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.

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EMPOWERMENT OF ORANGE MANJUSHRI on June 15, 2014 at Ewam Choden

March 20th, 2014

Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche will kindly bestow the empowerment of Orange Manjushri at Ewam Choden on Sunday, June 15, 2014, at 1:00 p.m.  Manjushri is the Bodhisattva of transcendental wisdom.  The practice of Manjushri cuts ignorance and delusion, and opens the mind of wisdom.
  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.

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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.

COMPLETED – YELLOW DZAMBHALA on Sunday, February 24, 2013

February 11th, 2013

Lama Kunga Thartse Rinpoche will kindly bestow the empowerment of Yellow Dzambhala at Ewam Choden on Sunday, February 24 at 1:00 p.m.  The practice of the Yellow Dzambhala increases wealth, prosperity and abundance. Removing the obstacle of poverty, Yellow Dzambhala practice also encourages generosity. 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 (nuns and monks) is separate.

Completed—EMPOWERMENT OF MIYOWA (Achala) at E.C. on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013

January 20th, 2013

Lama Kunga Thartse Rinpoche will kindly bestow the empowerment of Miyowa (in Sanskrit, Achala) at Ewam Choden on Sunday, January 27th.  The starting time is 1:00 p.m.  Miyowa, the Immovable One, is a wrathful protector who helps the practitioner remove all outer and inner obstacles.
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 is separate.

Completed GREEN TARA EMPOWERMENT on Sunday, December 16th, at 1:00 p.m.

December 5th, 2012

Lama Kunga Thartse Rinpoche kindly bestowed the empowerment of Green Tara at Ewam Choden on Sunday, 12/16.
This practice comforts, cures, and protects. Tara conquers fear and anxiety, and clears the way for the Dharma path to enlightenment to unfold.
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 is separate.

COMPLETED–SINGHANATA EMPOWERMENT Sunday, 11/25/12 at 1:00 pm

November 24th, 2012

Lama Kunga Thartse Rinpoche kindly bestowed the empowerment of Singhanata  (Lion’s Roar Avalokiteshvara). This practice cures secret Naga diseases and purifies non-virtuous karma, as it takes you on the path to enlightenment. Note that the time is as usual, which is 1:00 pm., a little while after the Sunday morning Chenrezi compassion meditation. Please arrive early in order to register, and as usual be considerate of our neighbors when parking. This event is open to everyone.   Requested donation for the empowerment is $30. Dana (offering) to the Lama is separate.

Completed–MEDICINE BUDDHA EMPOWERMENT on Sunday, October 28 at Ewam Choden

September 30th, 2012

Lama Kunga Rinpoche kindly bestowed the empowerment of the Medicine Buddha (Sangye Menla) at Ewam Choden at 1:00 p.m. on October 28th. About thirty people attended and received this empowerment.

 

Everyone is welcome.  Please arrive early to register, and be considerate of neighbors when you park.  Also, check the calendar on the right to see the empowerment schedule month by month.

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POSTPONED / EMPOWERMENT on January 22, 2012 at 1:00 p.m.

November 30th, 2011

The Empowerment of Mahakala Riding on a Tiger, scheduled for Jan 22 at Ewam Choden, is postponed until a later date to be determined.

POSTPONED / EMPOWERMENT OF VASUDHARA

November 29th, 2011

THIS EMPOWERMENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED and will not be held on the given date.

The Empowerment of Vasudhara, Yellow Tara and a Bodhisattva of wealth, will be rescheduled for a later date to be determined.

COMPLETED EMPOWERMENT OF BLACK DZAMBHALA on November 27th at 1:00 p.m.

October 29th, 2011

Lama Kunga Rinpoche will kindly bestow the Empowerment of the Black Dzambhala at Ewam Choden on Sunday, November 27th.  The time is 1:00 p.m.  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.

 

COMPLETED EMPOWERMENT OF RED TARA, Oct. 23rd at 1:00 p.m.

September 26th, 2011

Lama Kunga Rinpoche will kindly bestow the Empowerment of Red Tara at the Ewam Choden Center on October 23rd.  Red Tara helps you to increase spiritual power.   This event is open to everyone.  The time is 1:00 p.m.  The requested donation is $30. with offering dana to the Lama separate.  Please arrive early to register, and be considerate of neighbors when parking.