Kurukulla Center

for Tibetan Buddhist Studies

UPDATES REGARDING LAMA ZOPA RINPOCHE

Singapore, August 2022. Photo by Ven. Lobsang Sherab

On April 13, at 9:30 a.m. Nepal time, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, our most precious guru and spiritual director, entered his final meditation.

You can find all news, updates, and resources here.

Ongoing Livestream: In addition to the resources and updates below, livestream continues of the pujas, prayers and practices being offered twenty-four hours a day (apart from occasional breaks) at Kopan Monastery in front of Rinpoche's holy body.

This period of 49 days (until May 31) is an especially very precious time for us to practice strongly to create merit and purify negativities and to make strong prayers for Lama Zopa Rinpoche's swift return. In particular, those who have benefited in any way from Rinpoche's teachings, taking advantage of this time to join together in community at the Center and engage in practices is a rare and special opportunity, not to be missed. It is for our own benefit that we practice - Rinpoche does not need our help. It is for us to have the merit to meet with his teachings life after life, and to create merit for us to achieve realizations on the path, leading to great happiness for ourselves and others.

Swift Return Prayers Compilation

For the convenience of students, FPMT, Inc. have kindly compiled a booklet consisting of His Holiness' prayer (starting on page 5), along with a small collection of additional prayers for Rinpoche's swift return, composed and offered spontaneously by other distinguished lamas with whom Rinpoche had a connection in this lifetime, including Khenzur Jhado Rinpoche, Rangjung Neljorma Khandro Tseringma, and Lelung Rinpoche — A Prayer for the Swift Return of Lama Zopa Rinpoche by His Holiness the Dalai Lama with additional prayers by other distinguished lamas. You can download a PDF copy from the FPMT, Inc. website.

This Week at Kurukulla Center

Wednesday - May 24, 2023

7:00 - 9:00 PM Special Insight with Geshe Tenley

Thursday - May 25, 2023

6:30 - 7:00 AM Morning Meditation (online) with Marianne Richter

Saturday - May 27, 2023

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Cittamani Tara Puja for the Swift Return of Lama Zopa RInpoche

Sunday - May 28, 2023

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EVENT UPDATE - Lamrim Recitation

Monday - May 29, 2023

6:30 - 7:00 AM Morning Meditation (online) with Marianne Richter

Tuesday - May 30, 2023

7:00 - 8:30 PM Lama Chopa/Guru Puja

Wednesday - May 31, 2023

7:00 - 8:30 PM Cittamani Tara Puja for the Swift Return of Lama Zopa RInpoche

Sunday - Jun 4, 2023

 SAKA DAWA - Lord Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and parinirvana

4:30 - 5:00 AM Twenty-four Hour Mahayana Precepts ceremony Conferred by Geshe Tenley

5:30 AM - 2:00 PM Individual Prayer Recitation

2:00 - 4:00 PM Lama Chopa/Guru Puja



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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.