EMPOWERMENT OF SANGYE MENLA (MEDICINE BUDDHA) at Ewam Choden, Nov. 26, 2017

November 14th, 2017

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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EMPOWERMENT OF WHITE MAHAKALA at Ewam Choden on Dec. 17, 2017 at 1:00 pm

November 14th, 2017

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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EMPOWERMENT OF WHITE UMBRELLA at Ewam Choden on Jan. 1, 2018 at 1:00 pm

November 14th, 2017

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.  The starting time is 1:00 pm.  Please arrive earlier to register at the door.  The requested donation is $30.  Dana (offering) to the Lama is separate.

White Umbrella

EMPOWERMENT OF RED TARA at Ewam Choden on Feb. 25, 2018 at 1:00 pm

November 14th, 2017

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.  Please arrive early to register at the door.

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

July 15th, 2017

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 20th, 2017

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

 

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UPCOMING EMPOWERMENTS AT EWAM CHODEN

February 6th, 2017

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.

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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 17th, 2016

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 17th, 2016

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.

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Completed–VEN. LAMA KUNGA RINPOCHE WILL GIVE A VAJRAYOGINI BLESSING at Ewam Choden – Sunday, OCT 30, 2016

September 16th, 2016

Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche will kindly bestow the Blessing of Vajrayogini  at Ewam Choden on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.    This event has a strict prerequisite.  In order to receive it,  you must have already received an empowerment of Hevajra or of Chakrasamvara from a Sakya lama.  This prerequisite applies even if you have already received Vajrayogini from a non-Sakya Lama.

The requested donation is $62.00. Dana (offerings) to the Lama and monastics are separate.  The location is the Ewam Choden Center.  Please arrive early to register.  Please be considerate of neighbors when parking on the street.

 

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 COMPLETED–The EMPOWERMENT of PALDEN LHAMO, will be given by VEN. LAMA KUNGA RINPOCHE on Sunday, September 25, 2016, at 1:00 pm

September 15th, 2016

Ven. Lama Kunga Thartse Rinpoche  will kindly bestow the empowerment of Palden Lhamo at Ewam Choden on Sunday, Sept, 25th.  The time is 1:00 p.m.  The requested donation is $30.00. Dana (offerings to the Lama and monastic) is separate.  This event is open to everyone.  Please arrive early to register, and be considerate of neighbors when parking.  Directions to Ewam Choden can be found elsewhere on this website.

Palden Lhamo (Shri Devi) is the only female among the Dharmapalas, defenders and protectors of the Buddhadharma and practitioners. It is a great blessing to receive the empowerment of this unique protector.

PALDEN LHAMO

Completed–SUNDAY, June 26th / EMPOWERMENT OF BLACK DZAMBHALA

June 2nd, 2016

Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche will kindly bestow the EMPOWERMENT of BLACK DZAMBHALA  at Ewam Choden on Sunday, June 26th, 2016.

The starting time is 1:00 p.m.  Please arrive earlier to register.  The requested donation is $30.  Dana (offering) to the Lama and assisting monastic is separate.  There is no prerequisite and everyone is welcome.  A practice sadhana will be provided.

The practice of Black Dzambhala brings material wealth to help alleviate poverty as well as to give one the opportunity to practice generosity. Dzambhala also enhances spiritual wealth and personal growth towards ultimate enlightenment.  Black Dzambhala, one of the five Dzambhalas, is a manifestation of the compassion of Buddha and the Bodhisattvas.  He subdues ego and greed to purify the practitioner and bestow good fortune on the path to enlightenment.

BLACK DZAMBHALA

 

COMPLETED-EMPOWERMENT OF MIYOWA on Sunday, May 29, 2016

May 24th, 2016

Ven. Lama Kunga Thartse Rinpoche will kindly bestow the EMPOWERMENT of MIYOWA (in Sanskrit, Achala) at Ewam Choden on Sunday, May 29th.  The starting time is 1:00 p.m. 

Miyowa, the Immovable One, is a wrathful protector who helps the practitioner remove all types of outer and inner obstacles, including diseases.
The starting time is 1:00 p.m.  Please arrive early to register.  The requested donation is $30.  Dana (offering) to the Lama and assisting monastic is separate.  There is no prerequisite and everyone is welcome.  A practice sadhana will be provided.

MIYOWA

Completed EMPOWERMENT OF YELLOW TARA on Sunday, March 29, 2015 at Ewam Choden

January 18th, 2015

Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche will kindly bestow the Empowerment of the Yellow Tara (Vasudhārā in Sanskrit).  The practice of the Bodhisattva Yellow Tara brings wealth and prosperity, both materially and spiritually.

The date is Sunday, March 29th.  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.

ED.YELLOW TARA

 

Completed EMPOWERMENT OF KURUKULLE on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at Ewam Choden

January 14th, 2015

Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche will kindly bestow the Empowerment of Kurukulle on Sunday, February 15th.      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.

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Completed—UPCOMING EMPOWERMENTS TO BE GIVEN BY VEN. LAMA KUNGA RINPOCHE IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER 2014

October 28th, 2014

Ven. Lama Kunga Thartse Rinpoche has kindly agreed to give two more monthly empowerments this year.  On Sunday, November 23, Rinpoche will give the empowerment of Simhamukha (Senge Drongma), the Lion-Faced Dakini.  On Sunday, December 28, Rinpoche will give the empowerment of  Singhanata  (Lion’s Roar Avalokiteshvara)MARK YOUR CALENDAR !  See INFO above.

COMPLETED–Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche will give Black Dzambhala and Hayagriva Empowerments in the Los Angeles area on September 6 & 7

August 3rd, 2014

This event is sponsored by Tsechen Chokhor Ling, a Sakya center located in Arcadia, California.
  Black Dzambhala Empowerment on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014  at 1:30 pm
  Hayagriva Empowerment on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014 at  1:30 pm

Suggested donation is $25 for each empowerment.    The location is Tsechen Chokhor Ling, 12037 Clark Street, Arcadia, CA 91006

PLEASE VISIT THEIR WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION.  www.sakyacenterla.org

 

Completed—Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche will give a GREEN TARA empowerment in Ukiah, California on September 20, 2014

August 3rd, 2014

Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche will kindly offer the empowerment of GREEN TARA in the Atisha tradition.  This event is sponsored by the sangha members of Tharpa Cho Ling, the retreat center of Ewam Choden in Upper Lake, CA.   Everyone is welcome.  The empowerment may be received with the intention of practice or only as a blessing. A sadhana for practice will be available.  Also, Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche will give a  Buddhist refuge ceremony to newcomers.

The day and time—-Saturday, Sept. 20 at 12 noon

The location—-HOLY TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH,  640  South Orchard Avenue, Ukiah, CA 

Requested Donation is $25.00.  Dana (offering) to the Lama is separate.

For further information, please contact Max at 707-275-9435.

Green Tara ((Drolma སྒྲོལ་མ, in Tibetan) is a Bodhisattva of enlightened activity and purified energy.

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