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Venerable Amy Miller Teaching at Kurukulla Center in March, 2016
Posted Feb 08 2016 01:00:00pm

Kurukulla Center is once again delighted to have Venerable Amy Miller Visit our Center for teachings this coming March

Venerable Amy will be arriving on Friday, March 18, and will depart on Friday, March 26. Her teaching schedule is as follows:

  • Saturday, March 19, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm: Awakening Mindfulness: The Importance of Meditation and How to Practice Calm Abiding (Shiné)
  • Sunday, March 20, 1:00 to 5:00 pm:Get Real: The Wisdom Realizing Emptiness and How It Creates a Happier, More Peaceful Life
  • Tuesday, March 22, 7:00 to 9:00 pm:The Truth about Tantra: Breaking through the Myth and Understanding Initiations, Sadhanas, and How it Shortcuts Our Path to Enlightenment
  • Thursday, March 24, 7:00 to 9:00 pm: Transforming Anger and Depression

Detailed information regarding each of these classes will shortly be published in our Calendar

About Venerable Amy:

Venerable Amy J. Miller (Ven. Lobsang Chodren) was ordained as a Buddhist nun in June 2000 by the great Tibetan master, Ven. Choden Rinpoche, and has been teaching extensively since 1992. She first encountered Tibetan Buddhism in the spring of 1987 during a course at Kopan Monastery in Nepal. Since then, she has spent a great deal of time engaged in meditation retreats, study, teaching, and Buddhist center management throughout the world.

Her teaching style emphasizes a practical approach to integrating Buddhist philosophy into everyday life. She is happy to help people connect with meditation and mindfulness in an effort to gain a refreshing perspective on normally stressful living. Amy’s courses and retreats focus on establishing and maintaining a meditation and mindfulness practice, death and dying, overcoming anxiety and depression, battling addiction, dealing with self-esteem issues, and cultivating compassion and loving kindness. She is also often involved in leading a variety of retreats.

Amy is the co-author of Buddhism in a Nutshell - and a contributor to Living in the Path, a series of on-line courses produced by FPMT. Based in the United States, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Amy teaches and leads retreats and pilgrimages around the world. Her teaching schedule and other information can be found at www.AmyMiller.com.www.AmyMiller.com


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 - Feb 7, 2016

10:00 am - 12:00 pm Lamrim Teaching with Geshe Ngawang Tenley

12:00 pm 3:00 pm Losar Cleaning to bring in the Tibetan New Year of the Fire Monkey 2143

Monday - Feb 8, 2016

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

Tuesday - Feb 9, 2016

 Losar - Year of the Fire Monkey

5:00 am - 8:00 am Extensive Lama Chopa Guru Puja

8:00 am - 10:00 am Tibetan Community Losar Celebration

7:00 pm - 8:45 pm Celebration of Lama Yeshe's Life

Wednesday - Feb 10, 2016

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

Thursday - Feb 11, 2016

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Recitation of the Kshitigarbha Mantra

Friday - Feb 12, 2016

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Recitation of the Diamond Cutter Sutra and Manjushri-nama-samgiti

Saturday - Feb 13, 2016

5:00 pm - 8:30 pm Recitation of the Sutra of Golden Light

Sunday - Feb 14, 2016

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

10:00 am - 12:00 pm What influences the Power of Karma with Geshe Ngawang Tenley

Monday - Feb 15, 2016

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

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Tara Puja

Tuesday - Feb 16, 2016

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

Wednesday - Feb 17, 2016

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Lama Chopa Guru Puja with 1,000 Tsog Offerings



To see what else is coming up, see our Calendar


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Recitation of the Sutra of Golden Light
Posted Feb 12 2016 11:00:00am

Group Recitation: Saturday, February 13 from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Please join us today in the recitation of this incredible Sutra. We are continuing the recitations of the Sutra of Golden Light for the long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Lama Zopa Rinpoche and all our Teachers, to benefit of all sentient beings and also for the success of Kurukulla Center

We are targetting to complete 216 recitations this year and we have already completed 8 - only 208 to go. Let's add some more with this recitation!

Sunday Morning Class with Geshe Tenley: What Influences the Power of Karma Created
Posted Feb 12 2016 10:00:00am

The strength of karma created is influenced by four different aspects:

  • Powerful owing to the field/recipient
  • Powerful because of the actor
  • Powerful because of the actions
  • Powerful of the intention

In today's class Geshela will be teaching on the second point - how the karma created gains power in terms of the person performing the action.

One of the important aspects that influences the weight karma created, both positive and negative, is having taken vows or not. In Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand Pabongka Rinpoche teaches that if you look at two people, one having taken a vow not to kill and the other not having taken the vow. If both of them do not kill, the person living within vows will create virtue continuously while the person not having vows will not create any virtue during the same period of time.

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