At the heart of the Seven-Point Mind Training lies the idea that the circumstances that life brings us, however difficult, are the raw material from which we create our own spiritual path and transformation. The central theme of the Seven-Point Mind Training is to make the liberating shift from the constricting solitude of self-centeredness to the warm kinship with others which occurs with the cultivation of cherishing others. This mind training is especially well-suited for those with a busy life. It helps us to reexamine our relationships—to family, friends, enemies, and strangers—and gradually transform our responses to whatever life throws our way.
Geshe Chekawa Yeshe Dorje (1102–1176) was a prolific Kadampa Buddhist meditator and his text, the Seven-Point Mind Training, is revered as one of the most effective mind transformation teachings, explaining concise tools to transform adversity into the path to enlightenment.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche, the FPMT's Spiritual Director, was born in 1945 in Thami, not far from the Lawudo cave in the Mount Everest region of Nepal, where his previous incarnation, Lama Kunzang Yeshe, meditated for the last twenty years of his life. At the age of three Rinpoche was recognized as the reincarnation of the Lawudo Lama. From 1956 to 1959 he studied at Domo Monastery in Tibet, and in 1959, he fled Tibet in the wake of the Chinese occupation and continued his study and practice in Tibetan refugee camps in India, where he met Lama Thubten Yeshe (1935-1984), who became his principal teacher. In 1969, the Lamas began teaching Buddhism to Westerners at Kopan Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal. In 1974 they began traveling the world to spread the Dharma. Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche founded the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition in 1975.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche asked Dr. Nick Ribush to establish Kurukulla Center in 1989.
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A discounted hotel room rate of $199.00+ tax has been pre-arranged at the Hyatt Place Hotel in Medford, MA. The discounted rate is available from Friday August 17 to Monday August 20. The Hyatt is a newly renovated and very comfortable hotel, only a twelve minute walk to Kurukulla Center, and at $199/night, it’s a great price.
Please make your reservations no later than August 10 to receive the discounted rate. The discount will not be available after this date.
IMPORTANT: When calling to make reservations 1-888-492-8847, please mention the Lama Zopa Rinpoche or Kurukulla Center room block to receive the special rate.
If you prefer to make arrangements on-line please go to this site and enter the reservation dates of stay. If you select dates that are outside of August 17 to 20, the rate will not show up. Once the dates of stay are entered, select “Special Rates” and select “Corporate or Group Code” and enter G-KCRB as the group code. The reservation page for the group (Lama Zopa) will then be displayed.
We hope to see you for these very special teachings with Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
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