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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

EWAM CHODEN MEMBERSHIP DRIVE and Thanks for your donations

Lama Kunga Rinpoche, the EC Board of Directors, members, students, and all who benefit from our center give heartfelt thanks to everyone who answered our call for “end of the year” donations, and to those who continue to be generous with their offerings.  The Center survives from the various donations and cannot exist without them.   Also,... [Read more]

Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche’s travels

Lama Kunga Rinpoche will be attending the teachings of H.H. Sakya Trizin in Walden, New York from the end of March through April, and then in Vancouver, B.C. in early April.  Later, he will be making other travels.  Please click on the CALENDAR on the right side of this page for specific dates. The weekly Sunday compassion meditation at EC, based... [Read more]

COMPLETED *LOSAR* TIBETAN NEW YEAR MEDITATION on Sunday March 2nd at 10:00 a.m at Ewam Choden

The usual Sunday compassion meditation will be combined with special meditation prayers in celebration of Losar, the Tibetan New Year.   Lama Kunga Rinpoche will bless everyone, and refreshments are served.  Everyone is welcome.    Read More →

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EMPOWERMENT OF VAJRAVIDARANA on Sunday, May 25, 2014 at Ewam Choden

For the first time, Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche will kindly bestow the empowerment of Vajravidarana, or Dorje Namjom in Tibetan, at Ewam Choden on Sunday, May 25, 2014, at 1:00 p.m.  Vajravidarana is green and holds a double vajra.  His practice provides powerful purification and cleansing of negativity and diseases.  The requested donation is $30.... [Read more]

EMPOWERMENT OF ORANGE MANJUSHRI on June 15, 2014 at Ewam Choden

Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche will kindly bestow the empowerment of Orange Manjushri at Ewam Choden on Sunday, June 15, 2014, at 1:00 p.m.  Manjushri is the Bodhisattva of transcendental wisdom.  The practice of Manjushri cuts ignorance and delusion, and opens the mind of wisdom.   The requested donation is $30. and dana (personal offering) to the Lama... [Read more]

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