Kurukulla Center

for Tibetan Buddhist Studies

Second Annual Sakadawa Interfaith Celebration
Posted May 06 2015 04:00:00pm

Second Annual Sakadawa Interfaith Celebration
Saturday, May 30th from 3:00 to 5:00 pm

Kurukulla Center for Tibetan Buddhist Studies invites you to the second annual interfaith event commemorating the Life of the Buddha on Saturday, May 30th from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.

Buddha was born 2633 years ago, and this commemoration (known as Sakadawa in Tibetan), is the time when the Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and passing is honored. On this special occasion we are inviting friends from all faiths and backgrounds to join in an evening of prayer and reflection. Members of the Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh and Hindu faith communities will be presenting a prayer, reading, or song. In addition, representatives of various Buddhist traditions will be at our celebration, including monks and nuns from Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Viet Nam, China, Tibet, and Korea. There will be prayers for world peace, inter-religious harmony and prayers in remembrance of the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.

Refreshments will be served and local Tibetans will offer a cultural performance.

We look forward to sharing this wonderful occasion with you.

May all beings be well and happy!


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

Wednesday - May 20, 2015

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

Thursday - May 21, 2015

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

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

Sunday - May 24, 2015

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

10:00 am - 12:00 pm Pujas: What they are, why we perform them and the merit we create; with Thubten Damchoe

Monday - May 25, 2015

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Everyday Dharma with Sean González

Tuesday - May 26, 2015

7:00 pm - 8:45 pm Tara Puja

Wednesday - May 27, 2015

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

Thursday - May 28, 2015

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

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

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

Saturday - May 30, 2015

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Second Annual Sakadawa Interfaith Celebration

Sunday - May 31, 2015

10:00 am - 12:00 pm A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life with Geshe Ngawang Tenley

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



To see what else is coming up, see our Calendar


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Pujas: What they are, why we perform them and the merit we create; with Thubten Damchoe
Posted May 23 2015 01:00:00am

Sunday class: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Today Damchoe will talk about pujas, why we perform them, what they are and why one collects infinite merit when doing this.

This talk will be followed by a Q&A session where you can bring any of your dharma questions for discussion.

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Damchoe trained at Kopan Monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal, the heart center of the FPMT and was a monk for more than 20 years. He came to Kurukulla Center as Geshe Tsulga's interpreter in 1999. We are very fortunate to have Damchoe as Kurukulla's translator, giving us access to Geshe Tenley's teachings with precision, dedication and humor. As well, the center benefits from Damchoe's many other skills including ritual arts and as chant leader at pujas leading with his deep, resonate voice.