This Week at Kurukulla Center August 16, 2010 - August 22, 2010
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|Dear Kurukulla Community,
Choden Rinpoche Event Volunteers We will need volunteers to help ensure every aspect of Choden Rinpoche's visit go well, so as many beings can benefit from this wonderful opportunity as possible. Volunteers are needed to help set up before and clean up after each event, especially the outdoor event, as well as a host of other responsibilities. If you are able and willing to help out during Choden Rinpoche's events, please email Tsültrim with what dates you are available and he will be happy to find an opportunity for you to offer service!
We will need volunteers to help ensure every aspect of Choden Rinpoche's visit go well, so as many beings can benefit from this wonderful opportunity as possible. Volunteers are needed to help set up before and clean up after each event, especially the outdoor event, as well as a host of other responsibilities. If you are able and willing to help out during Choden Rinpoche's events, please email Tsültrim with what dates you are available and he will be happy to find an opportunity for you to offer service!
Please print out the flier for Rinpoche's visit and post it wherever you can to give as many people as possible the chance to connect with this wonderful teacher. Thank you.
We still need to raise over $1,000 to meet our expenses for Rinpoche visit to Kurukulla Thursday August 26 through Sunday 29, so please help if you can. Thank you very much.
Two pujas this week.
The Kalachakra Stupa at Kurukulla Center
If you have not yet become a "fan" of us on Facebook, you may not have had a chance to see some of the other recent photo updates of the stupa progress. I invite you to check out our latest album, and become a fan while you're there!
We still need lots of help painting the stupa and getting the garden into shape, so please let me know if you can help. Thank you.
Thank you again for your wonderful support.
Calendar of Events
Monday, August 16
Introduction to Buddhism with Ven. Ani Yeshe
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Introduction to Buddhism is an on-going series. Each class introduces a new topic as a way of providing newcomers a broad overview of Buddhism. The course is designed for those who are new or newly acquainted with the Center to hear basic Buddhist teachings, ideas and concepts, especially those emphasized by our resident lama (teacher), Geshe Tsulga. Bring all your questions. It is fine to attend any class without having attended prior classes. All welcome!
Tuesday, August 17
Morning Meditation with Tsunma-la (Sue Macy)
6:30 am to 7:00 am
Start your day on the right foot by calming your mind, setting your day's purpose to be a meaningful one and remembering to just breathe! Resident nun Tsunma-la leads basic meditations that help stabilize the mind by learning to focus on the breath. By using these simple techniques, you can bring a sense of tranquility to your day. If you plan to join Tsunma-la in the meditation hall (gompa) at Kurukulla Center please arrive a few minutes early. We will start promptly at 6:30 am. Feel free to listen live online. Please note: This is the last Morning Meditation until August 31.
Wednesday, August 18
Thirty-seven Practices of Bodhisattvas with Venerable Geshe Tenley
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Geshe-la continues an explanation of the Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattvas by Togme Sangpo (1245-1369.) Come and discover what it means to model your actions after those of a bodhisattva. All are welcome. A copy of the text will be distributed in class and a commentary by His Holiness the Dalai Lama is available on the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive website. Other contemporary commentaries are available for purchase in our bookstore. Feel free to listen live online.
Thursday, August 19
Guru Puja (Lama Chopa)
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
The word puja means "to please" and has the connotation to please through offerings and practice. The Guru Puja lays the whole path to enlightenment on our mindstream, connects us more strongly to our teachers, allows us to accumulate skies of merit and purifies eons of negative karma. We perform this practice on the 10th and 25th of the lunar Tibetan calendar, a time that is special for making the "tsok" offering, a particular ritual inserted into the Guru Puja. We chant the first 2/3rds of this puja in Tibetan and the last 1/3 we recite in English.
All are welcome.
Friday, August 20
There is no Morning Meditation with Tsunma-la (Sue Macy) today; the next will meet August 31.
Sunday, August 22
Kurukulla Center is closed this weekend.
The class on the Wisdom Chapter from Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Lifewith Venerable Geshe Tsulga returns Sunday, September 5.
Kurukulla Center for Tibetan Buddhist Studies
68 Magoun Avenue
Medford, MA 02155
|May all sentient beings have happiness and its causes!