Program Details

Kurukulla Practice


November 1 / 4:00 PM - December 6 / 5:30 PM


Open to those who have received the transmission (abhisheka) to this practice.


Kurukulla is known as the Padmadakini Kurukulla, an enlightened wisdom deity who at the ultimate level magnetizes the mind of enlightenment. Kurukulla belongs to the padma family of deities, which includes Amitabha, Avalokiteshvara, Hayagriva, and Padmasambhava. In her most popular form, Kurukulla is red with four arms, and stands in dancing posture holding a bow and arrow, hook and lasso, all of which are made of lotus flowers.

Traditionally, Kurukulla is invoked to magnetize people, wealth, and energy to virtuous endeavors. In Tibet, she was especially popular during periods of rapid growth and popularization of the dharma, such as during the spread of the Nyingma tradition at the time of the 11th century siddha-scholar, Rongzom Pandita. The Sakyong’s previous incarnation, Jamyang Mipham Gyatso (1846-1912) encouraged the practice of Kurukulla during a time of great expansion and consolidation of the Nyingma during the Rime period.
 
We will be doing the Guru Yoga section of the practice.

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