EMPOWERMENT OF CHAKRASAMVARA from HIS HOLINESS SAKYA TRIZIN on May 7 & 8, 2018

April 24, 2018 by  
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NOT TO BE MISSED !  A superb opportunity!   Please look below at SPECIAL EVENTS for the full details of this Empowerment, and to Register for it.  Registration is required.  The Empowerment may be received as a blessing to anyone who follows the Vajrayana Bodhisattva path.   Contact Ewam Choden with any questions.  info@ewamchoden.org

REGISTER HERE–H.H. the 42nd SAKYA TRIZIN, Ratna Vajra Rinpoche, gives CHAKRASAMVARA Empowerment May 7-8, 2018

March 17, 2018 by  
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EWAM CHODEN is happy to announce that His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin, Ratna Vajra Rinpoche, head of the Sakya school, has kindly accepted our invitation to visit and bestow:

THE EMPOWERMENT OF CHAKRASAMVARA (Khorlo Demchok) in the Nagpopa Tradition (Krishnacharya).  

This is an Anuttarayoga empowerment, the highest in Vajrayana Buddhism.

His name means Wheel of Highest Bliss-Union.  Chakrasamvara is the consort of Vajrayogini.


BENEFIT NOTE:  This high empowerment has no prerequisite excerpt for having taken Refuge from a Lama.
However, the Cakrasamvara Empowerment fulfills the prerequisite for a Vajrayogini empowerment by a Sakya Lama.   If you haven’t received the empowerment of Vajrayogini by a Sakya Lama, and you intend to when it is available, by all means, it would be valuable to receive this Cakrasamvara empowerment.  Furthermore, on August 4 & 5, 2018, His Holiness the Sakya Trichen (41st Sakya Trizin) will bestow the Empowerment of Vajra Nairatmya. The prerequisite for that empowerment is also fulfilled by receiving Cakrasamvara.

DATES MONDAY, MAY 7 and TUESDAY May 8, 2018   (Both days are required for the empowerment.)

TIMES:  Monday–7:00 pm to 9:00 pm  and  Tuesday–3:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Everyone is welcome.  There is no prerequisite besides having received Refuge from a Lama.  (There might be a brief Refuge ceremony given by His Holiness.)

LOCATION: The Gyuto Foundation Shrine Room, 6401 Bernhard Ave, Richmond, CA 94805  DO NOT CONTACT THAT CENTER about this event !!! 


REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT FOR THE CAKRASAMVARA EMPOWERMENT

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN.   The number of attendees is limited to 225 total registered. 

REGISTER AND PAY HERE.   You may register using either payment method:

CLICK For Online Payment by PayPal or by Credit Card facilitated by PayPal

CLICK To Send a Personal Check  

COST:  $160.00    Dana (offering) to the Lama is separate.  Complimentary for ordained Sangha but please Register to reserve your seat.


ABOUT THE 42nd SAKYA TRIZIN, head of the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism

His Holiness the 42nd Kyabgon Gongma Trizin, Ratna Vajra Rinpoche, is the eldest son of His Holiness Sakya Trichen (the 41st Sakya Trizin).  He is considered one of the most highly qualified lineage masters of Tibetan Buddhism.

Renowned for his erudition and the clarity of his teachings, His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin  is from the prestigious Khön family, whose successive generations have provided an unbroken lineage of outstanding masters. (Please view this video–scroll down– for historical information, http://www.glorioussakya.org/history/sakya-lineage/ )
On March 9, 2017, His Holiness accepted the mantle of leadership from his esteemed father and root guru, in his new capacity as the 42nd Sakya Trizin or throne holder of the lineage. In doing so, he will continue to guide and inspire Dharma students from all over the world with his wisdom, genuine qualities of unaffected simplicity, humility and complete honesty, by presenting the Buddha’s teachings in the most authentic way, while maintaining the purest of Buddhist traditions.
 

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His Holiness Sakya Trizin’s Events on the North American Pacific Coast

March 5, 2018 by  
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FOR YOUR INFORMATION AND CONVENIENCE, HERE IS A LIST OF
EVENTS ON THE PACIFIC COAST WITH HIS HOLINESS THE 42nd SAKYA TRIZIN.

CLICK on LINKS BELOW for ADDITIONAL SPECIFIC INFORMATION for EACH EVENT.

HIS HOLINESS THE 42nd SAKYA TRIZIN visits the North American Pacific Coast

VANCOUVER, B.C. Canada
Sakya Tsechen Thubten Ling
www.sakyatsechenthubtenling.org
4/28/18—Chenrezig King’s Tradition Empowerment with Teaching
4/29/18—White Tara Empowerment and Green Tara Empowerment

VICTORIA, B.C. Canada
Victoria Buddhist Dharma Society
http://victoriabuddhistdharmasociety.org
4/24-25/18—-Buddhism and the Environment, public talk and Green Tara Empowerment

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
SAKYA MONASTERY
www.sakya.org
4/30 to 5/3/18
Lam Chod prayers in memory of H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Dorje Chang
Kalachakra Empowerment—2 days
Register on the website

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

general sponsor—Bay Area Pal TsechenLing
http://bayareapaltsechenling.org
5/4/18—Receive His Holiness at the airport

Tibetan Association of Northern California (TANC)
www.tanc.org
5/5/18—Introduction of Tibetan Buddhism and Blessing of everyone

Bay Area Pal TsechenLing  
http://bayareapaltsechenling.org
5/6/18—Dorjee Phurba (Vajrakilaya) Blessing Empowerment and Public Talk

EWAM CHODEN
www.ewamchoden.org
5/7/18 & 5/8/18—Cakrasamvara (Khorlo Demchok) Empowerment (Nagpopa)
Registration is necessary and begins on 3/1/2018 on the website

SAKYA DECHEN LING
www.sakyadechenling.com
5/9/18—Sakya Pandita Manjushri Guru Yoga Blessing Empowerment
Registration is necessary.

LOS ANGELES AREA

DECHEN.US    Sakya Buddhist Center (Lama Jampa Thaye)
SANTA MONICA, CA
www.dechen.us
https://www.dechen.us/whats-on/buddhist-teachings-los-angeles/
5/11/18
Empowerment of Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava)
Talk on the Power of Buddhism
Registration on the website is necessary.

TSECHEN CHOKHOR LING, The Los Angeles Sakya Center for Buddhist Studies & Meditation
LOS ANGELES, CA
www.sakyacenterla.org
5/12/18—Rigsum Gonpo Empowerment (three Bodhisattvas)
5/13/18—Chime Phakme Nyingtik Long-Life Empowerment
5/13/18—Vajrapani Bhutadamara Empowerment

Completed–EMPOWERMENT OF SANGYE MENLA (MEDICINE BUDDHA) at Ewam Choden, Nov. 26, 2017

November 14, 2017 by  
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Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche will kindly bestow the Empowerment of the Medicine Buddha, Sangye Menla (Bhaiṣajyaguru in Sanskrit).

The practice of the vibrant lapis-blue Medicine Buddha is a powerful method for healing physical illness, pain and suffering and for alleviating the mental blocks of attachment, hatred and ignorance. There are various ways to use this practice for oneself and for others.

The time is 1:00 pm. Please arrive early to register.  The requested donation is $30. Dana (offering) to the Lama is separate.

Everyone is welcome.  A practice sadhana will be provided.

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Completed–EMPOWERMENT OF WHITE MAHAKALA at Ewam Choden on Dec. 17, 2017 at 1:00 pm

November 14, 2017 by  
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Ven. Lama Kunga Thartse Rinpoche will kindly bestow the Empowerment of White Mahakala  (Gonpo Yi-Shin Norbu or Wish-fulfilling Tatagata Gem). 

The wrathful White Mahakala is a “wish-granting gem” (that’s a translation of the Tibetan name).  His practice gives all kinds of wealth and prosperity, both material and the highest spiritual attainment. 

This empowerment is open to everyone.  Practice sadhanas will be available.

There is a requested donation of $30. Dana (offering to the Lama is separate).  The starting time is 1 pm. Please arrive earlier to register at the door.  Parking is on the street in a residential neighborhood, so please be considerate of the neighbors.  We look forward to seeing you here.

TREASURE VASES—Lama Kunga Rinpoche creates and empowers Wealth and Earth Treasure Vases based on a ritual Mahakala practice. (See the home page for more information and a video.) Vases are filled with precious gems and minerals, rare herbs and seeds, mantras, and other items, including things from Tibet. These will be available for purchase at the Empowerment for $150 each.

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Completed—EMPOWERMENT OF WHITE UMBRELLA at Ewam Choden on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018 at 1:00 pm

November 14, 2017 by  
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VEN. LAMA KUNGA RINPOCHE WILL KINDLY BESTOW THE EMPOWERMENT OF WHITE UMBRELLA (Sanskrit: Sitar Tapatra, Tibetan: Dug kar)

She is known as an emanation of both Avalokiteshvara and of Tara and her 1000 heads and 1000 pairs of arms reflect the combined powers of all the Tathagata Buddhas. Her Empowerment and practice give protection from negative emotions, harms,  afflictions, diseases, and obstacles.  There is no prerequisite. Everyone is welcome. 

DATE: Sunday, January 21, 2018

TIME: The starting time is 1:00 pm.  Please arrive earlier to register at the door. 

DONATION:  The requested donation is $30.  Dana (offering) to the Lama is separate.

White Umbrella

Completed–EMPOWERMENT OF RED TARA (Drolma Marmo) on Feb. 25, 2018 at 1:00 pm

November 14, 2017 by  
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VEN . LAMA KUNGA RINPOCHE WILL KINDLY BESTOW THE EMPOWERMENT OF RED TARA ( Drolma Marmo) .

Red Tara is powerfully beneficial for removing fears and obstacles from our own negativity, and for increasing wealth, longevity, and spiritual power.
This empowerment is open to everyone. 

The requested donation is $30. Dana (offering) to the Lama and monastic is separate.  The starting time is 1:00 pm.  Please arrive early to register at the door.

red tara

*NEW* ANNUAL MEMORIAL PRAYERS at Ewam Choden, Nov. 29, 2017 at 7:00 pm

November 14, 2017 by  
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Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche will conduct the annual Memorial Prayer service at Ewam Choden. This is 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.
If you wish, you may bring a photo of a special person or animal to include, and you may bring tea candles or flowers to set up near the shrine. The gathering begins at 7 p.m. and lasts for about one and a half to two hours.

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Completed—EMPOWERMENT OF AMITABHA and PHOWA TEACHING on Sunday, March 25, 2018

November 13, 2017 by  
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Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche will kindly bestow the Empowerment of Amitabha Buddha. This will be followed by instruction on the practice of PHOWA, the intentional transference of consciousness at the time of death. 

The Empowerment of Amitabha Buddha is at 10:00 am.  Please arrive early to register.

LUNCH break–11:30 am to 1:30 pm

The Phowa Teaching is from 1:30 pm to about 3:30 pm.

NOTE:  Everyone is welcome.  You may receive the Empowerment alone (and not the Phowa Teaching), but attending the Phowa Teaching requires the Empowerment. No exceptions.

Requested Donation:  $30 for the Empowerment OR $60 for the entire day.  Dana (offering to the Lama) is separate.

Amitabha, (Tibetan–འོད་དཔག་མེད, Ö-pa-me), is the Buddha of Infinite Radiant Light. He resides in Dewachen, བདེ་བ་ཅན། (Sanskrit-Sukhavati), the Blissful Pure Land.

Phowa (འཕོ་བ)  is a method of practice at the time of death to ensure that a person’s consciousness leaves the body through the crown and transfers into a Buddha-field.  This teaching aims for Amitabha’s Pure Land.

Our lives are short. The time of death is uncertain. By learning and practicing Phowa, we can help ourselves and others feel more confident in death.

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*NEW* NEW YEAR’S EVE PRAYERS at Ewam Choden on Dec. 31, 2017 from 11:00 pm

November 13, 2017 by  
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Pray for compassion and peace, health and prosperity.

 On Sunday, December 31st, starting at 11:00 p.m., Lama Kunga Rinpoche will lead some meditation and the recitation of auspicious prayers. Then, everyone will welcome the New Year with light refreshments, and wishes of peace and joy for all sentient beings. 

Everyone is welcome.

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