HER EMINENCE JETSUN KUSHOK comes to teach on July 11, 12, and 13, 2015

June 15th, 2015

Together with Sakya Dechen Ling, the Bay Area seat for Her Eminence, we are pleased to jointly present teachings by Her Eminence Jetsun Kushok. 

Vajrayogini Blessing and Tsok  on July 11, 2015, at 2 pm.  Prerequisite: Without exception, people receiving this blessing for the first time from a Sakya lama must have already received a major empowerment of Hevajra or Cakrasamvara from a Sakya lama.  This event is sponsored by Sakya Dechen Ling.

Green Tara Initiation on July 13, 2015,  at 7 pm.  There are no prerequisites. However, you must maintain a vegetarian diet for the entire day of the empowerment, prior to it.  This event is sponsored by Sakya Dechen Ling.

REGISTRATION for the above two events IS ON THE SAKYA DECHEN LING WEBSITE –>  sakyadechenling.com

Uncommon White Tara Initiation on July 12, 2015, at 10:30 am at Ewam Choden.  Prerequisite: Without exception, people receiving this empowerment must have received a major empowerment, such as Hevajra, Cakrasamvara, or the recent Vajrakilaya empowerment, from a Sakya lama. This event will be held at Ewam Choden.  The REGISTRATION  is  $65.00

YOU MAY REGISTER FOR THE UNCOMMON WHITE TARA EMPOWERMENT VIA,
TWO WAYS :

REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT BY ONLINE, USING PAYPAL – CLICK HERE

OR

REGISTRATION ONLINE AND PAYMENT BY CHECK – CLICK HERE


Her Eminence Jetsun Kushok Chimey Luding, the sister of His Holiness Sakya Trizin, is the greatest female Vajrayana lama of our time. CLICK HERE to visit her extensive biography at website for Sakya Dechen Ling

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ABOUT THE UNCOMMON WHITE TARA EMPOWERMENT FROM H.E. JETSUN KUSHOK CHIMEY LUDING

June 1st, 2015

Her Eminence Jetsun Kushok will kindly bestow the Empowerment of the Uncommon White Tara, Chinta Chakra Tara,  Tara of the Wish-Fulfilling Wheel.  The date is Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 10:30 am.  The location is the Ewam Choden center.  The cost is $65.  Dana (offering) to the Lama is separate.

The empowerment will be followed by a teaching on the short sadhana. The Uncommon White Tara gives profound purification and blessings.

PREREQUISITE:  In order to receive this empowerment, you must have already received a high empowerment (2-day), such as, Cakrasamvara, Hevajra, or the recent Vajrakilaya, from a Sakya Lama.  There are no exceptions.

REGISTER AND PAY FOR THE EMPOWERMENT  ELSEWHERE ON THIS WEBSITE PAGE.   Early registration is advised since the space is limited.  To register, click here REGISTRATION PAGE

H.E. Sakya Jetsun Chimey Luding Rinpoche, the highest and most thoroughly trained female Buddhist teacher in the West, was born into the Drolma Podrang, or Tara Palace of the Sakya Khon family in 1938, the year of the earth tiger. She began her dharma studies at the age of five. His Holiness Sakya Trizin was born when she was six years old. According to the tradition in her family, she took novice ordination when she was “old enough to scare crows away” at the age of seven.
The third woman in the history of Tibet to have transmitted the Lam Dre (the Path and Fruit) teachings, a fully accomplished guru and lineage holder, she is known for her teachings on Vajrayogini and is considered an emanation of that yidam of enlightened feminine energy.
Her full biography is available at SAKYA DECHEN LING BIO

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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.

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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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Completed EVENT—*NEW* VEN. LAMA KUNGA RINPOCHE will give the RIGSUM GOMPO—Empowerment of the Three Bodhisattvas–plus special teaching on September 28 at 1 pm at Ewam Choden

August 3rd, 2014

Ven. Lama Kunga Thartse Rinpoche will kindly offer the three empowerments known together as the Rigsum Gompo. They are  Vajrapani, Manjushri, and Avalokiteshvara. The empowerment of the three Bodhisattvas will be given in a special one-day Rigsum Gompo empowerment.

The empowerment will be followed by a special teaching on the Sadhana practice by Lama Kunga Rinpoche.

DAY AND TIME—Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 1:00 pm       Please come early to register.

The donation for the day is $60 and $45 for Ewam Choden members.   Dana (offering) to the Lama and monastic helpers is separate.

Please be considerate of neighbors when parking in the area.

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COMPLETED—H.E. JETSUN KUSHOK LAMA CHIMEY LUDING will offer GREEN TARA EMPOWERMENT AT EWAM CHODEN ON SUNDAY, JULY 27 AT 10:00 A.M.

June 30th, 2014

Green Tara, the Mother of all Buddhas, is the female manifestation of compassion. There is no prerequisite for the Green Tara Empowerment.  However,  a vegetarian diet for the entire day is necessary. The Tara four mandala puja and a brief instruction on Tara practice will follow the initiation.  REQUESTED DONATION is $40. and dana (offering) to the Lama is separate.  TIME IS 10:00 A.M.  RESIDENTIAL STREET PARKING–PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE OF NEIGHBORS WHEN PARKING NEARBY. Car pools are advised.

THIS EVENT IS SPONSORED BY SAKYA DECHEN LING, Albany, CA,  the S. F. Bay Area seat for Her Eminence Jetsun Kushok Chimey Luding.

CLICK For Sakya Dechen Ling info

Completed—VEN. LAMA KUNGA RINPOCHE GIVES EMPOWERMENT of BLACK MANJUSHRI on June 15, 2014

May 28th, 2014

Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche will bestow the empowerment of Black Manjushri at Ewam Choden on Sunday, June 15, 2014, 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, negative forces, and protects traveling.
  The requested donation is $30. and dana (personal offering) to the Lama and monastics is separate.
Please arrive early to register, and be considerate of neighbors when parking.
This event is open to everyone.

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COMPLETED—EMPOWERMENT OF VAJRAVIDARANA on Sunday, May 25, 2014 at Ewam Choden

March 20th, 2014

For the first time, Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche will kindly bestow the empowerment of Vajravidarana, or Dorje Namjom in Tibetan, at Ewam Choden on Sunday, May 25, 2014, at 1:00 p.m.  Vajravidarana is green and holds a double vajra.  His practice provides powerful purification and cleansing of negativity and diseases.
 The requested donation is $30. and dana to the Lama is separate.
Please arrive early to register, and be considerate of neighbors when parking.
This event is open to everyone.

CLICK HERE to Download Flyer for this event

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Completed–EMPOWERMENT OF HAYAGRIVA AT EWAM CHODEN on Jan. 26, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.

December 7th, 2013

Lama Kunga Rinpoche will kindly bestow the Empowerment of Hayagriva at the Ewam Choden Center on Sunday, 1/26/14.  The practice of wrathful Hayagriva is said to especially remove general sickness, to purify bodily obscurations, and to give protection. The starting time is 1:00 p.m. Please arrive earlier in order to register.

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Completed—EMPOWERMENT OF BLACK MAHAKALA on Sunday, November 17th at 1:00 p.m.

October 18th, 2013

Lama Kunga Rinpoche will kindly bestow the empowerment of the two-armed black Mahakala at Ewam Choden on Sunday, November 17, at 1:00 p.m.  This is Vajra Panjarnata Mahakala (Vajra Pavillion) associated with Hevajra.   The requested donation is $30. and dana to the Lama is separate. Please arrive early to register, and be considerate of neighbors when parking. This event is open to everyone.

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COMPLETED–VAJRAYOGINI EMPOWERMENT and SHORT TEACHING FROM H.E. JETSUN KUSHOK 8/12-13

August 10th, 2013

The empowerment is on Monday, August 12 at 7 pm and the short teaching is on Tuesday, August 13 at 7 pm. SEE THIS PAGE ABOVE and follow the links. PREREQUISITE:  Prior Hevajra or Cakrasamvara empowerment from a Sakya lama (no exception to this). The location is Ewam Choden.

COMPLETED—GREEN TARA Blessing Empowerment from H.E. Jetsun Kushok on Aug. 10 at 2:00 pm

August 6th, 2013

Her Eminence Jetsun Kushok Chime Luding will kindly offer a blessing empowerment of the Green Tara.  Bodhisattva Green Tara (Jetsun Drolma) protects, heals, and promotes long-life.  This event is open to everyone, and it is especially for Tibetans.

DATE and TIME-—Saturday, August 10, at 2:00 p.m.

PLACE-–Arlington Community Church,  52 Arlington,  Kensington, CA
REQUESTED DONATION—$20.00 (Dana to the Lama is separate.)   There is no pre-registration for this event.

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UNCOMMON WHITE TARA EMPOWERMENT and TEACHING FROM H.E. JETSUN KUSHOK 8/9-8/11

July 31st, 2013

The empowerment is on Friday, 8/9 at 7 pm and the practice instructions are on Saturday, 8/10 at 10 am and Sunday 8/11 at 10 am and 2 pm.  The location is Ewam Choden. PREREQUISITE: Due to the high level tantra of the Uncommon White Tara empowerment, we have been notified that all participants need to have received a major, two day empowerment in any of the four Tibetan Buddhist traditions. (no exceptions to this) If you have questions concerning this prerequisite, please contact Sakya Dechen Ling.  Please REGISTER by following the link to Sakya Dechen Ling.

 

 

COMPLETED–EMPOWERMENT OF PALDEN LHAMO at EC on July 21, 2013

June 10th, 2013

Ven. Lama Kunga Thartse Rinpoche  kindly bestowed the empowerment of Palden Lhamo at Ewam Choden on Sunday, July 21st.  The time is 1:00 p.m.  The requested donation is $30.00. Dana (offering to the Lama and monastic) are 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 of the Buddhadharma. It is a great blessing to receive the empowerment of this unique protector.
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COMPLETED–EMPOWERMENT OF TASHI TSERINGMA

April 20th, 2013

Lama Kunga Thartse Rinpoche will kindly bestow the empowerment of  goddess Tashi Tseringma at Ewam Choden on Sunday, May 26 at 1:00 p.m.
   Tashi Tseringma and the four other mountain goddesses with her are known as The Five Sisters of Long Life.
Tamed by Padmasabhava and others, they vowed to Milarepa to protect the Dharma and Dharma practitioner.
You may receive their blessings and protection through this unusual empowerment that also has a connection with Vajrayogini.

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Please arrive early in order to register, and as usual, be considerate of our neighbors when parking.  This event is open to anyone. The requested donation is $30.   Dana (offering) to the Lama and to the monastics (our assisting nun and monk) is separate.

COMPLETED—MEDICINE BUDDHA EMPOWERMENT in Ukiah, CA – Sat, May 18 at 1:00 p.m.

March 26th, 2013

 Lama Kunga Thartse Rinpoche will kindly bestow the empowerment of Sangye Menla, the Medicine Buddha.   The location is the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church 640 S. Orchard Ave., Ukiah, California.

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Completed–EMPOWERMENT OF MARICI – OSEL JENMA on Sunday, April 28 at Ewam Choden

March 23rd, 2013

Lama Kunga Thartse Rinpoche will kindly bestow the empowerment of Marici  (Osel Jenma) at Ewam Choden on Sunday, April 28 at 1:00 p.m.    Marici, a Bodhisattva goddess of Dawning Light, sits on a lotus chariot drawn by seven pigs. She illuminates and protects.

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Please arrive early in order to register, and as usual, be considerate of our neighbors when parking.  This event is open to anyone. The requested donation is $30.   Dana (offering) to the Lama and to the monastics (our assisting nun and monk) is separate.