What we're about

This is an established group which hosts teachers from Tibet and holds an annual retreat in Hawaii.

These visiting teachers have led us on pilgrimage in China and Tibet, as well as American retreat grounds on the mainland. We gather together monthly in Honolulu to practice meditation.

Everyone is welcome. While profound, the teachings are clear and accessible to newcomers. The group is small enough that the connection can be very personal.

Khentrul Lodrö Rinpoche is the Abbott of Katog Choling Monastery in Tibet. He has been traveling annually to teach us in Hawaii for over a decade.

http://katogcholing.com has more information about the teachers and the group at an international level.

http://katogmatiling.org is our local website.

Please have a look at the photo albums on this MeetUp page - they show the scope of our activi

We lead meditation groups in the prisons. You are welcome to join us. Initially, you might just like to come along for a visit to see how it goes. The next step is brief training/orientation from held at OCCC for volunteers. You can always partner with another volunteer when you go to lead a group. We also offer 1:1 sessions with inmates, providing compassionate listening. This is under the auspices of the prison chaplain, who screens requests from inmates for this services.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list, just contact contact@KatogMatiLing.org

Upcoming events (5)

SHAMATHA MEDITATION

Online event

Khentrul Rinpoche underscores the importance of Shamatha Meditation: "Whatever kind of practices we are working with or trainings we are engaging in – whether according to the sutras or the tantras -- what makes our practice very powerful, very strong, or effective is Shamatha. Adversely if our mind is not able to rest one-pointedly absorbed or focused within those trainings, our mind will be constantly distracted by any and all kinds of discursive thoughts and emotions that arise, so it is not calm, it is not usable, and it cannot accomplish those things in an easy way. Consequently Shamatha is a crucial element of whatever practice or training we are doing." Please join us for this fundamental meditative practice. Virtual Coffee Hour follows Shamatha at 11:00 AM if you would like to socialize. Please call Greg at[masked] if you have any trouble accessing this event.

VIRTUAL COFFEE HOUR

Online event

Members who attend meditation just before this also come to the Virtual Coffee. Please join us to hang out and talk story. Call Greg at[masked] if you have trouble accessing this event

VIRTUAL COFFEE HOUR

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Members who attend meditation just before this also come to the Virtual Coffee. Please join us to hang out and talk story. Call Greg at[masked] if you have trouble accessing this event

VIRTUAL COFFEE HOUR

Online event

Members who attend meditation just before this also come to the Virtual Coffee. Please join us to hang out and talk story. Call Greg at[masked] if you have trouble accessing this event

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VIRTUAL COFFEE HOUR

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