Lama Kathy Wesley returns to San Diego!

Lama Kathy Wesley (Gyurme Chotso)

Karma Thegsum Chöling (San Diego) is very happy to once again welcome Lama Kathy Wesley for a special weekend teaching August 10-12, 2012.

Lama Kathy Wesley (Gyurme Chotso) has been a student of Ven. Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche since 1977. She participated in the first three-year retreat led by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche at Karme Ling Retreat Center in upstate New York, and thus earned the title of ‘retreat lama.’

Lama Kathy serves at the Columbus Karma Thegsum Choling (Ohio) as its resident teacher, and travels to other Buddhist centers throughout the country to teach. She is a graduate of Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and lives in Newark, Ohio with her husband, Michael. She is also on the Board of Trustees at KTD.

Lama Kathy and KTC San Diego will be presenting a Sadhana Workshop, Public Talk and Weekend Teaching, all presented by Lama Kathy with her special skill, compassion and sensitivity.

> Friday:  Chenrezig Sadhana Workshop and Green Tara Transmission Reading (Lung)

> Friday Evening: Meditation in Daily Life – A free public talk

> Saturday and Sunday: The Practice of Mantra and Visualization


Full Schedule

Friday, August 10

Chenrezig Sadhana Workshop

Chenrezig (Avalokiteshvara)On Friday Lama Kathy will lead a workshop on the Meditation Practice of Chenrezig (Avalokiteshvara).

This workshop is intended for those interested in learning about this wonderful practice of Chenrezig – Lord of Love.

Workshop Goals include learning:

  • What is a Sadhana/Deity practice
  • The components of the practice
  • How to do the visualizations for this practice
  • How to do the mudras
  • How this Sadhana is organized and structured
  • How to chant Chenrezig Sadhana (practice) alone or in a group

Through the practice of this meditation on Chenrezig one’s anger and aggression are reduced and love and compassion are expanded.

Materials will be provided to those attending, including copies of the full text of the practice and an outline of the practice.

If you would like to bring your own copy of the traditional pecha style text, you can purchase one from Namse Bangdzo Bookstore by clicking this link.

As a continuation of the blessing of Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche’s visit in June and follow up to the Green Tara Empowerment, at the end of this workshop Friday, Lama Kathy will also offer the reading transmission (lung) for the Green Tara Sadhana practice.




If you would like to attend the workshop:


Friday, August 10

10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon: Session One
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Session Two
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM: Green Tara Lung (reading transmission)


Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito
1036 Solana Drive, Solana Beach, CA 92075


Suggested donation
Friday Workshop & Lung:
$40.00 ($34.00 for KTC Members)



Friday Evening, August 10

Public Talk – Meditation in Daily Life

In today’s fast-paced world, it’s hard to take a moment for ourselves – there’s so much to do, and so many distractions demanding our time. The practice of quiet sitting meditation, based on techniques more than 2,600 years old, can help create a place of quiet and rest for us in the busy world. If practiced regularly, meditation can bring a sense of health and well-being, and give us insight into the ways we unnecessarily complicate our lives, providing us with an avenue for change.

This talk will include historical background on meditation as well as a simple meditation instruction, followed by a brief meditation and discussion.

If you would like to attend the public talk:


Friday, August 10  7:00 PM – 8:00 PM


Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito
1036 Solana Drive, Solana Beach, CA 92075


KTC San Diego is not requesting donations for this public talk. However, if you would like to make a donation directly to Lama Kathy, please do. Lama Kathy Wesley is able to continue sharing and teaching genuine Dharma through the kindness, donations and gifts of people like you.


Saturday, August 11 & Sunday, August 12

Weekend Seminar – The Practice of Mantra and Visualization

According to the teachings of the Buddha, every being possesses the potential for awakening — the Buddha nature. One way to actualize this nature is through the practice of mantra and visualization.

By identifying with a pure form that symbolizes our basic nature, we can cut through confusion and bewilderment and develop our awakened potential.

Basic sitting meditation and the visualization practice of  Chenrezig will be reviewed in this weekend program.


Refuge Offering

IF YOU WISH TO TAKE REFUGE: Refuge will be offered by Lama Kathy on Sunday at 3:30 PM at the event site.  If you would like to take refuge, please Click Here to register for Refuge only.
(Registration is not required, you only need to be present and have the wish to take refuge, but if you can register ahead of time it would be helpful to our planning.  Thank you!)

If you would like to attend the weekend seminar:


Saturday, August 11  10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Sunday, August 12  1:00 PM – 4:00 PM


Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito
1036 Solana Drive, Solana Beach, CA 92075


Suggested donation
Both Days:
$75.00 ($63.75 for KTC Members)
Saturday Only: $40.00 ($34.00 for KTC Members)
Sunday Only: $40.00 ($34.00 for KTC Members)


If you would like a PDF of the Event flier, you may download it here:

Lama Kathy Wesley - August 2012 Event Flyer (808.6 KiB)

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