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.

MEDITATION LIVE WITH ZOOM, SUNDAY APR. 5, 2020 AT 10:00 AM.

April 3, 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 in a live Zoom space at 10:00 am on Sunday, April 5, 2020.

Everyone is invited to attend by following these instructions.
Please read everything.

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. Please request it, too.

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 room will be opened 15 minutes before the start. You may be muted upon arrival.
NOTE: This is new so we are not sure if there is going to be a video feed. But there will most definitely be an audio feed by Rinpoche.

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Meeting ID: 410 621 295
Password: (Get it by emailing EC in advance.)

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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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COMPLETED—-EMPOWERMENT OF MIYOWA (ACHALA) on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at Ewam Choden

October 7, 2019 by  
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Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche has kindly agreed to bestow the empowerment of Miyowa (Achala) on Sunday, November 24, 2019.

The starting time is 1:00 p.m.  Please arrive early to register.  The requested donation is $30.  Dana (offering) to the Lama is separate. There is no prerequisite and everyone is welcome.  A practice sadhana will be provided.

Miyowa, the Immovable One, is a wrathful protector who helps the practitioner remove all types of outer and inner obstacles, including diseases.

 

ACHALA MIYOWA one

Completed—-EMPOWERMENT OF TWO-ARMED RED HAYAGRIVA on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at Ewam Choden

October 7, 2019 by  
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Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche has kindly agreed to bestow the empowerment and practice teachings of the Two-Armed Red Hayagriva on Sunday, October 27, 2019.

The empowerment begins at 1:00 pm. Please arrive early to register at the door.

There is 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 is no prerequisite requirement or pre-registration. 

This empowerment is open to everyone who has taken refuge and follows the Buddhist path.

The practice of Hayagriva can eliminate external and internal obstacles and problems, particularly those caused by demons and spirits.                                                                                                                 The empowerment of Hayagriva was originally received by Machik Trupai Gyalmo directly from Hayagriva.  She transmitted it to Tipu Sang Nga Dongpo, who transmitted to Rechungpa.  Rechungpa gave it to Milarepa who transmitted it to Gampopa and then the lineage was held by the Drigung Kagyu.  Eventually it went through the Tsarpa Tradition, and then to the Sakya.  From this,  to Gelugpa, and all of the Tibetan Buddhist schools.

RED HAYAGRIVA

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