Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche will kindly bestow the Empowerment of the Medicine Buddha, Sangye Menla (Bhaiṣajyaguru in Sanskrit). The practice of the vibrant lapis-blue Medicine Buddha is a powerful method for healing physical illness, pain and suffering and for alleviating the mental blocks of attachment, hatred and ignorance. There are various ways... [Read more]

EMPOWERMENT OF WHITE MAHAKALA at Ewam Choden on Dec. 17, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Ven. Lama Kunga Thartse Rinpoche will kindly bestow the Empowerment of White Mahakala  (Gonpo Yi-Shin Norbu or Wish-fulfilling Tatagata Gem).  The wrathful White Mahakala is a “wish-granting gem” (that’s a translation of the Tibetan name).  His practice gives all kinds of wealth and prosperity, both material and the highest spiritual attainment. ... [Read more]

EMPOWERMENT OF WHITE UMBRELLA at Ewam Choden on Jan. 1, 2018 at 1:00 pm

VEN. LAMA KUNGA RINPOCHE WILL KINDLY BESTOW THE EMPOWERMENT OF WHITE UMBRELLA (Sanskrit: Sitar Tapatra, Tibetan: Dug kar).  She is known as an emanation of both Avalokiteshvara and of Tara and her 1000 heads and 1000 pairs of arms reflect the combined powers of all the Tathagata Buddhas. Her Empowerment and practice give protection from negative... [Read more]

EMPOWERMENT OF RED TARA at Ewam Choden on Feb. 25, 2018 at 1:00 pm

VEN . LAMA KUNGA RINPOCHE WILL KINDLY BESTOW THE EMPOWERMENT OF RED TARA ( Drolma Marmo) . Red Tara is powerfully beneficial for removing fears and obstacles from our own negativity, and for increasing wealth, longevity, and spiritual power. This empowerment is open to everyone.  The requested donation is $30. Dana (offering) to the Lama and monastic... [Read more]

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Special Events

*NEW* ANNUAL MEMORIAL PRAYERS at Ewam Choden, Nov. 29, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche will conduct the annual Memorial Prayer service at Ewam Choden. This is a gathering to offer prayers for the benefit of all of our friends, relatives and countless sentient beings who have passed on in this year and in previous years.  The event is open to everyone. If you wish, you may bring a photo of a special person or... [Read more]

*NEW* NEW YEAR’S EVE PRAYERS at Ewam Choden on Dec. 31, 2017 from 11:00 pm

Pray for compassion and peace, health and prosperity.  On Sunday, December 31st, starting at 11:00 p.m., Lama Kunga Rinpoche will lead some meditation and the recitation of auspicious prayers. Then, everyone will welcome the New Year with light refreshments, and wishes of peace and joy for all sentient beings.  Everyone is welcome.  Read More →

Completed Happily–PARTY TO CELEBRATE VEN. LAMA KUNGA RINPOCHE’S 82nd BIRTHDAY on Sunday, July 23, 2017

YOU’RE INVITED TO A POTLUCK PICNIC PARTY !    COME TO HONOR AND CELEBRATE THE 82nd BIRTHDAY OF VEN. LAMA KUNGA THARTSE RINPOCHE DATE:  Sunday, July 23, 2017 TIME: 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm LOCATION: Arlington Park, El Cerrito (1120 Arlington Blvd.) Drive northward on Arlington Blvd. after Kensington. The park is on the right with plenty of street... [Read more]

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