Kagyu residential centers in the U.S.

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Kagyu residential centers in the U.S.

Post by smcj » Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:10 pm

This is a bit of a copycat thread from another thread that's in the Nyingma forum. I'm interested in Kagyu places in the U.S. I can rent a room at for a few months at a time. City or country makes no difference to me. Having an on-site lama is a big plus. I know of 3 already:
Karma Triyana in N.Y.
Karma Thubten Choling in N.Y.
Vajra Vidhya retreat center in CO. (when there isn't a 3 year retreat underway)

I know there are lots of places in India, but I'm spoiled by flush toilets and water I can brush my teeth in.
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Post by conebeckham » Tue Jun 28, 2016 12:03 am

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"Absolute Truth is not an object of analytical discourse or great discriminating wisdom,
It is realized through the blessing grace of the Guru and fortunate Karmic potential.
Like this, mistaken ideas of discriminating wisdom are clarified."
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Post by Iconodule » Tue Jun 28, 2016 3:23 pm

KTC in Shamong, NJ is a big house with a bunch of bedrooms. It's officially the US residence of the Karmapa but, well, he's never there. I suspect if you asked you would be allowed to stay a while there- very nice people. It might help if you have some kind of referral. There is a lama in residence.
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Post by lisasimmarco » Mon Jul 25, 2016 7:54 pm

Garchen center in AZ

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Re: Kagyu residential centers in the U.S.

Post by Palzang Jangchub » Sat Nov 26, 2016 5:08 am

Drong Ngur Jangchubling is a Drikung center in the Tampa, FL area where one can do extended retreat by resisting in one of the rooms in the temple or in one of the retreat huts on the grounds. Drupon Thinley Ningpo Rinpoche is the resident lama, and being a retreat master is eminently qualified to help guide you in your practice.

If you're interested in learning more, visit http://dnjus.org/resources/ and scroll down to Personal Retreat Documents, or else contact them directly.

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