COMPLETED – MAITREYA FESTIVAL with BLESSING of Maitreya Buddha-NOV 5TH, 2016 at Tharpa Cho Ling

October 19, 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.  After the empowerment there will be a circumambulation of the Tharpa Cho Ling land.  The parade will consist of persons blowing conches, ringing bells, bearing incense, holding banners, umbrellas, statues and 12 volumes of the Prajnaparamita Sutra.  After the circumambulations are completed,  participants will sit down to a potluck feast.  The focus of the festival is World peace, loving kindness and the prayer that Maitreya will come quickly to this ravaged planet. (information from Max Butler, Tharpa Cho Ling coordinator)

THARPA CHO LING is Ewam Choden’s retreat center in Upper Lake, California.  It is described on the website home page. After it was created, a local sangha group formed around it. These members hold a weekly Saturday morning Chenrezig meditation in the beautiful shrine room.  Periodically, Lama Kunga Rinpoche goes there to lead the meditation, and occasionally gives empowerments.  This Maitreya Festival with an Empowerment is a rare opportunity.

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.  (info@ewamchoden.org)

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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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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 – 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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