SPIRITUAL ARTS

July 11, 2020 by  
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CALLIGRAPHY and TREASURE VASES and PAINTINGS

Ven. Lama Kunga Thartse Rinpoche has demonstrated his skills in arts and crafts for many years. He has made traditional cloth mountings for thangkas, shaped sculptures of Tibetan kings, painted memories of Ngor monastery, created Wealth and Earth Treasure Vases, and much more.

CALLIGRAPHY

PARNASHAVARI MANTRA by Lama Kunga Rinpoche

Recently, Rinpoche has been making traditional Tibetan calligraphy.
Here is a sample piece that is the mantra of Bodhisattva goddess Parnashavari, the subduer of pandemics. This is written on Tibetan rice paper, and it is 15″ x 7″, unmounted. It is signed with Rinpoche’s signature as well as stamp. (Note that the brown on the top and bottom here is the table surface.)
Because of the pandemic, Lama Kunga has done the Parnashavari mantra. He is open to accepting orders for some other mantras
, as well as other size presentations.

You may receive one of Lama Kunga Rinpoche’s calligraphy pieces with a donation of $108.
The payment is for the maintenance and support of the Ewam Choden Center.
To order, send an email to Ewam Choden. You may also pay directly on the Ewam Choden website, using the “Donate” link. Be sure to give your correct mailing address and a message about the Calligraphy.

PAINTINGS

*New* MEDITATION LIVE WITH ZOOM, SUNDAY AUGUST 9, 2020 AT 10:00 AM Pacific time.

April 15, 2020 by  
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We are happy and appreciative that Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche has very kindly agreed to conduct the traditional Sunday morning compassion meditation and teaching in a live Zoom space at 10:00 am PDT on Sunday, August 9, 2020.

Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche at Zoom Meditation in the Ewam Choden Shrine Room

Everyone is invited to attend by following these instructions.
Please read everything.
If you’ve attended previously, all the info is the same and the password is the same.

The ZOOM address and Meeting ID are here below, but you need to get a password. Get the password by emailing Ewam Choden, here and requesting it in advance. The Chenrezig meditation sadhana used for our practice will be sent to you in the (same) email with the password if you don’t have it. PLEASE NOTE: If you’re new to the Center, you’ll be asked for some information about yourself.

GENERAL INFORMATION
Broadcast will begin 10-15 min before scheduled start.

Please mute yourselves–moderator will control microphones for all. While reciting together is an aspect of the practice, the sound fidelity in this streaming format is very uneven. So we need to try to limit the audio to Rinpoche’s speaking only.

When Rinpoche arrives, he’s like to see you all, so keep the video on at first. Then, please shut off your video.
This helps with bandwidth at the Center, since the broadcast in the Shrine Room is far from the Wifi.

At the end of the meditation, we will again turn on our videos for Rinpoche to see everyone again. People may ask questions.

This is an open session, and you may invite friends. However, there is a 100-computer limit to our license, so prompt arrival is encouraged.

If Rinpoche asks for questions at the end, you can send it through the Chat tool (look for Speech bubble icon).

Donations to Lama Kunga Rinpoche and Ewam Choden may be sent through the “DONATE” button on the front page of this website.

GET THE ZOOM application in order to be ready.

TO Join The Zoom MEDITATION Meeting: Use the link at the time of the meeting. The link doesn’t work until that time.

Log in and follow the message to wait until the room opens.

Join Zoom Meeting here:
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Password: (Get it by emailing EC in advance.)

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Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Chenrezig)

MEDITATION with Lama Kunga Rinpoche on Zoom – SUCCESS

April 7, 2020 by  
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We are happy and appreciative that Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche very kindly agreed to conduct the traditional Sunday morning compassion meditation in a live Zoom space on Sunday, April 5, 2020.

The session took place with Rinpoche on his seat in the Ewam Choden shrine room and attendees on their seats across the USA and in other places.
Many thanks to the 50+ dharma students who coordinated their location times and attended.

Lama Kunga Rinpoche enhanced the usual Avalokiteshvara and Amitabha practice with the mantras of Padmasambhava, Sangye Menla (Medicine Buddha), and Parnashavari, and also the mantra from the Heart Sutra.
We appreciated his instruction on how to think about the pandemic threat and what to do.

It isn’t known now if this will be done next Sunday, or another day, again. Look for another email announcement and notice here. Sign up to be on the EC email list if you’re not on it.
And, as Rinpoche told us, keep up with your meditation practice at home, for the sake of all sentient beings.

Thanks to Daniel and Brian who facilitated this event.

completed–SAKA DAWA—SACRED and CELEBRATORY MONTH from May 23, 2020 – Special Day is June 5, full moon day

April 1, 2020 by  
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LKR offer khatak

 Click on photos to enlarge them.

Flower

The Life of the Buddha

Life of Buddha Thangka                                                                                                                               

SAKA DAWA  In Tibetan, Dawa is moon and Saka is a star that appears with the full moon at this time.  DURING SAKA DAWA, we commemorate the Birth, the Enlightenment, and the Parinirvana (death) of the Buddha. This is the fourth month of the Tibetan calendar, starting on May 23 in the year 2020.  The most holy day is the day of the full moon (15th Tibetan day), which is June 5th.  During the entire period, the merit of all good that you do or think is multiplied many times, from 100 to 100,000 times to as many as one hundred million times.  On the other hand,  your negative deeds and thought are also multiplied.  Therefore, this is a perfect time to be focused and dedicated to spiritually positive behavior.

WHAT IN PARTICULAR CAN WE DO?  Respectfully clean your shrine and make offerings to the Three Jewels and your shrine space. Practice generosity to all beings. This includes the generosity of forgiving the people and situations that upset and enrage you. Forgive yourself, too, in order to awaken your own Buddha-nature. Practice meditation, especially with compassion and without grasping.  Do any of your Buddhist practices with focus and sincerity.  Light incense and candles, place water bowls, and dedicate them.  Read biographies of the Mahasiddhas and of great Lamas.  Save and assist animals and insects. Be kind and patient with all people.  You can also make mental offerings of all kinds.  Some people take the Eight Mahayana Precepts for a day or more, especially on the full moon day, June 9th.  Eat vegetarian or vegan.  Spend a couple of days eating like an ordained person–nothing to eat after 1 pm.  Recite food offering prayers before you take food, and visualize the offering to the Three Jewels.

Here are the traditional Sakya food offering prayers used by Lama Kunga Rinpoche at Ewam Choden.

CLICK ON THE  WORDS AFTER THE ARROW TO OPEN A DOWNLOADABLE PDF FILE    —–>  FOOD OFFERING PRAYERS

HERE are photos taken during Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche’s last trip to India.

Bodhgaya   and   Sarnath

Bodhigaya              LKR Sarnath       

Buddha statue

(Thangka photo courtesy of http://www.himalayanart.org/items/30696)

PRAYERS FOR ELIMINATING EPIDEMICS

March 24, 2020 by  
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PRAYERS FOR ELIMINATING EPIDEMICS

The following information gives you dharma practices to help alleviate the sufferings of people and to subdue the virus epidemic.

(1) “The Prayer that Saved Sakya” transmission from His Holiness Kyabgon Gongma Trichen Rinpoche can be seen here. After receiving this transmission, you are encouraged to recite this prayer.

The Prayer that Saved Sakya from Epidemics

By Mahasiddha Thangthong Gyalpo

Lamas, tutelary deities, buddhas, and bodhisattvas,
All objects of refuge in general, and especially the greatly compassionate Goddess dressed in leaves (Parṇaśabarī) and her encircling retinue, Protect all beings from illness, negativity, and misfortune!

May all the ailments which oppress the minds of beings,
The attacks of diseases, negative forces, elemental spirits and the like, Arising from karma and immediate circumstances
Never occur anywhere in the universe.

May all the painful sicknesses which snatch life away, Separating mind and body in a single instant Like an executioner dragging away his victim, Never occur anywhere in the universe.

May epidemics, temporary or chronic,
The mere sound of whose name engenders fear Like falling into the jaws of Yama, lord of death, Never harm any being.

May the eighty-thousand types of harmful obstacles, The three-hundred-sixty sudden dangers from evil spirits, The four-hundred-four types of disease and other ills, Never strike any being.

May all sufferings due to disturbances of the four elements, Which plunder the well-being of body and mind be pacified; May we have radiance, strength,
Health and happiness, and a long life free from sickness.

Through the compassion of the Teachers and Three Jewels, The ability and might of the dakinis and Dharma protectors, And the power of the unfailing law of cause and effect, May all our dedications and wishes be fulfilled.

(2) You may recite the following—Parnaśavari is a powerful mantra used for subduing epidemics.

The goddess Parṇaśavarī (or Parṇaśabarī), who is known in Tibetan as Loma Gyönma (lo ma gyon ma) or ‘Leaf-Clad’ is particularly associated with the healing of contagious disease.
Dharani of Goddess Parnaśavari

།ༀ་པི་ཤཱ་ཙི་པརྣ་ཤ་བ་རི་སརྦ་ཛྭ་ར་པྲ་ཤ་ན་ཡེ་སྭཱ་ཧཱ།
Oṃ piśaci parnaśavari sarva jvara praśamana svāhā.

The transliteration given to us by Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche is the following:
OM PI SHATSE PARNA SHAWARI SARVA ZOWARA PARSHA MANAYA SVAHA

CANCELLATION OF ALL EVENTS AT EWAM CHODEN until further notice – posted on 3/13/20

March 13, 2020 by  
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Ven. Lama Kunga RInpoche wants you to know that he is sorry we have to do this.
He wants everyone to be as safe and healthy as possible.
On the other hand, we want our precious Lama to be as safe and healthy as possible.
Therefore, Sunday compassion meditation, empowerments, classes, and all other activities at Ewam Choden will not be conducted for the time being.
We’ll send an announcement of any change.

Meanwhile, you may do the (Sunday) Chenrezig meditation at home, saying prayers and mantras for the benefit of all sentient beings.

Send an email if you have any comment or question.  info@ewamchoden.org

CANCELLED—EMPOWERMENT OF WHITE SARASWATI (Yangchen) SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2020 at Ewam Choden

October 9, 2019 by  
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        A NOTICE FOR YOU  —   EMPOWERMENT CANCELLATION 

We are very sorry to say that Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche has decided to   cancel the upcoming empowerment of White Saraswati that was scheduled for Sunday, March 15, 2020.
Rinpoche wants everyone to be as safe and healthy as possible,
and not to take unnecessary health risks at this time.
To those of you who had planned for some time to attend this empowerment and were going to travel from a distance, we sincerely apologize for this inconvenience and disappointment. We hope you can come at another time.
Meanwhile, please say your prayers for the health and happiness of all beings.
Lama Kunga Rinpoche sends his blessings and good wishes to all of you.

Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche has kindly agreed to bestow the empowerment of White Saraswati on Sunday, March 15, 2020.

 

White Saraswati

Completed—ANNUAL MEMORIAL PRAYERS on Thursday, November 21st, 2019 at 7:00 pm at Ewam Choden

October 7, 2019 by  
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Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche will conduct the annual Memorial Prayer service at Ewam Choden.

Annually, Ewam Choden holds 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.
You may bring a photo of a special person or animal you wish to include.   You may bring tea candles or flowers to set up near the shrine.   The gathering begins at 7 p.m. and lasts for one and a half to two hours.


 

Completed–LOSAR (Tibetan New Year) ORACLE SOUP PARTY on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2020, 7:00 pm, at Ewam Choden.

October 7, 2019 by  
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Welcome to the Tibetan New Year Celebrations at Ewam Choden !
༄༅།།ལོ་གསར་ལ་བཀྲ་ཤིས་བདེ་ལེགས་ཞུ།      Losar La Tashi Delek    New Year’s Greetings!   
The new year is 2147, the year of the Male Iron Rat.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME !

FRIDAY EVENING, 2/21/19 at 7:00 pm at Ewam Choden:   ORACLE SOUP POTLUCK PARTY

Everyone is welcome to a LOSAR potluck party at Ewam Choden on Friday, February 21st at 7:00 pm.  From the Oracle Soup, you will receive a special dumpling in which your unique fortune for the new year can be found.  Join Rinpoche and Sangha friends for a delicious potluck meal.


TIBETAN LOSARoracle (1)

Completed–MEDITATION WITH LOSAR PRAYERS & WISHES on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2020 at 10:00 am at Ewam Choden

October 7, 2019 by  
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༄༅།།ལོ་གསར་ལ་བཀྲ་ཤིས་བདེ་ལེགས་ཞུ།      Losar La Tashi Delek    New Year’s Greetings!   
The year is 2147, the year of the Male Iron Rat.

Ven. Lama Kunga Thartse Rinpoche will lead the usual Chenrezig compassion meditation and, following tradition, there will be special recitations and prayers for Peace, Health, and Happiness for all Beings.

Come to meditation at 10:00 a.m. as usual, receive Rinpoche’s blessing,  greet everyone for New Year,  and enjoy sweet rice, Tibetan tea, and some special Losar snacks.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME !

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