Upcoming Events

Feb Retreat

At the request of his students, Khentrul Rinpoche comes to Connecticut each year, giving the shoreline community a rare opportunity to connect with an authentic spiritual lineage and teacher. Since 2003 he has helped those who have studied with him to develop a foundational understanding of buddhism. He has taught from classic texts on the topics of compassion, wisdom, mind training, and meditation practices.

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NEW:  A Weekend Teaching by Khentrul Rinpoche     

with Translator, Paloma Landry 

“Pith Instructions on How to Look at Our Mind”

Saturday, 9/30 and Sunday, 10/1   **   10am-12pm and 2-5pm 

Both Days:  Sliding scale– $150–220 — No one will be turned away due to lack of funds.

East Creek Landing (former Knights of Columbus)  390 S. Union St., Guilford                 TO REGISTER:       https://katog.org/events/

Topic: More than two thousand years ago, the Buddha Shakyamuni answered a series of questions from one of his students and thus gave this teaching on wisdom. It became a highly revered scripture called “The Sutra on the Wisdom of the Hour of Death”.  Although it consists of only three pages, it contains the heart essence of wisdom for liberating our disturbing emotions and finding freedom from suffering, and for realizing the clear luminous nature of mind–our ultimate natural state–and its positive qualities.

For information, contact Kathleen at info@katogvajraling.org  or 203-641-3563


Past Events

Katog Vajra Ling Sangha Gathering with Rinpoche

Saturday, September 10, 2022 —Clark Memorial Field, Old Saybrook


“Power of Mind”  An evening talk in Madison, CT 

Sponsored by R. J. Julia Books, and co-sponsored by Katog Vajra Ling

Wednesday, September 7, 2022—The Country School,  Madison



Other teachings, public talks and events in Connecticut, 2003 – 2019 (Teachings were by Khentrul Rinpoche unless otherwise specified
  • Living Without Affliction: The True Practice of Patience, April 13-14, 2019, Water’s Edge, Westbrook
  • Daily Life as Practice: How to Train in all Situations, Taught by Paloma Landry, Rinpoche’s translator, September 22-23, 2018, Katog Vajra Ling Dharma Center, Guilford
  • Transforming Adversity and Ultimate Wisdom–Vipashyana Meditation, March 17-18, 2018, Water’s Edge, Westbrook
  • Carrying Suffering and Happiness onto the Path, Part 2, February 18-19, 2017, Water’s Edge, Westbrook
  • Quiescence and Profound Insight residential retreat, May 7, 2016, taught by Khenchen Tsultrim Rinpoche and Khentrul Rinpoche, May 7-9, 2016, St. Thomas Seminary, Bloomfield
  • Carrying Suffering and Happiness onto the Path, Part 1, February 20-21, 2016, Water’s Edge, Westbrook
  • Finding Joy in Troubled Times, public talk, February 19, 2016, Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Society, Madison
  • Benefit Dinner & Cultural Show: Fundraiser for Nepal Earthquake Relief, June 28, 2015, Clark Memorial Field, Old Saybrook
  • Profound Insight Meditation residential retreat, taught by Khentrul Rinpoche with a visit and afternoon teaching by Khenchen Tsultrim RinpocheApril 9-13, 2015, St. Thomas Seminary, Bloomfield 
  • The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva: How to Develop Compassion, Happiness, and Wisdom, taught by Tulku Tenzin Rigsang, 2014, KVL Dharma Center, Guilford
  • Death and Dying from a Buddhist Perspective, (Recorded teaching by Khentrul Rinpoche, and presentation by Paloma Landry of “The Five Wishes” advance care form and directive), June 8 & 29, 2014, KVL Dharma Center, Guilford
  • Six Practice Sessions (Heart Sutra recitation, Ritual arts, Mantra Accumulation & Meditation, Tsog practice, Tonglen, Death & Dying from the Buddhist Perspective), taught by Paloma Landry, translator for Khentrul Rinpoche,  April 5-8, 2014, KVL Dharma Center, Guilford
  • Patience and Anger, taught by Tulku Tenzin Rigsang, March 8-9, 2014, Branford
  • The 37 Practice of a Bodhisattva, Part 2, April 27-28, 2013, Guilford
  • Mind and Mental States: A Buddhist Approach to the Psychology of Mind, September 29-30, 2012, Yale University, New Haven
  • 5-Day Meditation Retreat. Unifying Shamatha & Vipashyana, February 16-20, 2012, St. Thomas Seminary, Bloomfield
  • The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva by Ngulchu Tokme, Part 1, August 20-21, 2011, Knights of Columbus, Guilford
  • The Heart Essence of Interdependent Origination by Nagarjuna, January 15-16, 2011, Knights of Columbus, Guilford
  • The Heart Essence of Sublime Knowing (Heart Sutra), January 23-24, 2010, The Mercy Center, Madison
  • The Seven Key Points of Mind Training by Atisha, Part 1 January 27-28, 2007; Part 2 January 26-27, 2008; Part 3 January 31-Feb. 1, 2009, The Mercy Center, Madison
  • Methods for Uncovering the Secrets of the Mind, June 21-23, 2008, White Memorial Conservation Center, Litchfield, Connecticut
  • The Lamp That Dispels the Darkness; a teaching on the three turnings of the wheel of dharma, January 23, 2008, Buddhist House, Wesleyan University, Middletown
  • Meditation Training,  April 21, 2007, Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Society, Madison
  • Mind Training,  January 25, 2007, Buddhist House, Wesleyan University, Middletown
  • Comprehensive Explanation of Meditating on Patient Forbearance,  2006, Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Society, Madison
  • Using Kindheartedness to Carry Suffering Onto the Spiritual Path,  March 11, 2006, Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Society, Madison
  • Accessing the Treasures of the Mind for Difficult Times,  March 10, 2006, James Blackstone Memorial Library, Branford
  • Meditation in the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition,  March 8, 2006, Buddhist House Wesleyan University, Middletown
  • The Lamp that Dispels the Darkness of Our Ignorance; a teaching on the source of peace and happiness  September 17, 2005, Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Society, Madison
  • Wondrous Stories of Tibetan Saints,  September 16, 2005, James Blackstone Library, Branford
  • Meditation Retreat on Calm Abiding and Loving Kindness April 30 & May 1, 2005, James Blackstone Memorial Library, Branford
  • Carrying Suffering Onto the Spiritual Path,  April 29, 2005, Trinity Episcopal Church, Branford
  • The Four Immeasurable Qualities,  April 28, 2005, Buddhist House Wesleyan University, Middletown
  • The Way to Search For Ultimate Truth  November 20, 2004, James Blackstone Library, Branford
  • Four Immeasurable Qualities,  November 2003, Dwight Chapel, Yale University, New Haven