LAMA KUNGA THARTSE RINPOCHE

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SUNDAY MEDITATION – PUBLIC WELCOME!

Looking for a Buddhist center? Come Sunday to our weekly public meditation. Starting promptly at 10 a.m., the session lasts about 1-1/2 hours. It’s a guided meditation based on the traditional practice of Chenrezig, the Bodhisattva of compassion.

Special Events

TRADITIONAL THANGKA PAINTING CLASS on NOV. 8 AT EWAM CHODEN by Artist Lise Carlson–Sign Up Now–Limited Enrollment

Lise Carlson will teach Introductory Thangka: “Drawing the Female Buddha” at Ewam Choden, on Saturday, NOVEMBER from 10-12 pm.   NOTE: YOU MAY ENTER THIS CLASS AT ANY TIME.  The class will be offered monthly and students can participate at their own pace. All supplies will be provided for the drawing and painting sessions. Previous drawing... [Read more]

NEW Special Teaching by Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche on Sundays after meditation

Recently, Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche has begun to give teachings after the usual Chenrezi compassion meditation on Sunday mornings.  The teaching is an in depth explanation of the Tibetan words of the sadhana.   Rinpoche’s explanations can be both colorful and profound.  Seize this opportunity by coming to the Sunday morning meditation, starting... [Read more]

*COMING UP* KHENPO PEMA WANGDAK TEACHES AT EWAM CHODEN ON OCTOBER 24, 25, 26– Sojong & Lojong and more…..

There is a great weekend of teachings & practice with Khenpo Pema Wangdak at EWAM CHODEN. PUBLIC TALK —Exploring Patience and Its Strength FRIDAY,  OCTOBER 24 AT 7:00 P.M. REQUESTED DONATION—$15.00  Dana (offering) to the Lama is separate. The enduring positive effects of peace, loving-kindness, and compassion, and everything else... [Read more]

Ven. LAMA JAMPA THAYE TEACHES AT EWAM CHODEN ON NOVEMBER 1-2, 2014

ABOUT THE TEACHING     Lama Jampa has kindly offered to teach on the first two points of the Seven Point Mind Training, which includes the preliminaries and the actual practice of Tong-Len (གཏོང་ལེན་) (giving and taking ). He will teach from the untranslated commentary of Tokmé Zangpo, (ཐོགས་མེད་བཟང་པོ),... [Read more]

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Empowerments

COMPLETED–Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche will give Black Dzambhala and Hayagriva Empowerments in the Los Angeles area on September 6 & 7

This event is sponsored by Tsechen Chokhor Ling, a Sakya center located in Arcadia, California.   Black Dzambhala Empowerment on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014  at 1:30 pm   Hayagriva Empowerment on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014 at  1:30 pm Suggested donation is $25 for each empowerment.    The location is Tsechen Chokhor Ling, 12037 Clark Street, Arcadia,... [Read more]

Completed—Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche will give a GREEN TARA empowerment in Ukiah, California on September 20, 2014

Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche will kindly offer the empowerment of GREEN TARA in the Atisha tradition.  This event is sponsored by the sangha members of Tharpa Cho Ling, the retreat center of Ewam Choden in Upper Lake, CA.   Everyone is welcome.  The empowerment may be received with the intention of practice or only as a blessing. A sadhana for practice... [Read more]

Completed EVENT—*NEW* VEN. LAMA KUNGA RINPOCHE will give the RIGSUM GOMPO—Empowerment of the Three Bodhisattvas–plus special teaching on September 28 at 1 pm at Ewam Choden

Ven. Lama Kunga Thartse Rinpoche will kindly offer the three empowerments known together as the Rigsum Gompo. They are  Vajrapani, Manjushri, and Avalokiteshvara. The empowerment of the three Bodhisattvas will be given in a special one-day Rigsum Gompo empowerment. The empowerment will be followed by a special teaching on the Sadhana practice by Lama... [Read more]

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