Kurukulla Center

for Tibetan Buddhist Studies

Venerable Tenzin Chogkyi visits Kurukulla Center
January 30th - February 1st
Posted Jan 13 2015 10:00:00am

We are very fortunate and honored to welcome Venerable Chogkyi to Kurukulla Center following her visit at Milarepa Center, leading retreats and giving teachings.

The schedule of her teachings is as follows:

Cooling the Fire of Anger
Friday, January 30, 7:00 to 9:00 pm

Anger plagues all of us.  It can destroy our relationships with the people that we value the most and keep our mind bound in spirals of misery. We see people, such as the Dalai Lama, who have faced far worse circumstances than many of us, but who do not burn with anger, rage or seek revenge.  How do they do it?  How can we replace this emotion with patience, tolerance, love, and compassion?

If we are able to look into our own minds and hearts and understand this disturbing emotion better, we will gradually be able to distance ourselves from this painful emotion without suppressing or expressing it.

Tonight Venerable Chogkyi will talk to us about how we can do this. Please join us!

Breaking through Illusions: Karma, Emptiness and the Twelve Links of Dependent Origination.
Weekend Retreat: Saturday, January 31 and Sunday, February 1, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

When the great Buddhist Master, Venerable Choden Rinpoche was asked recently 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 Chogkiy will be teaching just that, showing relationship between these two fundamental Buddhist concepts in relation to the Twelve Links of Dependent Origination, which shows how we create our ongoing states of dissatisfaction and existence driven by attachment, aversion and ignorance and how we can ultimately liberate ourselves completely from these to attain peaceful, blissful state of a fully awakened being finally free from the endless cycles of birth, death and rebirth.

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.

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 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!


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.