunday Schedule: (Daily Practice Schedule, plus:)
10 AM — 11:30 AM — Green Tara
Green Tara is the feminine Buddha, embodying all of the Buddha’s activity, which is extremely powerful. This practice can bring long life, good health and prosperity, and remove obstacles from your Buddhist path. Eventually, you will attain the state of Bodhisattva and then Buddhahood.
Every month, the Karma Pakshi Sadhana is performed at KDK, led by Lama Chöying and assisted by Dirk Hoekstra. If anyone wants to come and respectfully donate tsok substance / peace offerings (for the ganachakra), and especially those who have initiation, are invited to do so. To sign up for Karma Pakshi notifications or to get more information, Email Dirk at firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: Retreat lamas are allowed to give refuge ceremony and teachings on those things which the lama has studied and understands very clearly according to the Buddha.
KDK is located at 1892 Fell Street (at Clayton Street), on the Golden Gate Park Panhandle in San Francisco.