EMPOWERMENT OF MIYOWA on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at Ewam Choden at 1:00 p.m.

May 22nd, 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

EMPOWERMENTS OF 21 TARAS in the Atisha tradition – June 24-26, 2016 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

May 22nd, 2016

Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche will kindly bestow the entire 21 Tara series of Empowerments on Friday, June 24th in the evening, and all day, Saturday the 25th and Sunday the 26th.  Everyone is welcome.

The empowerments must be taken as a group

with two exceptions: either Green Tara on Friday evening or Sunday afternoon

 Friday, June 24            6p – 9p

This teaching will begin with opening prayers and empowerments on two aspects of Tara.

The opening empowerment, Green Tara, can be taken separately – this Tara is the embodiment of all Taras

 Saturday, June 25            10a – 5p

This day will address Ten empowerments.

There will be a break for lunch – attendees are welcome please bring something

 

Sunday, June 26            10a – 4p

The day will include Nine empowerments with lunch break, finishing with
Green Tara the Protector. This empowerment will be approximately at 3 pm.

This final empowerment can be taken separately. 

 

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VAJRAYOGINI BLESSING at Ewam Choden – July 31, 2106

May 22nd, 2016

Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche will kindly bestow the Blessing of Vajrayogini  at Ewam Choden at a future date to be announced.  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. Details about this event are not yet available.

 

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EMPOWERMENT OF BLACK DZAMBHALA – Sunday, Aug 28, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.

May 21st, 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 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.

Green-Tara

 

 

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.

Green-Tara

 

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.
PALDEN LHAMO
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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.

Tseringma

 

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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