• Thubten Kunga Ling Tibentan Buddhist Center

  • Thubten Kunga Ling

    Tibetan Buddhist Center for Wisdom

Our Mission – Authentic Teachings with a Modern Perspective

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

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!

Our Method

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.

Our History

Thubten Kunga Ling was founded in 1994, under the spiritual direction of Lama Zopa Rinpoche, by Jacqueline Keeley. In the late 1980’s young Jacie was returning home from a long stay in India and Nepal where she had the fortune to meet and work for Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Pretty soon Jacie saw the tremendous need people had to meet the Dharma to be able to cope with their complicated lives, so she started a meditation group and TKL was born. For many years, the group was composed of a core cluster of interested people, who met in public venues and at private homes. In late 1999, after an inspiring visit the previous year by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, enough strength was gathered to have our first home in Deerfield Beach. In May 2000 we were blessed when Rinpoche sent us Geshe Konchog Kyab who served for sixteen years as our resident teacher. Since 2016, we have had the honor of having Venerable Lhundub Tendron serve as our Resident Teacher. Venerable Tendron is an American nun who studied for seven years with Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche Geshe Tashi Tsering and Geshe Jamyang while living at the FPMT’s Chenrezig Nuns’ Community in Australia. Currently, Venerable Tendron occasionally teaches at TKL while focusing on her own personal Dharma practice.

Our Commitment to Protecting From Abuse

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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FPMT Announcements

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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FPMT Education News

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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  • Affiliated with the FPMT in the lineage of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
  • Thubten Kunga Ling is a separate legal entity and is responsible for its own governance and finance. Charitable contributions are tax deductible.

  • Thubten Kunga Ling for Wisdom Culture
    Thubten Kunga Ling for Wisdom Culture
  • 201 SE 15th Terrace Suite 206
    Deerfield Beach, FL 33441


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