Kurukulla Center

for Tibetan Buddhist Studies

Lama Zopa Rinpoche
Posted Jul 15 2018 08:00:00am

Kurukulla Center is Honored to Welcome
The Spiritual Director of the FPMT,
Lama Zopa Rinpoche
Friday, August 17 to Sunday, August 19

It is with great joy that we announce additional details about the visit of Lama Zopa Rinpoche to our Center in August. In the nearly thirty years that Kurukulla Center has existed, Rinpoche has visited six times - wow, wow, wow! This is such a rare opportunity to see, hear and meet Rinpoche, either again or for the first time. We hope you can join us for this precious opportunity!

Lama Zopa Rinpoche is the Spiritual Director of the FPMT (Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition), a thriving and dynamic international, non-profit Buddhist organization encompassing over 160 centers, projects and social service initiatives around the world. Kurukulla Center is an affiliate of the FPMT.

There are three nights of teachings and initiations scheduled with Rinpoche and you are welcome to attend any or all three evenings. Friday night will be a teaching while Saturday and Sunday evenings will be a combination of teaching and initiation. It's good to keep your mind flexible with regard to the breaks and ending times as these times may vary significantly.

Please arrive early for the evening events. As always, we ask that you please be especially considerate as you park in the neighborhood, ensuring our neighbors can get in and out of their driveway with ease.

Teaching Schedule

Friday August 17, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Saturday August 18, 6:00 - 10:00 pm

Sunday, August 19, 6:00 - 10:00 pm

About Lama Zopa Rinpoche 

Lama Zopa Rinpoche, the FPMT's Spiritual Director, was born in 1945 in Thami, not far from the Lawudo cave in the Mount Everest region of Nepal, where his previous incarnation, Lama Kunzang Yeshe, meditated for the last twenty years of his life. At the age of three Rinpoche was recognized as the reincarnation of the Lawudo Lama. From 1956 to 1959 he studied at Domo Monastery in Tibet, and in 1959, he fled Tibet in the wake of the Chinese occupation and continued his study and practice in Tibetan refugee camps in India, where he met Lama Thubten Yeshe (1935-1984), who became his principal teacher. In 1969, the Lamas began teaching Buddhism to Westerners at Kopan Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal. In 1974 they began traveling the world to spread the Dharma. Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche founded the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition in 1975.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche asked Dr. Nick Ribush to establish Kurukulla Center in 1989.


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 - Aug 12, 2018

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life with Geshe Tenley

Monday - Aug 13, 2018

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

Tuesday - Aug 14, 2018

7:00 - 8:45 PM Yoga & Meditation with Wendy Cook

Wednesday - Aug 15, 2018

7:00 - 9:00 PM CANCELED: Commentary on Je Tsongkhapa's In Praise of Dependent Arising with Geshe Tenley

Thursday - Aug 16, 2018

11:50 PM Greeting Lama Zopa Rinpoche and entourage

Friday - Aug 17, 2018

7:00 - 9:00 PM Seven-Point Mind Training by Geshe Chekawa

Saturday - Aug 18, 2018

6:00 - 8:00 PM Seven-Point Mind Training by Geshe Chekawa

8:15 - 10:00 PM Red Tara Initiation

Sunday - Aug 19, 2018

6:00 - 8:00 PM Seven-Point Mind Training by Geshe Chekawa

8:15 - 10:00 PM Vajrasattva Initiation



To see what else is coming up, see our Calendar


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