Kurukulla Center

for Tibetan Buddhist Studies

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 - Apr 19, 2015

10:00 am - 12:00 pm Class CANCELED - replaced by recitation of the Sutra of Golden Light

10:00 am - 12:00 pm Recitation of the Sutra of Golden Light

Monday - Apr 20, 2015

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

Tuesday - Apr 21, 2015

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

Wednesday - Apr 22, 2015

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm The Wheel Of Sharp Weapons with Geshe Ngawang Tenley

Thursday - Apr 23, 2015

6:00 pm- 7:00 pm Discovering Buddhism Discussion Group

7:15 pm - 8:30 pm Group Meditation Practice facilitated by Matthew McCall

Saturday - Apr 25, 2015

9:00 am to 5:00 pm 16 Guidelines for Life: Tools for Personal and Cultural Change with Craig Mackie

Sunday - Apr 26, 2015

 CANCELLED: No Sunday Class this Week

9:00 am to 5:00 pm 16 Guidelines for Life: Tools for Personal and Cultural Change with Craig Mackie

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Tara Puja

Monday - Apr 27, 2015

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

Tuesday - Apr 28, 2015

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Lama Chopa (Guru Puja)

Wednesday - Apr 29, 2015

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm The Wheel Of Sharp Weapons with Geshe Ngawang Tenley



To see what else is coming up, see our Calendar


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16 Guidelines for Life with Craig Mackie
Posted Mar 30 2015 09:00:00am

Tools for Personal and Cultural Change
Saturday, April 25 and Sunday April 26
9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day

The 16 Guidelines are straightforward and practical tools for making life better. They are universal values that promote mindfulness and enhance the way we think, speak and act in relation to others and find meaning in everyday life. Through these 16 Guidelines we learn how to lay a solid foundation that will contribute to the happiness of both ourselves and others. This workshop is suitable for people of all ages and all walks of life.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche has advised that the wisdom of this text becomes the practice of "Essential Education", an initiative of Lama Yeshe. These teachings are based on the wisdom and skillful means of Tibetan Buddhism, but are presented in a secular way.

The 16 Guidelines are:
Humility | Patience | Contentment | Delight
Kindness | Honesty | Generosity | Right Speech
Respect | Forgiveness | Gratitude | Loyalty
Aspiration | Principles | Service | Courage

Throughout this interactive workshop you will:

  • Get hands-on experience with a range of mindful tools and methods
  • Explore what brings meaning to one's life
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the Guidelines & their practical application in daily life
  • Participate in mindfulness practice, exercises, brainstorming & discussion

The 16G have attracted everyone from neuroscientists to school teachers, corporations to social services agencies, parents to community builders - anyone who is in need of motivation to change their outlook and practices. The 16G are currently being used for personal and cultural change in hospitals, schools, social service agencies, drug rehab, hospices, universities, youth-at-risk programs, youth leadership programs, businesses and prisons as well as in families, communities and neighborhoods. (You can find additional information in this brochure.

Registration information:

  • $120 registration
  • $75 for students and Kurukulla members
  • Please ask about our sliding scale

To register please email to Stacey at 16Guidelines@kurukulla.org and either send a check to Kurukulla Center or use PayPal for payment.

Thank you!

(Price includes 16 Guidelines for Life book, set of 16 Guidelines Cards and 30 page workshop booklet.)