Special Events

KHENPO MIGMAR TSETEN will teach at Ewam Choden on Thursday, June 16th, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Differences between Sutrayana and Tantrayana (see below for specific details)

Ewam Choden is very pleased to welcome back Khenpo Migmar Tseten to the Center. During his last visit, he taught on the Heart Sutra and on the Four Noble Truths.  His teachings, in fluent English,  are always clear and compassionate, combining straightforwardness for a beginner with depth for the more advanced student and practitioner.  He kindly... [Read more]

Competed–THE ANNUAL HIMALAYAN FAIR is in Live Oak Park in Berkeley, May 21 & 22, 2016

Founded in 1983 by Lama Kunga Rinpoche and Arlene Blum, the annual Himalayan Fair continues to provide entertainment, food, crafts and other wares, education, altruistic support, and all-around fun. As usual, we will have a booth at the Fair, and Lama Kunga Rinpoche will be present (some of the time).  Hours are Saturday, May 21st from about 10 am... [Read more]

Ewam Choden Members Annual Meeting on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 12:30 pm Everyone welcome

At the Annual Members Meeting, Lama Kunga Rinpoche and the Ewam Choden Board of Directors report on the state of our Center, which Rinpoche started about 43 years ago.  Members are asked to give requests and make suggestions.  Also, we look forward to including more participants in the many activities and chores around the Center.  Everyone who attends... [Read more]

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EMPOWERMENT OF MIYOWA on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at Ewam Choden at 1:00 p.m.

Ven. Lama Kunga Thartse Rinpoche will kindly bestow the EMPOWERMENT of MIYOWA (in Sanskrit, Achala) at Ewam Choden on Sunday, May 29th.  The starting time is 1:00 p.m.  Miyowa, the Immovable One, is a wrathful protector who helps the practitioner remove all types of outer and inner obstacles, including diseases. The starting time is 1:00 p.m.  Please... [Read more]

EMPOWERMENT OF BLACK DZAMBHALA – Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.

Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche will kindly bestow the EMPOWERMENT of BLACK DZAMBHALA  at Ewam Choden on Sunday, June 26th, 2016. The starting time is 1:00 p.m.  Please arrive earlier to register.  The requested donation is $30.  Dana (offering) to the Lama and assisting monastic is separate.  There is no prerequisite and everyone is welcome.  A practice... [Read more]


The dates for these empowerments, and more information, will be announced later.  Read More →

VAJRAYOGINI BLESSING at Ewam Choden – Date to be announced later

Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche will kindly bestow the Blessing of Vajrayogini  at Ewam Choden at a future date to be announced.  This event has a strict prerequisite.  In order to receive it,  you must have already received an empowerment of Hevajra or of Chakrasamvara from a Sakya lama. Details about this event are not yet available.      Read More →

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