Kurukulla Center

for Tibetan Buddhist Studies

Kurukulla Center for Tibetan Buddhist Studies

Kurukulla Center for Tibetan Buddhist Studies, Inc. was founded in 1989 under the spiritual direction of Lama Zopa Rinpoche and the FPMT. Under the guidance of resident teacher Geshe Ngawang Tenley, Kurukulla Center's mission is to provide a community of support for those who are studying and practicing the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.

This Week at Kurukulla Center

Wednesday - Sep 21, 2016

7:00 - 9:00 PM Awarenesses and Knowers with Geshe Ngawang Tenley

Saturday - Sep 24, 2016

2:00 - 4:00 PM Family Day

Sunday - Sep 25, 2016

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Lamrim Teaching - The Medium Scope - with Geshe Ngawang Tenley

4:00 - 5:45 PM Lama Chopa (Guru Puja)

Monday - Sep 26, 2016

7:00 - 9:00 PM Everyday Dharma with Sean González

Tuesday - Sep 27, 2016

7:00 - 8:45 PM Yoga & Meditation with Mimi Izzo

Wednesday - Sep 28, 2016

7:00 - 9:00 PM Awarenesses and Knowers with Geshe Ngawang Tenley

Sunday - Oct 2, 2016

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Class topic to be confirmed



To see what else is coming up, see our Calendar


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Welcoming Venerable Tenzin Chogkyi
Posted Sep 07 2016 01:00:00pm

Wednesday, October 5 to Sunday, October 16

We are very fortunate and honored to welcome Venerable Tenzin Chogkyi back to Kurukulla Center this coming October. She will be teaching two weekend retreats as well as Wednesday and Thursday evening classes.

The current teaching schedule is as follows:

Karma, Emptiness and the Twelve Links of Dependent Origination.
Friday, October 7 to Sunday, October 9

When the great Buddhist Master, Venerable Choden Rinpoche was asked how one can tell whether or not a teacher is qualified, he responded, "If they teach the relationship between karma and emptiness."

During this weekend Venerable Tenzin Chogkiy will be teaching on the relationship between these fundamental Buddhist concepts in relation to the Twelve Links of Dependent Origination.

Awakening Compassion: Teachings on the Bodhisattva Vows
Friday, October 14 to Sunday, October 16

Every being has the potential for full enlightenment. But how do we generate the wish to become enlightened in order to bring all living beings to enlightenment? Vows provide guidelines for the behaviour of aspiring bodhisattvas. Venerable Tenzin Chogkyi will review the role of vows, specifically the Bodhisattva vows, in the path to enlightenment.

Cultivating Emotional Balance
7:00 - 9:00 pm on Wednesday, October 5. Thursday, October 6, Wednesday, October 12, and Thursday, October 13

In this series of classes you will be introduced to some of the following key components:

  • Understanding how emotions work, and how they can work for and not against us:
  • Recognizing and working with emotional triggers;
  • Deepening awareness and stabilizing attention;
  • Increasing compassion for the self and others;
  • Cultivating genuine happiness and mental balance.

About Venerable Chogkyi

Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi first became interested in meditation after reading Be Now and Autobiography of a Yogi in the early '70's. In 1991 with the intention of meeting His Holiness the Dalai Lama she bought a one-way ticket to India. She then became a student not only of His Holiness, but also of Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche and Lama Zopa Rinpoche during the year she spent studying at Tushita Meditation Centre in Dharamsala and Kopan Monastery in Kathmandu.

Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi has worked at various positions within the FPMT including Director of Vajrapani Institute, Co-Director of FPMT International Office and FPMT Center Services Coordinator. She has also completed more than five years of solo meditation retreats. She is currently the resident teacher at Vajrapani Institute

She took novice ordination in 2004 with His Holiness and since 2006 she has been teaching at various FPMT centers around the globe. She is interested in hospice work and animal rescue, and helped establish the Karuna Animal Sanctuary near Dharamsala in India.

Please note, we offer these teachings free of charge, however as with all visiting teachers the Center incurs extra expense. We appreciate your support and donations!