What we're about

Our Phone Number - (954) 421-6224
About TKC Our Mission – Authentic Teachings with a Modern Perspective Our goal at Tubten Kunga Center (“TKC”) 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.
Our Students – Ordinary People from All Backgrounds At TKC, you will find students from all walks of life. Most people who attend classes and events at our center are not Buddhists, but are attracted to Buddhism’s message of peace, compassion, and wisdom. Our students are young and old, married and single, and from all religious and ethnic backgrounds. We provide an engaging selection of classes to suit all levels of interest and effort. 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 – Education, Meditation, Community Service We follow the inspiration of Lama Zopa Rinpoche, spiritual director of the FPMT, and present a variety of courses and programs aimed at improving the hearts and minds of all people. We believe that a combination of study, practice, ritual, and community service is the optimal method for progressing towards enlightenment. Students are encouraged to participate in a variety of classes and projects, to suit their schedules and interests. Most importantly, we expect students to take what they learn into their hearts, and carry it into their every-day lives. At work, at home, in traffic – we help our students cultivate the tools for a happier lifestyle, and a more peaceful environment.
Our Lineage – The FPMT and the Gelugpa Tradition At Tubten Kunga Center, we have been handed down one of the most authentic and unbroken lineages in Buddhism. We adhere to the Gelugpa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, which is the main lineage kept by His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama. Gelugpa Buddhism began in Tibet with the great scholar and practitioner Je Tsongkhapa (1357-1453), who personally founded many of the great Tibetan monasteries, and was tutor to the first Dalai Lama. The Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) has helped share this tradition with the rest of the world, through their network of monasteries, centers, and study groups. The FPMT was founded by Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche. We are pending re-affiliation with the FPMT, and are honored to serve south Florida.
Our Heart – His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama We are supporters of His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama, and the Tibetan government-in-exile.
Our Organization – Volunteer Staff, Donor Supported We are a non-for-profit organization, and we have been serving South Florida for over 10 years. Our “staff” is comprised of volunteers, who give their time to serve TKC’s students. We rely 100% on donations and purchases from our shop to support our expenses. This is truly your center!
Our History – From Study Group to Center Tubten Kunga Center was founded in 1994, under the spiritual direction of Lama Zopa Rinpoche, by Jacqueline Keeley. For many years, the group was composed of a core cluster of interested people, who met in public venues and at private homes. In 1999, thanks to the generosity of our donors, students and practitioners, the Center moved into a physical facility. 
Our Website - Please visit https://thubtenkungaling.org/ for more details of our TKC learning center in Deerfield Beach FL.
Our Location and Procedures -
The TKC center is located in the Cove Shopping center, just West of the Intracoastal bridge on Hillsboro Blvd (about 1/4mile East of US1 or Federal Highway) in Deerfield Beach. The center is on the far West side of the plaza (next to a consignment shop and Indian restaurant) and on the second floor. It is only a few stores in from Hillsboro Blvd on the West side of the plaza. You will see our sign on the double glass door and on the second floor windows there.
We are on the second floor, go up the stairs and make your first left. Help yourself to tea and refreshments if you come early, and don't forget to introduce yourself and sign in. Our committee members will be there to greet you at the desk.

Upcoming events (4+)

Purification Practices

Thubten Kunga Ling

There are various practices in our tradition that have the power to purify obscurations and negative karma that prevent us from actualizing the path. Two such practices are (1) Confession of a Bodhisattva’s Downfalls to the Thirty-Five Buddhas and (2) Vajrasattva Practice. Join fellow students on Saturday morning to complete these practices together. As Lama Yeshe advised, “when you purify the obscuring hindrances, your innate wisdom has a chance to develop.”
Come and purify your negative karma.
In Person only | Walk-Ins welcome.

Guided Meditation In-person

Tubten Kunga Center For Wisdom Culture

Join us for a 30 minute guided meditation each Sunday.
Meditation will be led by one of our students. No need to register - walk-ins welcome!

Becoming Your Own Therapist

Thubten Kunga Ling

In this series, led by Venerable Tendron, we will familiarize ourselves with our minds while reflecting on the negative habits that cause problems in our relationships with others and ourselves. Become your own therapist so that you may continue to develop wisdom and compassion that will enable you to be of benefit to all sentient beings.
In-Pe rson & Via Zoom

Outdoor Potluck Lunch

Sullivan Park

We will meet at Sullivan Park, which is just a 4 minute walk from the center. Walk from the center or drive over. (Note: You will have to pay an entrance fee at the park}
We ask that everyone bring a vegetarian / vegan dish to share and that you provide an ingredient list so that everyone is comfortable with all of the dishes. Please respond to Devorah at [masked] with what you are willing to share. We need main dishes, desserts, snacks, paper plates, napkins, cutlery, and cups. Please provide the serving utensils that will be needed for the dish you bring.
Feel free to bring balls, frisbees, musical instruments or any other item that may add to the delight of the day

Past events (1,589)

Discovering Buddhism: The Mind and It's Potential

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