Kurukulla Center

for Tibetan Buddhist Studies

Teachings with Venerable Thubten Chodron- April 14 and 15
Posted Mar 12 2017 06:00:00pm

Venerable Thubten Chodron, a long-time student of Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche, will be giving a public talk on Friday, April 14 and give an all-day teaching on "Good Karma: How to Create the Causes for Happiness and Avoid the Causes of Suffering" on Saturday April 15.


Reiki Level I with an Introduction to Reiki Level II
Posted Feb 06 2017 03:00:00pm

Saturday, April 22 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and Sunday, April 23 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Balance your body, speech/spirit, and mind holistically with loving kindness and compassion with Reiki.

Long-time dharma student and member, Pat Venter, will begin a new cycle of Reiki courses on Saturday, April 22

Reiki (pronounced ray-key) an ancient hands-on healing art that originated from the east, is a universal life force that transcends time and space. This class is filled with teaching, sharing, reflections, and learning about how to effectively use simple methods to assist in healing self, others, animals, and the planet. We will explore our interconnectedness with the Reiki energy (chi) and tap into that source with attunement, symbols, and meditation.

It is important to note that Reiki is not a religion. Reiki's function is to help balance the energy levels of one's being holistically with the goal of enhancing wellness. The approach is to connect with the component of the human spirit that wants happiness and to let go of things that cause pain and suffering. Reiki is considered a complementary healing system.

Requirement: Must attend both days. (Participants will receive a certificate)

Demonstrations and practices will apply. It is helpful, but not required, to bring a stuffed animal to class. A light lunch will be provided on Saturday and snacks on Sunday

For more information and to register please call Pat Venter at (617) 298 8576 or email us at reiki@kurukulla.org by Friday, April 14.

Requested donation is $70. The proceeds will benefit the Center


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 - Mar 26, 2017

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life with Geshe Ngawang Tenley

2:00 to 5:00 PM Reiki Level II

Monday - Mar 27, 2017

7:00 - 9:00 PM Question and Answer Session with Sean González

Tuesday - Mar 28, 2017

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

Wednesday - Mar 29, 2017

7:00 - 9:00 PM Mind and Mental Factors with Geshe Ngawang Tenley

Sunday - Apr 2, 2017

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

After Sunday Class Celebrating Geshe Tenley's Birthday

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life with Geshe Ngawang Tenley



To see what else is coming up, see our Calendar


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Wednesday Evening Classes with Geshe Tenley: Mind and Mental Factors
Posted Mar 09 2017 03:00:00pm

Wednesday Evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 pm

The study of Mind and Cognition (Lorig) is subdivided into two main parts: Minds and Mental Factors, and Awarenesses and Knowers.

In contrast to Awarenesses and Knowers, which investigates how the mind knows, this subject focuses on the states that color and control the mind, known as the 51 mental factors. Based on one of the earliest systematizations of the Buddha's teachings, this practical guide offers us a key to identifying and cultivating positive attitudes that lead to peace and well-being.

This class is suitable for all levels of students and for anyone interested in learning more about the mind, whether you consider yourself a Buddhist or not.

You can download a copy of the root text or e-mail spc@kurukulla.org if you would like a hard copy.

Recitation of the Sutra of Golden Light
Posted Mar 07 2017 09:00:00am

This year we are again targeting to complete 108 recitations. We already have 18 recitations completed and need to just have 2 or 3 recitations per week to meet our goal. Please send your number of complete recitations to Marianne to allow us to keep track of the total number completed.