After 40 years in Portland, the Kagyu Changchub Chuling (KCC) community held an open house on October 21 to celebrate the move of their Buddhist center from a residential home at 73 N.E. Monroe St. in the Eliot neighborhood to the former home of the Church Without Walls at 4936 N.E. Skidmore St. in the Cully neighborhood. The group purchased the 4,010-square-foot church building, built in the 1930s, last winter.
The community has around 130 regular members with a larger digital membership of around 1,600.
“We’ve worked for decades to make this dream a reality,” said KCC operations manager Linda Grove. “We already love the Cully neighborhood and many of our members live nearby. We had outgrown our previous space and are delighted with our new home.”
The celebration welcomed neighbors and community members, providing tours of the building and guided practice sessions in a Community Sit for Mindfulness. A celebratory roast and toast was held to thank those who had worked to provide KCC with a new home.
KCC is a Vajrayana Buddhist center in the Tibetan tradition that supports practitioners in their process of spiritual awakening, with an emphasis on the cultivation of insight and compassion through formal meditation and in daily life.
For more information, visit www.kcc.org.