We are dedicated to developing the good heart by cultivating wisdom and compassion through our studies and practices. At the core of our work is the cultivation of the wise and spacious quality known as “bodhicitta” — the deep, altruistic intention to realize genuine wisdom and compassion in ourselves in order to best help beings everywhere do the same. We study teachings and practices both directly and indirectly sourced from Lama Tsongkhapa’s Lam-rim Chen-mo, the foundational 15th century text of teachings and practices of the path to enlightenment.
The Chenrezig Project is a Tibetan Buddhist study/practice group in Washington State (Duvall, King County) with both a local and online national presence. We take our name in recognition of Chenrezig, the Tibetan Buddhist representation (and emanation) of perfect compassion. We are committed to using the practical aspects of householder life — home, workplace, the intimacy of committed relationship, the challenges of health and aging — as our areas of work. Our teachings and practices follow the Tibetan tradition and are illuminated by the American experience, respectful of all the teachings and schools of Buddhism.
The Chenrezig Project is under the guidance of Mark Winwood. We gather regularly for teachings and/or meditations on Thursday evenings in Duvall (the first, third and fifth Thursdays of each month – 6pm-8pm), as well as on our easily accessible 60-minute online (GoToMeeting platform) collaborative “Dharma Bridge” on Wednesday afternoons (4pm pacific). All are welcome to come benefit from exposure to this wonderful curriculum, regardless of experience or familiarity with Buddhism. Our gatherings are informative, friendly, supportive and practical. Thank you.
(Art: Prayer Flags by Eleni Tsami)