Kurukulla Center

for Tibetan Buddhist Studies

Teachings on the Guru Yoga of Je Tsongkhapa with Dr. Nick Ribush
Posted Dec 28 2018 03:00:00pm

Sundays, January 6, 13 and 20 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

We recite the Guru Yoga of Je Tsongkhapa (Tib: Ganden Lha Gyema) among the regular prayers before every teaching but do we really understand what it is and what it means? It is a profound practice that combines two of the most powerful means of accumulating merit and purifying hindrances: guru yoga and the seven branches of prostration, offering, confession, rejoicing, beseeching, requesting and dedication.

During three Sundays in January (6th, 13th and 20th) we will examine how reciting this prayer prepares our mind to receive the most benefit from our spiritual practice, whether it is listening to teachings or silent meditation. Attendance at all three sessions is recommended but not required.

You can find the prayer from the Kurukulla Center prayer book on page 15 or read a commentary by Lama Zopa Rinpoche from the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive.

About Dr. Nick Ribush

Dr. Nicholas Ribush, MB, BS, is a graduate of Melbourne University Medical School (1964) who first encountered Buddhism at Kopan Monastery, Nepal, in 1972. Since then he has been a student of Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche and a full time worker for their international organization, the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT).

Nick established FPMT archiving and publishing activities at Kopan in 1973 and with Lama Yeshe founded Wisdom Publications in 1975. He was a monk from 1974 to 1986. Between 1981 and 1996 he served variously as Wisdom's director, editorial director and director of development. In 1996 he founded the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive, which has preserved and organized thousands of hours of teachings and tens of thousands of pages of transcripts, established an image archive of some of the earliest photos of the lamas, and published more than 800,000 books for free distribution.

If you cannot make it to the Center, you are also welcome to participate from your home by watching the live broadcast online .


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 13, 2019

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Teachings on the Guru Yoga of Je Tsongkhapa with Dr. Nick Ribush

Monday - Jan 14, 2019

5:30 - 6:45 PM Tara Puja

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

Tuesday - Jan 15, 2019

7:00 - 9:00 PM Yoga & Meditation with Mimi Izzo

Wednesday - Jan 16, 2019

7:00 - 8:30 PM Lama Chopa (Guru Puja)

Saturday - Jan 19, 2019

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

Sunday - Jan 20, 2019

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Teachings on the Guru Yoga of Je Tsongkhapa with Dr. Nick Ribush

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



To see what else is coming up, see our Calendar


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Welcoming Geshe Tenley back from India!
Posted Jan 14 2019 10:00:00am

Wednesday, January 23

Geshe Tenley will be arriving back from India on Wednesday, January 23.

Please join us in welcoming Geshe-la back either at Logan airport Terminal E around 6:30 PM or at the Center around 7:00 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.

Pleaer refer to the calendar entry for flight information.

Wiser, Kinder Caregivers with Sarah L. Frederiksen, M.A.
Posted Jan 07 2019 02:00:00pm

Six Thursday evenings 7:15 - 8:45 pm

Feb. 28, Mar. 7,14, 21, 28, and Apr. 4

Open to all parents and caregivers (e.g. grandparents, foster parents, teachers) of children of all ages

  • No children in attendance, please

Registration required

  • To register, please email sarah@kurukulla.org
  • Suggested donation of $40 for the series to offset materials and snacks and support Kurukulla Center
  • A minimum of four participants needed to run the series

About the Series

If you have ever wondered "Why is my child acting like this?", "Why is parenting so hard?", or "How can I help my children feel content?", then this series is for you.

Let's be honest - there is no such thing as a perfect parent. You will never have all the right answers or always do the perfect thing for your child, but you can strengthen your skills and capacity to meet your child's emotional needs. A strong social and emotional foundation in the early childhood years is key to lifelong success.

Make a commitment in the new year to reflect on your relationship with your child, and explore new perspectives for interpreting your child's behavior and your personal reactions to their behaviors. Through reflection, observation, and support, group participants are encouraged to cultivate greater wisdom in interaction with their children. With more wisdom, parents are naturally inclined to practice more compassion, and thus kindness, with themselves and their children.

This secular series is supported by a Circle of Security Parenting™ facilitator, and the format may include short videos, handouts, discussion, gentle movement, and meditation. Our goal is to create a harmonious and secure setting which encourages all participants to reflect and share, however, there are no requirements for specific style of participation.

About the Facilitator

Sarah L. Frederiksen has a Master's degree in Child Development from Tufts University and is a registered facilitator of Circle of Security Parenting™. She has completed other early childhood and wellness trainings, such as Brazelton Touchpoints and 16 Guidelines for Life, as well as 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training. Sarah is also the mother of two children who challenge her every single day!

Sarah has been a student at Kurukulla Center since January 2008 and has held several roles there, including Spiritual Program Coordinator for two years. She recently completed the Foundation Service Seminar of the FPMT, the international organization with which Kurukulla Center is affiliated.