Special Events

Happily Completed—BIRTHDAY PARTY PICNIC FOR VEN. LAMA KUNGA RINPOCHE on SUNDAY, AUGUST 4, 2019 in the Arlington Park

ANNUAL POTLUCK BIRTHDAY PARTY for VEN. LAMA KUNGA RINPOCHE We will honor Ven. Lama Kunga Thartse Rinpoche with a party and prayers and wishes for his continued long healthy life of dharma activities for the benefit of all beings. EVERYONE IS WELCOME!  BRING FOOD TO SHARE.  Reminder: Lama Kunga Rinpoche doesn’t eat anything with sugar or any sweetener.... [Read more]

COMPLETED—EMPOWERMENTS with HIS EMINENCE GYANA VAJRA RINPOCHE April 21-22, 2019

His Eminence Gyana Vajra Rinpoche has kindly agreed to bestow the following two empowerments.     VAJRAKILAYA TORMA EMPOWERMENT on Sunday, April 21, 2019.   There is no prerequisite. This event is open to everyone.  The requested donation is $55. TIME:  2:00 pm.  Arrive earlier to check in.   LOCATION:  Gyuto Foundation,   6401 Bernhard... [Read more]

Completed for now. May resume again.–TIBETAN READING & WRITING LANGUAGE CLASSES WITH VEN. LAMA KUNGA RINPOCHE at Ewam Choden

BEGINNING and CONTINUING TIBETAN LANGUAGE CLASSES We are very happy to announce that Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche has kindly offered to hold another series of two different weekly classes in Introductory Tibetan Language, Reading and Writing. Open to everyone, the classes start at the beginner level. There is also a continuing class for people who began... [Read more]

COMPLETED—-LECTURE by Elisabeth Benard on the SAKYA JETSUNMAS, Saturday, March 9, 2019, 3:00 pm at Ewam Choden

This is a notice of an event presented by Sakya Dechen Ling, the local northern California center of Her Eminence Jetsun Kushok Chime Luding.  Here, below, is information about the event.  You may go to the SDL website (click there) for further details and to register.  Elisabeth Benard speaks on 
Born to Practice: The Sakya Jetsunma Phenomenon
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Empowerments

EMPOWERMENT OF MARICHI (LHAMO OSER CHENMA) at Ewam Choden on SUNDAY, AUGUST 25th, 2019

Venerable Lama Kunga Rinpoche will kindly bestow the empowerment and practice teachings of Marichi (Lhamo Ozer Chenma).  Lhamo Ozer Chenma, the Queen of Light, drives a cart pulled by seven swine. The embodiment of the first rays of dawn, she is invoked by travelers for protection from all hazards of the road. Her ability to dispel the fears of the... [Read more]

EMPOWERMENT OF SIMHAMUKHA Five Families at Ewam Choden on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2019

Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche has kindly agreed to bestow the Empowerment of Simhamukha, Five Families. More information on this empowerment will be posted soon. The empowerment begins at 1:00 pm and has a requested donation of $30. (Offering to the Lama is separate.)
 A practice sadhana will be given, but the empowerment can be taken as a blessing.
 There... [Read more]

Completed–EMPOWERMENT OF GYALTSEN TSEMO PUNG GYEN at Ewam Choden on Sunday, JULY 28, 2019

Ven. Lama Kunga Thartse Rinpoche has kindly agreed to bestow the EMPOWERMENT of GYALTSEN TSEMO PUNG GYEN on Sunday, July 24, 2019. Gyalsten Tsemo Pung Gyen རྒྱལ་མཚན་རྩེ་མོའི་དཔུང་རྒྱན  is a goddess associated with the Victory Banner (“gyaltsen”) as the ornament on the top. Her practice... [Read more]

Completed—-EMPOWERMENT OF SINGHANATA at Ewam Choden on Sunday, JUNE 30, 2019

Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche has kindly agreed to bestow the Empowerment of  SINGHANATA, LION’S ROAR AVALOKITESHVARA (Senggedra Chenrezi).   Singhanata is seated with the Naga King and many great nagas. His practice cures secret naga diseases and purifies non-virtuous karma, as it takes you on the path to enlightenment. The empowerment begins at 1:00... [Read more]

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