Kurukulla Center

for Tibetan Buddhist Studies

Nyung Nš Retreat with Wendy Cook
Posted Dec 03 2017 05:00:00pm

Friday, January 5, 7:00 PM to Monday, January 8, 8:00 AM

A Nyung Na is an intensive retreat ideal for people whose busy schedules don't allow for longer retreats. Highly recommended by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, he describes it as a "practice that combines various skillful means to quickly complete the work of accumulating merit and purifying obscurations."

The Nyung Na is based on devotion to the Great Compassionate Buddha, Thousand-armed Avalokiteshvara. During the three group sessions each day, we follow a meditation sadhana that includes visualizations, performing prostrations, reciting mantras and so forth. On Saturday and Sunday mornings the Eight Mahayana Precepts are taken before dawn. On Sunday the additional vows are taken to not to eat, drink (even water), or talk until sunrise Monday morning. After the final session on Monday morning participants have breakfast and rejoice!

Wendy Cook will lead the Nyung Na. She met His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 1987, Lama Zopa Rinpoche in 1988, and was Kurukulla Center Director from 2002-08. She considers leading a Nyung Na and guiding people through this extraordinary and intensive practice, especially first-timers, a great privilege.

Prerequisites: One needs to have taken the Eight Mahayana Precepts from a qualified master at least once. Also one needs to have taken formal refuge OR been attending teachings regularly at Kurukulla Center for one year. Others may attend by permission. Please contact Wendy if you have any questions.

Preregistration required as the retreat is limited to 12-14 participants.

The suggested offering is $108 to cover costs and any additional proceeds will go towards the Kurukulla Center general fund.


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

Sunday - Dec 10, 2017

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 100,000 Praises to the Twenty-One TarasóWeekend Retreat

Monday - Dec 11, 2017

7:00 - 9:00 PM Meditation 101 with Sean GonzŠlez

Tuesday - Dec 12, 2017

 Lama Tsongkhapa Day -- Ganden Ngamchoe

6:30 - 9:30 PM Lama Tsongkhapa Day Celebration with Lama Chopa (Guru Puja)

Wednesday - Dec 13, 2017

4:00 pm at Center Bon Voyage Geshela!

7:00 - 9:00 PM CANCELED: No Class Today

Saturday - Dec 16, 2017

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Reiki Level I with an Introduction to Reiki Level II

Sunday - Dec 17, 2017

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Teaching with Dr. Nick Ribush:

2:00 - 5:00 PM Reiki Level I with an Introduction to Reiki Level II



To see what else is coming up, see our Calendar


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Reiki Level I with an Introduction to Reiki Level II
Posted Dec 05 2017 04:00:00pm

Saturday, December 16 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and Sunday, December 17 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Balance your body, speech/spirit, and mind holistically with loving kindness and compassion with Reiki.

Long-time dharma student and member, Pat Venter, will begin a new cycle of Reiki courses on Saturday, December 16

Reiki (pronounced ray-key) an ancient hands-on healing art that originated from the east, is a universal life force that transcends time and space. This class is filled with teaching, sharing, reflections, and learning about how to effectively use simple methods to assist in healing self, others, animals, and the planet. We will explore our interconnectedness with the Reiki energy (chi) and tap into that source with attunement, symbols, and meditation.

It is important to note that Reiki is not a religion. Reiki's function is to help balance the energy levels of one's being holistically with the goal of enhancing wellness. The approach is to connect with the component of the human spirit that wants happiness and to let go of things that cause pain and suffering. Reiki is considered a complementary healing system.

Requirement: Must attend both days. (Participants will receive a certificate)

Demonstrations and practices will apply. It is helpful, but not required, to bring a stuffed animal to class. A light lunch will be provided on Saturday and snacks on Sunday

For more information and to register please call Pat Venter at (617) 298 8576 or email us at reiki@kurukulla.org by Monday, December 11.

Requested donation is $70. The proceeds will benefit the Center