To register for Uncommon White Tara Empowerment and Teaching, CLICK HERE
Together with Sakya Dechen Ling,, Ewam Choden will host teachings by the venerable and inspirational teacher, Her Eminence Jetsun Kushok, on August 9 through August 13. Please note below the prerequisites for two empowerments.
UNCOMMON WHITE TARA Empowerment and Instruction–Aug. 9 to 11,
A public blessing empowerment of GREEN TARA–Aug. 10,
VAJRAYOGINI Empowerment and short teaching at Ewam Choden–Aug. 12 to 13.
TO READ ABOUT H.E. JETSUN KUSHOK’S LIFE, Click here.
Lama Kunga Thartse Rinpoche will kindly bestow the empowerment of goddess Tashi Tseringma at Ewam Choden on Sunday, May 26 at 1:00 p.m.
Tashi Tseringma and the four other mountain goddesses with her are known as The Five Sisters of Long Life.
Tamed by Padmasabhava and others, they vowed to Milarepa to protect the Dharma and Dharma practitioner.
You may receive their blessings and protection through this unusual empowerment that also has a connection with Vajrayogini.
Please arrive early in order to register, and as usual, be considerate of our neighbors when parking. This event is open to anyone. The requested donation is $30. Dana (offering) to the Lama and to the monastics (our assisting nun and monk) is separate.
HIS HOLINESS SAKYA TRIZIN will kindly and generously visit Ewam Choden and give teachings on May 4 & 5.
On Saturday morning, May 4th, His Holiness will bestow the empowerment of Vajrapani Bhutadamara.
This will take place at
The Arlington Community Church in Kensington, CA at 10:30 a.m. The requested donation is $30.00. Dana (offering) to the Lama is separate. Please arrive early to register.
On Saturday evening, May 4th, at 7:00 p.m., His Holiness will give a public talk on the subject, “Freeing the Heart and Mind: Introduction to the Buddhist Path“.
Everyone is welcome.
The admission is $20.00, $10.00 seniors and students.
This will also take place at The Arlington Community Church in Kensington, CA.
LOCATION of both (above) events — The Arlington Community Church is at 52 Arlington Ave. in Kensington. Wheelchair accessible with convenient parking nearby (in the area and across the street).
On Sunday, May 5th, His Holiness will meet the Tibetan community. He will bestow a Long-Life Empowerment and give a talk in Tibetan. The organizer is the SF Bay area Tibetan Sakya group (presented by Bay Area Tsechen Ling).
The location is the Berkeley Adult School, 1701 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley
The time is 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. and the doors open at noon.
His Holiness Sakya Trizin is the 41st throne holder of the Sakya Order of Tibetan Buddhism, and has been the supreme head of its many disciples for over fifty years. He is a descendent of the great masters who founded the order in 1073 and is considered to be an emanation of Manjushri, the Bodhisattva of transcendental wisdom.
He has been praised by His Holiness the Dalai Lama as ‘King of Vajrayana practitioners,’ and is renowned throughout the world for the brilliance and clarity of his teachings and his fluency and precise command of English.
Receiving teachings directly from His Holiness carries a special lineage of blessings from the founders of the Sakya Order, as well as from Manjushri himself.
Lama Kunga Thartse Rinpoche will kindly bestow the empowerment of Sangye Menla, the Medicine Buddha. The location is the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church 640 S. Orchard Ave., Ukiah, California.
Lama Kunga Rinpoche will bestow empowerments at Drikung Kyobpa Choling.
Empowerments of White Mahakala and Medicine Buddha will be given on Saturday, April 13, 2013.
Chenresig Meditation and Tsok Offering will take place on Sunday, April 14, 2013.
(Click link below for more information.)
It is with great sadness that Ewam Choden announces the passing of Wolfgang Saumweber.
Wolf succumbed to cancer this morning January 21st.
Wolf was a student of Lama Kunga Rinpoche and a great friend and supporter of our community. A dedicated dharma practitioner, he particularly benefited our Center by working with Lama Kunga Rinpoche on the editing of sadhanas. His elaborate and colorful layouts are now the standard for EC sadhanas.
Wolf also created and maintained Ewam Choden’s first website and generously established numerous Vajrayana websites
Wolfgang will be greatly missed.
We ask for your prayers to assist him during this transition, and may all the great works he performed bring benefit to him, his wife Linda, and his family.
His Holiness Dalai Lama with Wolf
While Rinpoche is receiving medical treatments, we will still continue our traditional Sunday Chenrezig meditation, which will also include a brief Medicine Buddha recitation. Beginning at 10 a.m., these sessions will be lead by Rinpoche’s senior students. Click here for more info
(Sanskrit: Sitar Tapatra, Tibetan: Dug kar)
Lama Kunga Rinpoche kindly bestowed the Empowerment of White Umbrella from the lineage of Bari Lotsawa. She is known both as an emanation of Avaloktishvara and of Tara and her 1000 heads and 1000 pairs of arms reflect the combined powers of all the Tathagata Buddhas. Her Empowerment gives protection from negative emotions, harms, afflictions and obstacles.
The location is the Ewam Choden center. No advance registration is required. The empowerment begins at 1:00 p.m. promptly so please plan to arrive no later than 12:30 p.m.
A donation of $30 is requested and dana (offering) to the lama is considered separate.