Kurukulla Center

for Tibetan Buddhist Studies

Welcoming Geshe Tenley and Ani Yeshe
Posted Jan 14 2018 04:00:00pm

Wednesday, January 24

Geshe Tenley and Ani Yeshe will be arriving back from India on Wednesday, January 24

Please join us in welcoming Geshe-la and Any Yeshe back either at Logan airport Terminal E around 5:30 PM or at the Center around 6:00 PM. By welcoming Geshela back from his journey we are creating the causes and conditions for Geshe-la to continue to stay and teach at our Center for a very, very long time.

Family Friendly Teaching with Geshe Ngawang Tenley: Kindness
Posted Jan 14 2018 03:00:00pm

Saturday, February 24 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

All ages are welcome from infants to teens!

Join us for some family friendly dharma in the gompa. Together with other parents and little ones, delight in the precious background noise of munching, fidgeting and chatter of little voices. This is a wonderful opportunity for both parents and their children to learn Buddhist wisdom from Geshe Tenley and connect with other families.

Geshela and the family program facilitators will provide a kid friendly teaching with simple explanations and time for questions, games, crafts, and short meditations or mindfulness exercises. Families are invited to stay for refreshments after the talk and get to know each other better after the teaching.

This session will focus on Kindness, the first main value from the "What is Buddhism?" And "What are Buddhism's main values?" series. Please see the calendar for additional series dates.

Please RSVP to Stacey or Tara by Wednesday, February 21 if you would be able to join us so we can plan the gompa set up and refreshments.

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 - Jan 21, 2018

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

2:00 - 5:00 PM Reiki Plus More Level III

Monday - Jan 22, 2018

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

Tuesday - Jan 23, 2018

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

Wednesday - Jan 24, 2018

6:30 PM at the Airport; 7:00 PM at the Center Welcoming Geshe Tenley and Ani Yeshe

Thursday - Jan 25, 2018

7:00 - 8:30 PM Tara Puja

Friday - Jan 26, 2018

7:00 - 8:45 PM  Lama Chopa (Guru Puja)

Saturday - Jan 27, 2018

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Reiki Plus More Level II

Sunday - Jan 28, 2018

Following Class  Welcome back Celebration

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

1:00 - 4:00 PM Reiki Plus More Level II

To see what else is coming up, see our Calendar

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Teachings on Guru Devotion with Dr. Nick Ribush
Posted Jan 02 2018 10:00:00am

Sundays, January 14 and 21 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Without guru devotion, nothing happens—no realizations, no liberation, no enlightenment—just as without the root of a tree there can be no trunk, branches, leaves or fruit. Everything, up to enlightenment, depends on guru devotion. -- Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Dr. Nick will explain the importance of the spiritual teacher, the correct way to develop a student-teacher bond, and offer commentary on the traditional guru devotion topics found in Lama Tsongkhapa's lam-rim.

An excellent resource for further study of this topic is Lama Zopa Rinpoche's book, The Heart of the Path, available in our bookstore.

Dr. Nick Ribush, first encountered Buddhism at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, in 1972, when he attended the third one-month course given there. It was taught by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche, two of the lamas most instrumental in the transmission of Buddhism to the West and founders of the FPMT, the international organization with which Kurukulla Center is affiliated. One of the main things that impressed Dr. Nick was the way Tibetan Buddhism distills the complexity of the vast Buddhist teachings into a clear path that can be understood and practiced by anybody, a roadmap to enlightenment (in Tibetan: lam-rim, the stages of the path). Another was that nobody was expected to accept what was taught unchallenged-everything is up for analysis and debate, following true scientific method.

Dr. Nick has been directing the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive since founding it in 1996. Before that he founded and directed Wisdom Publications, Tushita Mahayana Meditation Centre and Kurukulla Center, and in general has worked full-time for the FPMT for more than forty-five years.