*NEW* STARTS IN FEB. 2019–TIBETAN READING & WRITING LANGUAGE CLASSES WITH VEN. LAMA KUNGA RINPOCHE at Ewam Choden

February 6, 2019 by  
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BEGINNING and CONTINUING TIBETAN LANGUAGE CLASSES

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We are very happy to announce that Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche has kindly offered to hold another series of two different weekly classes in Introductory Tibetan Language, Reading and Writing.
Open to everyone, the classes start at the beginner level. There is also a continuing class for people who began last Fall or anyone with prior experience.
Handouts and practice sheets of the daily studies are provided at the classes.

LOCATION:  Ewam Choden
TIME: 7:00 p.m. (to about 8:30 p.m.)
DAY:  Tuesdays for Beginning and Wednesdays for Continuing
FEE:  $20 per class, or one payment of $120.
Pre-registration isn’t required, but it’s a good idea to email your intention to attend.

THE BEGINNING CLASS will meet on the following Tuesdays:
2/19, 2/26, 3/5,  3/12, 3/19, 3/26

THE CONTINUING CLASS will meet on the following Wednesdays:
2/20, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27

NOTE that there could be an unplanned change in a date, requiring an additional day to be set.

Email Ewam Choden if you have any questions.

*REGISTER NOW* EMPOWERMENT OF VAJRAYOGINI at Ewam Choden on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2019

February 5, 2019 by  
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Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche will kindly bestow the Blessing of Vajrayogini, (the Naro Kachod), at Ewam Choden on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.   

This event has a strict prerequisite. 

In order to receive this empowerment,  you must have already received a two-day empowerment of Hevajra or Cakrasamvara or Vajra Nairatmya, preferably from a Sakya lama but this is not required.  Ask us,  if you’re not sure about this.

The requested donation for the Empowerment is $ 75.00.  Dana (offerings) to the Lama is separate. 

Participants will receive the practice sadhana booklet.  This empowerment may be received as a blessing without a practice commitment.

The location is the Ewam Choden Center.  Please arrive early to sign in,  and to state how you fulfill the prerequisite. 

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Lama Kunga Rinpoche has asked that you register in advance of this event.

CLICK HERE for ONLINE REGISTRATION and PAYMENT

or

CLICK HERE for ONLINE REGISTRATION and then PAYMENT by PERSONAL CHECK

 

 

 

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*REGISTER NOW HERE* EMPOWERMENTS of the 21 TARAS in the Surya Gupta Tradition at Ewam Choden on March 22, 23, 24, 25, 2019

February 4, 2019 by  
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VEN. LAMA KUNGA RINPOCHE WILL KINDLY BESTOW THE ENTIRE EMPOWERMENT CYCLE OF THE 21 TARAS in the Surya Gupta (Nyima Baypa) lineage.

The schedule is the following:

FRIDAY, March 22—Start at 7:00 pm

SATURDAY, March 23—Start at 9:00 am.  Break for lunch at 12 noon. Resume at 1:30 pm. Finish at about 4:30 (or 5:00) pm

SUNDAY, March 24—Similar to Saturday.

MONDAY, March 25—Start at 7:00 pm.

Participants should plan on attending the entire series.  Individual Tara empowerments may not be taken.

Everyone is welcome.  There is no prerequisite.  Practice sadhana papers will be given for each Tara.  The empowerments may be received as blessings.

The donation amount for the 21 Tara Empowerments is $ 400.  Dana (offering to the lama) is separate.

ONLINE REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.

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

TARA is a 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.

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(1), payment by PayPal or credit card.  (2) Sign up, and then send a check to Ewam Choden.

(1)  CLICK FOR ONLINE PAYMENT

or

(2)  CLICK HERE FOR PAYMENT BY PERSONAL CHECK

 

EMPOWERMENTS with HIS EMINENCE GYANA VAJRA RINPOCHE on SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 2019 and MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2019

February 3, 2019 by  
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His Eminence Gyana Vajra Rinpoche has kindly agreed to bestow the following empowerments.

Vajrakilaya Torma Empowerment on Sunday, April 21, 2019.   There is no prerequisite. This event is open to everyone.  The requested donation is $55. 

Vajrapani Bhutadamara Empowerment on Monday, April 22, 2019.  This event is open to everyone. The requested donation is $35.

HE Gyana Vajra Rinpoche

ABOUT HIS EMINENCE GYANA VAJRA RINPOCHE

Khöndung Gyana Vajra Rinpoche was born in Dehradun, Northern India, on 5th July 1979, the tenth day of the fifth lunar month of the Tibetan lunar calendar, on the holy birth anniversary of Guru Padmasambhava. Rinpoche’s birth was accompanied by auspicious signs, blessing the Sakya Dolma Phodrang with the arrival of a second lineage holder of the glorious Sakyapa Khön Tradition.
Rinpoche was given the Sanskrit name of Gyana Vajra (Tibetan: Yeshe Dorje), a practice that began with the birth of his noble father, His Holiness the 41st Sakya Trizin. At the age of four, Rinpoche began to read and write in Tibetan, and was remarkably proficient in his learning. Under the guidance of his noble father and of Venerable Lama Rinchen Sangpo, his early years were dedicated to the study of religious texts, reading, writing, grammar, memorization of the main Sakya prayers and the performance of rituals.
At an early age, Rinpoche joined the Sakya Centre, His Holiness the Sakya Trizin’s main monastery, where he undertook his training in the principal rituals and prayers of the Sakya Tradition. After successfully completing the course of studies at Sakya Centre, Rinpoche joined Sakya College and pursued its curriculum of Higher Philosophical Studies under the guidance of the late Venerable Khenpo Migmar Tsering.
Throughout his life, Rinpoche has received from His Holiness the Sakya Trizin most of the major initiations, empowerments, oral transmissions, blessings and pith instructions that are inherent to the Sakya Tradition, notably the profound Lamdre teachings of ‘Taking the Result as the Path’. Furthermore, Rinpoche has received numerous common and uncommon teachings from some of the preeminent teachers of Tibetan Buddhism of our age, including His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama, the late H.E. Dorje Chang Chogye Trichen Rinpoche, H.E. Luding Khenchen Rinpoche, Khöndung Ratna Vajra Rinpoche, H.E. Luding Khen Rinpoche, H.E. Jetsun Chimey Luding Rinpoche, the late H.E. Deshung Rinpoche and the late H.E. Khenchen Appey Rinpoche.
Rinpoche has, for several years, assisted His Holiness the 41st Sakya Trizin during his noble father’s teaching tours both in India and abroad, while he himself has regularly turned the wheel of Dharma in centers across the world, giving teachings and initiations to disciples in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia. Rinpoche is fluent in English, Tibetan and Hindi.
(from https://www.glorioussakya.org/history/hegvs/)

 

EMPOWERMENT OF SINGHANATA at Ewam Choden on Sunday, MAY 26, 2019

February 2, 2019 by  
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Further information will be posted shortly.  Stay tuned.

EMPOWERMENT OF GYALTSEN TSEMO PUNG GYEN at Ewam Choden on Sunday, JUNE 30, 2019

February 1, 2019 by  
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Gyaltsen Tsemö Pung Gyen (Tib. རྒྱལ་མཚན་རྩེ་མོའི་དཔུང་རྒྱན་, Wyl. rgyal mtshan rtse mo’i dpung rgyan)

Further information will be posted soon.