Kurukulla Center

Audio Teachings

Choden Rinpoche

Special Visit Summer 2010
Gelug-Kagyu Tradition of Mahamudra

August 27, 2010
August 29, 2010

Special Visit Fall 2004
Kurukulla Center is honored to welcome Venerable Choden Rinpoche for a series of teachings in November 2004. Rinpoche will teach on Atisha's A Lamp for the Path and give a Yamantaka and Kurukulla Empowerment.

November 7, 2004
November 8, 2004 (Note: Beginning 30 minutes of audio of translator on 11/8/04 recording is poor.)
November 10, 2004
November 12, 2004
November 13, 2004

Special Visit Fall 2005
Lines of Experience
The Lines of Experience, a Lamrim prayer written in 25 verses by Lama Tsongkhapa, one of the most eminent scholar and practitioners in Buddhist history, is introduced and discussed by Ven. Choden Rinpoche, himself an eminent scholar-practitioner. This very personal prayer speaks of the practices Je Tsongkhapa followed and the view he cultivated to become closer to liberation. This is an excellent introduction to the path to enlightenment texts for newer students and an excellent opportunity for more experienced students to review the points of the path.

November 19, 2005
November 20, 2005
December 2, 2005

Oral Transmission of Two Dharma Treatises: The Ornament of Clear Realizations and Seventy Topics
Tonight Venerable Choden Rinpoche continues the respected Buddhist tradition of formally passing on the teachings from teacher to disciple. Rinpoche recites the texts in Tibetan and in so doing secures the survival of the lineage from the time of Shakyamuni Buddha up to the present. For much of this year, Geshe Tsulga has been teaching these texts so we are very fortunate to receive the blessing of the lineage from this great guru and lineage holder. Prior to imparting the oral transmission, Rinpoche will give an explanatory talk.

November 30, 2005 - Clear Realizations Oral Transmission

Oral Transmission of Two Puja Texts: The Guru Puja & Medicine Buddha Puja
We regularly perform these two pujas at Kurukulla Center. By receiving these transmissions, our practice of them will be great enhanced. The oral transmissions will be prefaced by an explanatory talk.

December 1, 2005

Special Visit Spring 2007
Seven Point Mind Training
Kadampa Geshe Chekawa's Seven-Point Mind Training is the main Tibetan source for the genre of teachings generally known as "mind training." Although all the Buddha's teachings were meant for training the mind, the connotation of mind training is the development of bodhicitta, the determination to reach enlightenment for the sake of all sentient beings.

Rinpoche will give commentary on this great mind transformation or "lo.jong" text which can be found here.

Based on two famous lines from Nagarjuna's Precious Garland, "May the negativity and suffering of others ripen on me and may all my virtue and happiness ripen on them," these teachings give clear practical instruction in overcoming self-cherishing - the main hindrance to enlightenment - and transforming problems into happiness.

April 13, 2007 - Seven-Point Mind Training
April 14, 2007 - Seven-Point Mind Training
April 15, 2007 - Praise To Shakyamuni Buddha
April 17, 2007 - LamRim Prayer
April 18, 2007 - LamRim Prayer
April 20, 2007 - LamRim Prayer
April 22, 2007 - Namgyalma Long Life Empowerment