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

SPECIAL TIBETAN NEW YEAR -LOSAR- PRAYERS will accompany MEDITATION on Sunday, February 22, 2015

Ven. Lama Kunga Thartse Rinpoche will lead the usual Chenrezig compassion meditation and, following our tradition, he will add on special recitations and prayers for Losar, the Tibetan New Year of the Wood Sheep. The year is 2142.  Come to meditation at 10:00 a.m. as usual, receive Rinpoche’s blessing,  greet everyone for New Year,  and enjoy... [Read more]

HIS HOLINESS SAKYA TRIZIN will bestow the EMPOWERMENT OF VAJRAKILAYA on APRIL 24 and 25, 2015

The 41st throne holder of the Sakya tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, His Holiness Sakya Trizin, will kindly bestow the Empowerment of Vajrakilaya.  The Empowerment of Vajrakilaya (in Tibetan, Dorje Phurba, rdo rje phur pa) in a major empowerment, so it extends over two days. The first day is the preparation and the second day is the main empowerment. ... [Read more]

The next TRADITIONAL THANGKA PAINTING CLASS will be in March, 2015 at EWAM CHODEN taught by Lise Carlson–Sign Up Now–Limited Enrollment

The date hasn’t been set yet.  Please check back soon. Introductory Thangka: “Drawing the Female Buddha” taught by Lise Carlson at Ewam Choden, continues in March 2015 after the morning meditation.  Pre-registration is required as class is limited to 10. The class is offered monthly and students can participate at their own pace. All supplies... [Read more]

MEDITATION with Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche will be held on Sunday, as usual

Chenrezi compassion mediation beginning at 10:00 am is held at Ewam Choden every Sunday. 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... [Read more]

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Empowerments

UPCOMING EMPOWERMENT OF KURUKULLE on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at Ewam Choden

Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche will kindly bestow the Empowerment of Kurukulle on Sunday, February 15th.      Kurukulle (Tibetan: rig che ma. English: The One of the Action Family) is magnetizing power. Her practice is one of the 13 Golden Dharmas of the Sakyapa. She may be called upon for her powers of enchantment to subdue those evil spirits, demon... [Read more]

UPCOMING EMPOWERMENT OF YELLOW TARA on Sunday, March 29, 2015 at Ewam Choden

Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche will kindly bestow the Empowerment of the Yellow Tara (Vasudhārā in Sanskrit).  The practice of the Bodhisattva Yellow Tara brings wealth and prosperity, both materially and spiritually. The date is Sunday, March 29th.  The empowerment begins at 1:00 pm and has a requested donation of $30. (Offering to the Lama is separate.) A... [Read more]

UPCOMING EMPOWERMENT OF BLUE JACKET VAJRAPANI, Sunday May 24, 2015 at Ewam Choden

Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche will kindly bestow the empowerment of the Blue Jacket Vajrapani.  Vajrapani (Tibetan: chag na dor je. English: the Vajra Holder) is the wrathful yidam, representing the power of all Buddhas.                                                                                         ... [Read more]

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