EMPOWERMENT OF RED SARASVATI (Yang-Chen Marmo) on Sunday, February 21, 2016 at Ewam Choden at 1:00 p.m.

January 15th, 2016

Venerable Lama Kunga Rinpoche will kindly bestow the empowerment and practice teachings of Red Sarasvati (Yang chen marmo).  This is an empowered from the Sakya lineage.  The power of Red Sarasvati brings intelligence and wisdom. The magnetism removes obstacles of ignorance and stupidity.  There is no prerequisite. Everyone is welcome. The date is Sunday, February 21, 2016.  The time is 1:00 p.m. Please arrive earlier to register at the door.  The requested donation is $30.00. Dana (offerings) the the Lama and attending monastics is separate.

RED SARASVATI

 

Completed—EMPOWERMENT OF CHENREZIG WITH MAHAMUDRA on Sunday, January 24, 2016 at Ewam Choden, 1:00 p.n.

January 13th, 2016
Venerable Lama Kunga Rinpoche will kindly bestow the empowerment and practice teachings of Chenrezig (Avalokiteshvara) practice with Mahamudra.  There is no prerequisite. Everyone is welcome. The date is Sunday, January 24, 2016.  The time is 1:00 p.m. Please arrive earlier to register at the door.  The requested donation is $30.00. Dana (offerings) the the Lama and attending monastics is separate.
The Chenresig with Mahamudra practice was composed by Ngorchen Khonchog Lhundrup (1497 – 1557), who was the tenth abbot of Ngor Ewam Choden Monastery. This inspiring text may be simple to understand, yet it is extremely profound, as it points us to our most compassionate and luminous potential. It has a special connection with Lama Kunga Rinpoche and the EC Center because it is a practice that originated with one of the great lamas of Ngor Monastery.
The Chenresig with Mahamudra initiation allows one to practice Mahamudra in the context of a Chenresig sadhana.
Rinpoche has endorsed a monthly practice that will be done at Ewam Choden with anyone who has received this particular Empowerment.
A practice text of the Sadhana on great Compassion and Mahamudra will be available at the initiation.
This is an unprecedented chance to deepen your practice of Chenresig with an advanced meditation technique. It is a rare opportunity and not to be missed.

CHENRESIG MAHAMUDRA      Ngorchen Khonchog Lhundrup
         Ngorchen Khonchok Lhundrup

Completed—EMPOWERMENT OF MARICHI (Lhamo Oser Chenma) on Sunday, December 27, 2015 at Ewam Choden

December 15th, 2015

Venerable Lama Kunga Rinpoche will kindly bestow the empowerment and practice teachings of Marichi (Lhamo Ozer Chenma).  There is no prerequisite. Everyone is welcome. The date is Sunday, December 27.  The time is 1:00 p.m. Please arrive earlier to register at the door.  The requested donation is $30.00. Dana (offerings) the the Lama and attending monastics is separate.
Lhamo Ozer Chenma, the Queen of Light, drives a cart pulled by seven swine. The embodiment of the first rays of dawn, she is invoked by travelers for protection from all hazards of the road.
Her ability to dispel the fears of the night, helps us to confront our fears and violent tendencies.  
MARICHI P

 

Completed–EMPOWERMENT OF WHITE UMBRELLA at EWAM CHODEN on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015 at 1:00 pm

November 2nd, 2015

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 Avaloktishvara 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 and attending monastics is separate.

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Completed–EMPOWERMENT OF RED TARA at EWAM CHODEN on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

July 18th, 2015

VEN . LAMA KUNGA RINPOCHE WILL KINDLY BESTOW THE EMPOWERMENT OF RED TARA ( Drolma Marmo) at EC at 1:00 pm on Sunday, October 25th.  Red Tara is powerfully beneficial for removing fears and obstacles from our own negativity, and for increasing wealth and longevity.
This empowerment is open to everyone and there’s no preregistration. The requested donation is $30. Dana (offering) to the Lama and monastic is separate.  Please arrive early to register at the door.  When parking on the street, please be considerate of our neighbors in this residential area.

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Completed–WHITE MAHAKALA EMPOWERMENT at EWAM CHODEN on SUNDAY, AUGUST 23rd at 1:00 pm

July 12th, 2015

Ven. Lama Kunga Thartse Rinpoche will kindly bestow the Empowerment of White Mahakala  (Gonpo Yi-Shin Norbu or Wish-fulfilling Tatagata Gem).  The White Mahakala is a “wish-granting gem” (that’s a translation of the Tibetan name).  He gives all kinds of wealth and prosperity, both material and the highest spiritual.  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.

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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.

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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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.

Black Manjushri

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.

HAYAGRIVAMEDIUM

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.