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.

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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.

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)

Completed—EMPOWERMENT of SAPAN MANJUSHRI (Sajam Bagtuk) – SUNDAY Aug 27, 2017

August 14, 2017 by  
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Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche will kindly bestow the Empowerment of Sapan Manjushri  (Sajam Bagtuk, Manjushri and Sakya Pandita Merged and Accomplished)   
DATE: Sunday, August 27     TIME: 1:00 pm  Please arrive early to register
LOCATION: Ewam Choden
The requested donation is $30.  Dana (Offering) to the Lama is separate.
There is no prerequisite.  Everyone is welcome.

This unique empowerment gives a connection with Bodhisattva Manjushri and with Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyaltsen, manifestation of Manjushri. Its practice leads to the wisdom that cuts through all delusion, the wisdom of the ultimate view.

Manjushri

 

Completed–EMPOWERMENT of KURUKULLE – May 28, 2017

April 27, 2017 by  
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Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche will kindly bestow the Empowerment of Kurukulle on Sunday, May 28, 2017.

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Kurukulle (Tibetan: rig che ma. English: The One of the Action Family) is magnetizing power. Her practice is one of the 13 Golden Dharmas of the Sakyapa. She may be called upon for her powers of enchantment to subdue those evil spirits, demon and humans working against the welfare of humanity and spiritual evolution. Also, her practice may be helpful for improving health, wealth, and spiritual energy. She brings a power of peacefulness, joy, and wisdom.

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.

COMPLETED – MAITREYA BUDDHA BLESSING in Upper Lake, CA

October 6, 2016 by  
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There will be a Maitreya Festival in Upper Lake, California.  Everyone is welcome.
The Maitreya festival will begin at 10:00 am on Saturday, November 5th at Tharpa Cho Ling.  First, Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche will kindly bestow a Maitreya Empowerment blessing for which a donation will be requested. 
The location in Upper Lake is about 2 1/2 hours by car from the Bay area.  If you are interested in attending, please send an email to Ewam Choden for directions.   SEE MORE DETAILS IN THE POST ABOVE in Special Events.

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