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 Mardo Tashi 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.  
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Upcoming events (4+)


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We will read the Heart Sutra which is considered integral to the understanding of emptiness and ultimate wisdom. We will do some meditation and recite some mantras for our turbulent times.

Virtual Coffee Hour follows meditation at 11:00 AM if you would like to socialize. Join us by Zooming in only (no in-person meeting)


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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

Book Group - The Power of Mind, A Tibetan Monk's Guide to Finding Freedom

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We will discuss this newly published book. It is based Atisha's 10th Century Buddhist text, the Seven Key Points of Mind Training.

  • Khentrul Lodroe Thaye Rinpoche, the author of this book has been teaching in Hawaii annually since 2005. We look forward to him returning early in 2023.

Our program will consist of introductory comments and group discussion of the book. Our experience will be supported by brief intermittent practices of guided meditation.

The book is readable and practical, as well as profound. It's a good basis for conversation leading to meaningful connections with others.

It is written for use as a daily guide to practice.

  • With this wisdom, we can explore the potential of our minds and share this wisdom that has been passed down from teacher to student for centuries.
  • Regardless of what is happening in our lives, Rinpoche reminds us that our path to freedom lies within our minds. The time to practice this is now.

So just sign up and get the book. It's available from the publisher, Shambhala publications, and from Amazon in paperback, e-book, and audio book.

If you missed the first meeting, begin reading the book through Part I.
Make time for daily practice. Power of Mind offers material to contemplate and apply in daily life. So start reading now, not the night before our meeting❣️

The "Translators guide for how to read this book" is a brief key important to working with the book.
Rinpoche's introduction "Why Tame the Mind?" obviates any tips I might give.

Part I, the Preliminaries, begins on page 11. This is the First Key Point.
There are four preliminaries, each with one of the thoughts which train the mind.
You can read one each week and focus on that one to practice for a few days.

Looking forward to meeting newcomers, to hearing your thoughts, experiences, questions, and impressions.


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Katog Mati Ling meets once a month for a meditation. We rotate meditations between Shamatha Meditation, the Heart Sutra, or Tonglen.
Members will be notified of the specific meditation to be done about two weeks in advance. Virtual Coffee Hour follows meditation at 11:00 AM if you would like to socialize. Please call Greg at[masked] if you have any trouble accessing these events.

Past events (117)

The Power of Mind with Khentrul Rinpoche

First Unitarian Church