EMPOWERMENT OF WHITE TARA at THARPA CHO LING, Upper Lake, Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 12:00 noon

November 1, 2017 by  
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The Venerable Lama Kunga, Ngor Thartse Rinpoche, will bestow the precious Tantric empowerment of White Tara. 

White Tara is an emanation of Great Compassion.
She is a deity that provides long life to those who practice her meditation.  She enables long life because she blesses a person to make wise and ethical choices that provide for longevity.  Receiving this empowerment is like obtaining a spiritual friend with great capabilities to help one in life.  The empowerment can be taken as a daily practice or as an auspicious blessing, like a seed to ripen later.  A meditation guide will be offered at the Empowerment. 

DAY — Saturday, June 30th, 2018   TIME–12:00 noon

The donation requested for this rare event is $30.00.

LOCATION  — THARPA CHO LING,   2225 Ladder Ridge Road, Upper Lake, Ca.  (This is about 2 1/2 hours from the inner S.F. Bay area.)  Email Ewam Choden for driving directions.  info@ewamchoden.org
For other information please phone Max Butler at 707-275-9435 or email:  virupa@hotmail.com

WHITE TARA

EMPOWERMENTS OF 21 TARAS in SuryaGupta (Nyima Baypa) Tradition, September 21, 22, and 23, 201818

November 1, 2017 by  
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Completed—EMPOWERMENT OF BLACK MANJUSHRI on at Ewam Choden on Sunday, June 24, 2018

July 30, 2017 by  
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Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche will kindly bestow the empowerment and teaching of BLACK MANJUSHRI at Ewam Choden on Sunday, June 24, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. 

Manjushri is the Bodhisattva of transcendental wisdom.  In general, the practice of Manjushri cuts ignorance and delusion, and opens the mind of wisdom.  Additionally, the Black Manjushri, a more wrathful form,  is a powerful force against serious illnesses, obstacles, fears, obscurations, all kinds of negative forces, and a protector of traveling.
 

The requested donation is $30. and dana (personal offering) to the Lama is separate. 
Please arrive early to register, and be considerate of neighbors when parking. 
This event is open to everyone.

 

Black Manjushri

Black Manjushri

Completed–EMPOWERMENT of GURU RINPOCHE – July 30, 2017 at 1:00 pm at Ewam Choden

July 15, 2017 by  
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Venerable Lama Kunga Rinpoche will kindly bestow the empowerment and practice teaching of GURU RINPOCHE.

There is no prerequisite to attend. Everyone is welcome.  The requested donation is $30.  Dana (offering) to the Lama and attending monastics is separate. The starting time is 1:00 pm. Please arrive early to register, and early enough to look for street parking.  Be considerate of neighbors.

You will be given a printed sadhana for practice, but this empowerment may be received as a blessing.

 

 

 

Guru-Rinpoche

COMPLETED – EMPOWERMENT of AVALOKITESHIVARA MAHAMUDRA – June 25, 2017 1:00 pm

June 20, 2017 by  
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Venerable Lama Kunga Rinpoche will kindly bestow the empowerment and practice teachings of Chenrezig (Avalokiteshvara) practice with Mahamudra.  This is the practice of pure compassion in union with mahamudra, the great seal of bliss and emptiness.  The Chenresig with Mahamudra initiation empowers one to practice Mahamudra in the context of a Chenresig sadhana. 

There is no prerequisite to attend. Everyone is welcome.  The requested donation is $30.  Dana (offering) to the Lama and attending monastics is separate. The starting time is 1:00 pm. Please arrive early to register, and early enough to look for street parking.  Be considerate of neighbors.

You will be given a printed sadhana for practice, but this empowerment may be received as a blessing.

A special session for the practice of Avalokiteshvara Mahamudra is held monthly at Ewam Choden after the regular meditation on Sunday. Information about this will be available after the empowerment.

The Chenresig with Mahamudra practice was composed by Ngorchen Khonchog Lhundrup (1497 – 1557), who was the tenth abbot of Ngor Ewam Choden Monastery. This profound and inspiring text points us to our most compassionate and luminous potential. It has a special connection with Lama Kunga Rinpoche and the Ewam Choden Center since it originated with one of the great lamas of Ngor Monastery.

 It is a rare opportunity and not to be missed.

CHENRESIG MAHAMUDRA

 

EVENTS Flyer for Ewam Choden – Summer 2017

June 19, 2017 by  
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UPCOMING EMPOWERMENTS AT EWAM CHODEN

February 6, 2017 by  
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Empowerments to be bestowed by Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche aren’t yet scheduled.  In February 2017, there are Losar events and in March 2017, Lama Kunga will be in India, returning on the 24th.  An empowerment schedule will be posted as soon as it is available.  If you have a special request, please send an email to Ewam Choden.

Events at Ewam Choden – Fall/Winter 2016-17

October 9, 2016 by  
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List of Events for 2016-17

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Completed–EMPOWERMENT of BEGTSE by VEN.LAMA KUNGA RINPOCHE on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 1:00 pm. at Ewam Choden

September 17, 2016 by  
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VEN. LAMA KUNGA RINPOCHE will kindly bestow the Empowerment of Begtse on Sunday, January 22, 2017, at 1:00 pm. Everyone is welcome. 

The requested donation is $30.  Dana (offerings) to the Lama and monastics are separate.  Please arrive early to register.

Begtse (Sanskrit, Prana Atma) is a fierce protector (dharmapala) of the Sakyapa, and later associated with Mongolia. Begtse wears the armor of a warrior and is surrounded by the flames of pristine awareness.

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Completed successfully! VEN. LAMA KUNGA RINPOCHE WILL GIVE EMPOWERMENTS OF 21 TARAS in the Atisha tradition on DEC. 2-4, 2016 at Ewam Choden

September 17, 2016 by  
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Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche will kindly bestow the entire 21 Tara series of Empowerments in the Atisha tradition on Friday, Dec. 2nd in the evening, and during the day, on Saturday the 3rd and on Sunday the 4th.   Everyone is welcome.  These empowerments may be received as a blessing.  For people interested in practice, there will be sadhanas (practice booklets) available for each of the 21 Taras.

It is necessary to register and pay for the entire series.  The donation amount is $375.00.  The Dana (offering) to the Lama and monastic at the end is separate.

PARTICIPANTS SHOULD FOLLOW A VEGETARIAN DIET WITHOUT GARLIC OR ONION ON THE DAYS OF THE EMPOWERMENTS.

PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME FOR THE START TIMES.

Completed Friday, DEC 2     6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

This teaching will begin with opening prayers and empowerments on two aspects of Tara.

Saturday, DEC 3    9:00 am Start to 6:30 pm (estimate)

This day will include Ten empowerments.

There will be a break for lunch, so attendees may bring something to eat.

 Sunday, DEC 4    9:00 am to 5 pm  Followed by a small Tsok

This day will include Nine empowerments.

There will be a break for lunch, so attendees may bring something to eat.

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TARA IS A (female) BODHISATTVA  (Sanskrit: तारा, tārā; Tibetan སྒྲོལ་མ = Drolma) also known as Ārya Tārā, or Jetsun Dolma.

Each of her 21 emanations has her own mantra and enlightened quality including protection, pacification, purification, rescue, healing, and varieties of assistance to practitioners on many levels.  Tara is sometimes called the mother of the Buddhas. She is associated with Chenrezig and with Amitabha Buddha. There is a 21 verse prayer of praises to each Tara emanation, describing her qualities, which is recited in all schools of Tibetan Buddhism.

21TARAS

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