Completed: HIS HOLINESS SAKYA TRICHEN Rinpoche teaches on –PARTING FROM THE FOUR ATTACHMENTS– MONDAY, August 6, 2018, 6:00 pm

August 5, 2018 by  
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The day and location of this teaching by His Holiness Sakya Trichen was revised from an earlier announcement.

LOCATION:  Sera Jey Foundation, 1525 Elm St, El Cerrito, CA 94530  

DATE and TIME:  Monday, 8/6/18 at 6:00 pm.

This teaching is open to all without charge, but you are asked to reserve your place by emailing:  serajeyfoundation@gmail.com

Phone contact: (510) 944-4136

 

CHANGE OF DATES–EMPOWERMENTS OF 21 TARAS in SuryaGupta (Nyima Baypa) Tradition, (September 21, 22, and 23, 2018–>) NOW February 22, 23, 24, 2019

November 5, 2017 by  
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The Empowerments of the 21 Taras in the Surya Gupta tradition, will be kindly bestowed by Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche.

It became necessary to change the dates of these Empowerments.

The dates are now February 22, 23, 24, 2019.  The location is Ewam Choden.

SAVE THE DATES—-MORE INFORMATION WILL BE PROVIDED LATER.

 

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Cancelled for a while–Ewam Choden MEMBERS MEETING, some time later in 2018

November 2, 2017 by  
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Sorry for any inconvenience.  The Ewam Choden Board of Directors has to postpone the annual Members Meeting because we’re busy preparing for the visit of His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin in May.   Members, friends, students, and any interested people may email Ewam Choden with any questions and for more information.  We do need volunteers to help with the event.

Thank you.

completed–PRAYERS TO COMMEMORATE SACHEN KUNGA NYINGPO, Sunday, Nov. 13 at 7:00 pm

October 17, 2016 by  
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Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche and members of Ewam Choden will join the Tibetan Sakya Community for a memorial of the great Sachen Kunga Nyingpo (Tibetan: ས་ཆེན་ཀུན་དགའ་སྙིང་པོ་) on the day of his Parinirvana.    Everyone is welcome. The day is Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016. The starting time 7:00 pm. The location is Ewam Choden.

Sachen Kunga Nyingpo was the first of the great five patriarchs of the Sakya lineage. The son of Khon Konchok Gyalpo, he was the 3rd Sakya Trizin. He lived from 1092 to 1158.  When he was still a youth, meditating in retreat under the guidance of Bari Lotsawa, he saw Manjushri and received from him the teaching known as,  Lojong Shenpa Shidrel or Mind Training of Parting from the Four Attachments.

If you are attached to this life, you are not a true spiritual practitioner;
If you are attached to saṃsāra, you have no renunciation;
If you are attached to your own self-interest, you have no bodhicitta;
If there is grasping, you do not have the View.

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***** HAPPY 80th BIRTHDAY to VEN. LAMA KUNGA THARTSE RINPOCHE ***** Wishes for continuing long-life and good health

Ven. Lama Kunga Thartse Rinpoche, originally from Ngor Monastery in Tibet, has kindly and generously shared his dharma wisdom with us in many ways for over forty years. We are infinitely grateful for Rinpoche’s display of patience and compassion, his profound teachings, his heartfelt empowerments, and his enduring patience.  Over the years, Rinpoche has kindly instructed students in Tibetan cooking as readily as in spoken and literary Tibetan language. We learn from him how to make tormas and treasure vases. He performs marriage ceremonies and conducts tsoks. He translates and interprets sadhanas and texts, guiding us in our understanding of them.  And especially, he imparts how and why to practice the Bodhisattva path of Vajrayana, measuring the teaching for each individual student. How fortunate we are to have such a wonderful Lama in our midst, and that we could meet him !

Rinpoche’s 80th birthday is on July 25, 2015.  Let’s honor his continuing presence and show our appreciation.

SAY LONG LIFE PRAYERS—You may find the long and short versions of Ven. LAMA KUNGA RINPOCHE’S Long Life Prayer on this website, as follows: On the front page, go to the yellow horizontal bar–Sakya School. From the pull-down menu there, stop at Prayers and move to the right for the prayer.

MAKE A DONATION TO EWAM CHODEN—Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche founded this Center and continues to lead it.  The Center is sustained by donations.  Use the PayPal link on the right side of the front page or send a check to make your special Birthday gift donation. (All donations are tax-deductible and will be acknowledged.)   This is the best birthday gift to Rinpoche (other than dharma practice).

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MEDITATION with Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche will be held on Sunday, as usual

November 3, 2014 by  
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Chenrezi compassion mediation beginning at 10:00 am is held at Ewam Choden every Sunday.

Recently, Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche has begun to give teachings after the usual Chenrezi compassion meditation on Sunday mornings.  The teaching is an in depth explanation of the Tibetan words of the sadhana.   Rinpoche’s explanations can be both colorful and profound.  Seize this opportunity by coming to the Sunday morning meditation, starting at 10:00 am and lasting until about 11:30 am.

Check the calendar (on the right side of this page) for Lama Kunga Rinpoche’s general schedule.

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EWAM CHODEN MEMBERSHIP DRIVE and Thanks for your donations

March 20, 2014 by  
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Lama Kunga Rinpoche, the EC Board of Directors, members, students, and all who benefit from our center give heartfelt thanks to everyone who answered our call for “end of the year” donations, and to those who continue to be generous with their offerings.  The Center survives from the various donations and cannot exist without them.   Also, our members are important.  In the near future, there will be a Membership Drive to encourage folks to strengthen their connections to the Lama and this center by renewing membership or becoming a member.  Information about being an Ewam Choden member will be published here soon.

UPDATE about Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche’s travels

March 20, 2014 by  
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Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche is currently home in residence at Ewam Choden.  Come join him in the Sunday Chenrezi compassion meditation!

  Lama Kunga Rinpoche attended the teachings of H.H. Sakya Trizin in Walden, New York from the end of March through April. and then in Vancouver, B.C., Canada,  in early May.   Prior to attending the New York teachings, Lama Kunga Rinpoche gave empowerments and teachings to a group of students in New Jersey.  In June and early July, he was in Europe.

Please click on the CALENDAR on the right side of this page for information about Lama Kunga Rinpoche’s travels and the events at Ewam Choden.

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Sunday Meditation at EC is cancelled on 8/18/13 due to other event

August 7, 2013 by  
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The usual compassion meditation of  Avalokiteshvara (Chenrezi) at EC is cancelled for Sunday, Aug. 18 because Khempo Migmar Tseten will be teaching The Heart Sutra at that time. You are encouraged to practice the meditation at home if not attending the teaching.

REGISTRATION for Heart Sutra with Khenpo Migmar

July 28, 2013 by  
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