Special Events

A NEW CLASS–Introduction to the Uttaratantra or Sublime Continuum: Maitreya’s treatise on Buddha-nature–CONTINUES THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2016 from 7pm to 9pm

NOTE  New class members, who didn’t attend the first meeting, are welcome. Everyone should email the instructor for information and materials at jwp6@columbia.edu CLASS Introduction to the Uttaratantra or Sublime Continuum: Maitreya’s treatise on Buddha-nature led by John Whitney Pettit, scholar and practitioner.  Six (or seven) classes... [Read more]

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

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.  New members are... [Read more]

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Empowerments

EMPOWERMENT OF MIYOWA May 29, 2016 at Ewam Choden

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]

EMPOWERMENTS OF 21 TARAS in the Atisha tradition at Ewam Choden on June 24 thru 26, 2016 at Ewam Choden

Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche will kindly bestow the entire 21 Tara series of Empowerments on Friday, June 24th in the evening, and all day, Saturday the 25th and Sunday the 26th.  Everyone is welcome. Complete details about this event are not yet available, but save the dates!      Read More →

VAJRAYOGINI BLESSING at Ewam Choden on Sunday, July 31, 2016

Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche will kindly bestow the Blessing of Vajrayogini on Sunday, July 31, 2016 at Ewam Choden.  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 →

EMPOWERMENT OF BLACK DZAMBHALA at Ewam Choden TO BE ANNOUNCED

Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche will kindly bestow the EMPOWERMENT of BLACK DZAMBHALA  at Ewam Choden at a later date.  Please check back. The starting time is 1:00 p.m.  Please arrive early 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. ... [Read more]

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