Kurukulla Center

for Tibetan Buddhist Studies

The Heart Sutra with Geshe Nawang Tenley
Posted Aug 04 2015 01:00:00pm

Wednesday, August 5, 7:00 to 9:00 pm

Tonight we will be starting a new teaching series by Geshe Nawang Tenley on The Heart Sutrat

"Form is empty, emptiness is form. Form is not other than emptiness, emptiness is not other than form."

The Heart Sutra is the most widely known sutra of the Mahayana tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. It is part of the Prajnaparamita Sutras, which is a collection of about 40 sutras composed between 100 BCE and 500 CE. The Heart Sutra reveals the truth of emptiness through a short exchange between two of the Buddhaís most illustrious disciples, Avalokiteshvara and Shariputra.

Geshe Ngawang Tenley was born in 1969 and in 1989 began preparation to become a monk under the guidance of his uncle, Geshe Tsulga. He was ordained by the late Gyume Khensur Geshe Urgyen Tseten Rinpoche in 1990 and began the program of studies to become a geshe at Sera Je Monastery. During the course of his studies, he has received many teachings from His Holiness the Dalai Lama as well as other highly qualified masters. In 1998, he received his full ordination (gelong) vows from His Holiness, and in November 2008, after eighteen years of rigorous studies, he completed his final exams to be conferred the geshe degree at Sera Je Monastery. He began teaching at Kurukulla Center in 2009, and was appointed the resident teacher by Lama Zopa Rinpoche in 2010 following the passing away of Geshe Tsulga. His cheerfulness and humility endear him to everyone he meets.


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 - Aug 2, 2015

9:00 am - 9:45 am Prostrations to the 35 Confession Buddhas

10:00 am - 12:00 pm 'What is Real?' with Venerable Sarah Thresher

12:15 to 1:00 pm Recitation of the Sutra of Golden Light

Monday - Aug 3, 2015

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Buddhism in a Nutshell with Sean GonzŠlez

Tuesday - Aug 4, 2015

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

Wednesday - Aug 5, 2015

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm The Heart Sutra with Geshe Ngawang Tenley

Thursday - Aug 6, 2015

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 'Why can't I get what I want?' with Venerable Sarah Thresher

Sunday - Aug 9, 2015

10:00 am - 12:00 pm Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand with Geshe Ngawang Tenley

12:45 - 2:30 Lama Chopa (Guru Puja)



To see what else is coming up, see our Calendar


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Talk by Venerable Sarah Thresher: "Why can't I get what I want?"
Posted Jul 30 2015 05:00:00am

Thursday, August 6, 7:00 to 9:00 pm

We are so very fortunate to continue to host Venerable Sarah at the Center.

Venerable has kindly accepted our request to give another talk this coming Thursday, August 6 at 7:00 pm.

The topic of the talk will be "Why can't I get what I want?"

Was Mick Jagger right?

Join us for another talk in this series of personal dharma reflections by Venerable Sarah designed to bring up more questions than answers...

All are welcome!!

About Venerable Sarah Thresher

Venerable Sarah, born in London, England in 1960, was ordained by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 1986. After working as editor for Wisdom Publications for nine years, she began teaching in 1992 and has taught in countries around the world.

Venerable Sarah has worked with her Root Guru, Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche, to help lead practices according to his instructions at several major retreats, and she is particularly interested in trying to preserve and spread the special flavor of Rinpoche's way of leading pujas and practices.