Tibetan Buddhist Center for Wisdom
Our goal at Thubten Kunga Ling is to help students achieve their maximum potential for wisdom, happiness, and compassion. Our programs present Buddhist teachings in an authentic and traditional manner, without compromising their integrity. At the same time, we attempt to adapt the presentation of these teachings to modern mentalities, sensibilities, and situations. We are affiliated with the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) which has been teaching Buddhism in the West for several decades and has over 160 centers worldwide.
Our community includes students who are young, middle-aged, old, married, single, and from all religious and ethnic backgrounds. Most are attracted to Buddhism’s message of peace, compassion, and wisdom. We also attempt to foster a community atmosphere, where people can come when they need support during difficult times. We invite you to become a part of our Dharma family, or just drop in as you please!
Following the advice of Lama Zopa Rinpoche, spiritual director of the FPMT, we present a variety of classes and events. We believe that a combination of study, practice, and ritual provide the optimal method for transforming our hearts, our minds into a positive force for kindness, compassion, and wisdom. We provide an engaging selection of classes to suit all levels of interest and effort. Most importantly, we try to inspire students to take what they learn into their hearts and carry it into their everyday lives. At work, at home, in the community, even in traffic – we help students cultivate the tools for a happier lifestyle and a more peaceful environment.
Thubten Kunga Ling was founded in 1994, under the spiritual direction of Lama Zopa Rinpoche, by Jacqueline Keeley. In the late
Thubten Kunga Ling is committed to protecting people attending the Center from harm and abuse. We will also ensure that all staff and volunteers work together, in line with this Protecting from Abuse policy, and act promptly when dealing with allegations or suspicions of abuse or inappropriate behavior. We acknowledge that children, young people and adults can be the victims of physical, sexual and psychological abuse, and neglect. We accept the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant of Human Rights, which states that everyone is entitled to “all the rights and freedoms set forth therein, without distinction of any kind, such as race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status”. We also concur with the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which states that children should be able to develop their full potential, free from hunger and want, neglect and abuse.
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Welcome to Our Round Up of FPMT News in August!
Welcome to the August FPMT International Office e-News! In this month’s e-News we bring you: Updates on Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Schedule, News about New Modules of Living in the Path , New Features from Mandala , News of a New ...
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Advice Regarding Gurus for Students New to Dharma
In FPMT centers, a great deal of emphasis is placed on the practice of guru devotion. Advice Regarding Gurus , a short booklet available through the FPMT Foundation Store, introduces new students to the concept of guru devotion and explains ...
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