SCOL Retreat Center

Wonderful Service and Losar at SCOL

February 11, 2024

On the weekend of Feb. 9 & 10, twelve enthusiastic volunteers came to SCOL for a traditional cleaning of the facility for Losar, Tibetan New Year. We gathered Friday morning […]

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Repairing the SCOL Land

February 1, 2024

An interview with Dora DeCoursey By Vicki Fields, SCOL When KCC purchased the property for Ser Chö Ösel Ling (SCOL) in 2001, efforts to repair damage to the soil and […]

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SCOL Meadow Restoration Project

January 26, 2024

Read about the history of land tending and restoration at SCOL In 2019, KCC began working with scientists from the Yakama Nation Fisheries Program to restore Carrol’s Creek and the […]

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SCOL is Hiring Retreat Cooks

January 6, 2024

Ser Chö Ösel Ling (SCOL) Retreat Center is looking to create a pool of on-call lead and assistant cooks to support our expanding retreat operations. If you are looking for a way to serve the dharma, […]

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Poetry Play Writing Weekend Reflection

November 22, 2023

I attended the Poetry Play Writing Weekend with other talented poetry aficionados on one lovely weekend in November at SCOL. I had no idea about how to write poems even in my native […]

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A Day of Work and Friendship at SCOL

November 10, 2023

On Saturday Oct 21, a beautiful sunny autumn day, twelve hearty souls met at SCOL to add flowering native plants to our cloisters and front entrance. Lead by Dora DeCoursy, […]

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Native Plant Work-Party at SCOL – October 21, 2023

October 5, 2023

Love getting your hands in the dirt and helping the environment? Come to SCOL for the day on Saturday, October 21, spend the night, or stay the weekend. As part of the […]

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Reflections on the Mahamudra Seminar at SCOL

September 28, 2023

Have you ever been on a week-long retreat? I just completed my first. It was the Mahamudra training at SCOL. I had some reservations about my ability to complete the […]

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SCOL as a Place of Pilgrimage: An interview with Lama Kathleen Benz

July 15, 2023

When I came through the gates for the first time…it felt like a welcoming embrace, a protection inviting you in, but with a wildness about it at the same time.

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KCC to Offer Retreat Space For Individuals and Groups Starting in 2024

July 12, 2023

Individuals and groups are invited to rent one of our 16 cabins for personal retreats or the entire facility for group retreats. 

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