Completed–Back to Original Topic: HIS HOLINESS SAKYA TRICHEN Rinpoche teaches on –PARTING FROM THE FOUR ATTACHMENTS– Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 6:00 pm

August 7, 2018 by  
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BY REQUEST,  THE TOPIC HAS BEEN RESTORED TO THE ORIGINAL PLAN.

His Holiness Kyabgon Gongma Trichen Rinpoche (the 41st Sakya Trizin) will kindly give a teaching on PARTING FROM THE FOUR ATTACHMENTS.

This teaching is free of charge and open to everyone.  There is no advance registration.

DATE:  Wednesday, August 8, 2018    TIME: 6:00 pm (to about 8:00 pm) 

LOCATION:  The Gyuto Foundation, 6401 Bernhard Ave, Richmond, CA 94805  DO NOT contact that Center for any information. 

For information, email:  info@ewamchoden.org

 

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.

 

Completed–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

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

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.

Amitabha

Completed–EMPOWERMENT OF SIMHAMUKHA at Ewam Choden on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 1:00 pm

November 5, 2017 by  
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 Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche has kindly agreed to bestow and teach the Empowerment of  SIMHAMUKHA (Senghe Dongma) Blue Lion-Headed Dakini.  According to Rinpoche, this full-moon day is especially auspicious for Simhamukha.
In a wrathful form, she is the manifestation of the enlightened awareness of the Buddha. With compassion and wisdom, she destroys hindrances, negativities, and evil forces.
The empowerment begins at 1:00 pm and has 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 requirement or pre-registration.  Please arrive early to register at the door.

Everyone is welcome.

SIMHAMUKHA

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Completed–EMPOWERMENT OF WHITE SARASWATI, (Yang Chen Marmo) at Ewam Choden on Sunday, MAY 27, 2018 at 1:00 pm

November 3, 2017 by  
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Venerable Lama Kunga Rinpoche will kindly bestow the empowerment and practice teachings of White Saraswati (Yang Chenmo and Pi wang kar mo).   The power of White Saraswati brings intelligence and wisdom, with a focus on creative arts of all kinds.  She protects the Buddhadharma and the practitioner.

There is no prerequisite. Everyone is welcome.  A practice sadhana will be provided. The empowerment may be received as a blessing.

The date is Sunday, May 27, 2018. 

The time is 1:00 p.m. Please arrive earlier to register at the door. 

The requested donation is $30.00. Dana (offerings) to the Lama and attending monastics are separate.

White Saraswati

Completed– EMPOWERMENT OF AMITABHA and TEACHING ON PHOWA Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017 at Upper Lake, CA

October 26, 2017 by  
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EMPOWERMENT OF AMITABHA BUDDHA

Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche has kindly agreed to bestow the Empowerment of Amitabha, the Buddha of the western paradise, Sukhavati.  The empowerment and subsequent practice can assure rebirth in Sukhavati, the Western Pure Land.  One of the five Dhyani Buddhas, Amitabha transmutes desire into discriminating awareness.  Through the practice, one is connected with his power and gains greater clarity in life activities and decisions, especially those related to desire.

INTRODUCTION TO PHOWA

Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche will offer an introduction to the practice of Phowa. This is the practice that can be done at the time of death to send one’s consciousness to a Buddhist paradise, such as, Sukhavati, instead of passing through the Bardo.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME.

TIMES  

The Empowerment will begin at 10:00 am.

Potluck Lunch together at about noon.

The Phowa Teaching will begin at 1:00 pm

DONATION

The requested donation for the day is $40.00.  Dana (offering) to the Lama is separate.

LOCATION  (This is about 2 1/2 hours by car from the SF Bay area.)

Tharpa Cho Ling  (This is Ewam Choden’s retreat center.)

2225 Ladder Ridge Road,  Upper Lake, CA

For information, please phone Max Butler at 707-275-9435.

Amitabha                                                                                                AMITABHA BUDDHA   (image thanks to HimalayanArt.org, item no. 50071)

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