COMING NOW–WHITE SARASWATI EMPOWERMENT Yangchenma, དབྱངས་ཅན་མ། , on March 19, 2023 at 2:00 pm Pacific daylight time

January 26, 2023 by  
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Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche will kindly bestow the

EMPOWERMENT OF WHITE SARASWATI on SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 2023 at 2:00 PM, Pacific daylight savings time.

The power of White Saraswati brings intelligence and mental clarity, with a focus on creative arts of all kinds.  She protects the Buddhadharma and the practitioner.

The Empowerment is open to everyone with no advance registration. There is a requested (not required) donation payable through the DONATE button on this website (front/homepage, right side).

Please arrive on time. People won’t be admitted after the empowerment session has started, Please stay until the end. If you leave early, you have not received the empowerment.

A practice sadhana for Saraswati can be mailed to people who have completed the empowerment and request it. You have to send your request and home mailing address (not email) to Ewam Choden after the Empowerment.

HOW TO LOG ON FOR THE EMPOWERMENT.

If you attend the Sunday mornng meditation with Lama Kunga Rinpoche, use the same log on as you use for that.

Join Zoom EMPOWERMENT with the following LINK.

https://zoom.us/j/92773242520?pwd=bzFiSXk2K3NTSEUvNU5qNkFZSHdzUT09

If you log in directly from this link, you probably won’t need the password.

If you enter from the Zoom website with the Meeting ID, you will need the password.

Meeting ID: 927 7324 2520
Password: Request by email TO EC  (info@ewamchoden.org)

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MEDITATION and TEACHING LIVE THROUGH ZOOM, SUNDAY, March 19, 2023 at 10:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time.

January 12, 2023 by  
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We are happy and appreciative that Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche has very kindly agreed to conduct the traditional Sunday morning compassion meditation and teaching in a live Zoom space at 10:00 am PST on Sunday, March 19, 2023.

Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche at Zoom Meditation in the Ewam Choden Shrine Room

Everyone is invited to attend by following these instructions.
Please read everything.

The ZOOM address and Meeting ID are here below, but you need to get a password. Get the password by emailing Ewam Choden, here and requesting it in advance. The Chenrezig meditation sadhana used for our practice will be sent to you in the (same) email with the password if you don’t have it. PLEASE NOTE: If you’re new to the Center, you’ll be asked for some information about yourself.

GENERAL INFORMATION

PLEASE USE YOUR REAL NAME in the Zoom room.
You may log in shortly before the scheduled start and wait. Please don’t be late. The session begins on time.

Please mute yourselves (the moderator will control microphones for all). Although we enjoy reciting aloud together as an aspect of the practice, this sound interferes with the Zoom transmission . So we need to limit the audio to only Rinpoche’s speaking, while we recite by ourselves.

When Rinpoche arrives, he’d like to see everyone, so keep your video on at first. Then, if you wish, you may close it until the dedication at the end.

At the end of the meditation, we will again turn on our videos for Rinpoche to see everyone again and we will unmute for recitation of the Dedication and Long Life prayers.

DONATIONS to Lama Kunga Rinpoche and to Ewam Choden may be sent through the “DONATE” button on the front page of this website. Ewam Choden Tibetan Buddhist Center is a  501 (c) (3) status nonprofit organization. Your donations are tax-deductible.

GET THE ZOOM application in order to be ready.

TO Join The Zoom MEDITATION Meeting: Use the link at the time of the meeting. The link doesn’t work until that time.

Log in and follow the message to wait until the room opens and you are admitted.

Join Zoom Meeting here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5275829240?pwd=TDUrN0k4WnQyWG9aZ3ljVDhDK2Yrdz09

Join Zoom Meeting by using the following URL.

https://zoom.us/j/92773242520?pwd=bzFiSXk2K3NTSEUvNU5qNkFZSHdzUT09

Meeting ID: 927 7324 2520
Password: (Get it by emailing EC in advance.)

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Meeting ID: 927 7324 2520
Password: (Get it by emailing EC in advance.)

Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Chenrezig)

OM MANI PAD ME HUM

Completed—PARNASHAVARI on Sunday, January 22, 2023 at 2pm Pacific time

January 6, 2023 by  
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VEN. LAMA KUNGA RINPOCHE WILL KINDLY BESTOW THE EMPOWERMENT OF PARNASHAVARI

DAY—Sunday, January 22, 2023
TIME– 2:00 pm Pacfic time.
LOCATION–Zoom Room only

Here is the link to the Zoom Room for the Parnashavari Empowerment.

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82726095753
Meeting ID  827 2609 5753

LAMA KUNGA RINPOCHE SAYS THAT ANYONE MAY COME TO THIS EMPOWERMENT.
REGARDLESS OF DONATION PAYMENT, THE ZOOM ROOM WILL BE OPEN TO ALL.
The only condition is that after receiving the empowerment, you should learn the mantra and recite it.

PLEASE PREPARE for this empowerment by downloading the document at the following link. You may use the pdf download on the right side of the document page.

https://www.lotsawahouse.org/tibetan-masters/chogyal-pakpa-lodro-gyaltsen/parnashavari-dharani

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REQUESTED DONATION—$30  
Dana, (offering to the Lama), is separate

HOW TO PAY:
Please pay in advance by clicking the Donate button on the right side of the front page of the Ewam Choden website.
Then, you can safely use a PayPal account or a credit card, as you’ll see.  
Include a note with your payment saying that you’ll attend this empowerment. This is important.
If you have to send a check, mail it to Ewam Choden as soon as possible, and send an email saying that you’ve mailed a check.



Here is the link to the Zoom Room for the Parnashavari Empowerment.

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82726095753
Meeting ID  827 2609 5753

Parnashavari is a forest goddess whose practice gives power to heal and remove health obstacles, serious illnesses, and particularly pandemics. She is in touch with the natural cures of her forest.

UPCOMING EVENTS in 2023

January 4, 2023 by  
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Winter Greetings to you from Ewam Choden.


We are happy to announce the following upcoming events with Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche. We will continue to meet in the Zoom room, and not in person. The Zoom logon for events is the same as it is on Sundays (unless announced otherwise).
EMAIL notices for each event will also be sent individually with details.
Please convert the Pacific time to your time as necessary.

SUNDAY MEDITATION and TEACHING by Lama Kunga Rinpoche at 10am, Pacific time will continue weekly.

EMPOWERMENT OF WHITE SARASWATI on Sunday, March 19, 2023, at 2:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time, only on Zoom.
Everyone is welcome. There is no advance registration. More information to follow soon. LOOK AT THE SEPARATE POST UNDER EMPOWERMENTS.

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Completed–NEW YEAR’S EVE PRAYERS will be held on Saturday, December 31st, 2022, starting at 11:00 pm.

Completed–PRAYERS FOR THE 49th DAY of MOKE’S PASSING. January 2, 2023 at 6:00pm Pacific time. The Zoom logon is the same as for Sunday meditation.

Completed—EMPOWERMENT OF PARNASHAVARI on Sunday, January 22, 2023, at 2:00 pm.  
Attendees have to register and pay in advance in order to be admitted to the Zoom room. PLEASE WAIT FOR REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT TO BE POSTED WITH A LINK.

Completed—LOSAR PRAYERS and a meeting with the Oracle on Tuesday, February 21, 2023.



His Eminence Ngor Luding Khenchen Rinpoche (1931-2022)

December 30, 2022 by  
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In the early dawn of the sixth day of the 11th month of the Male Water Tiger Year of the Tibetan Calendar (Wednesday, 28 December 2022), at Bodhgaya, His Eminence Luding Khenchen Rinpoche entered into the Dharmadhatu and has since parted from his physical body.

His Eminence Luding Khenchen Rinpoche was the 75th abbot of the Ngor Ewam Choden Monastery and was head of the Ngor lineage of the Sakya tradition from 1954 to March 2000.

See https://www.ludingfoundation.org for more information.

Lama Kunga Rinpoche and the sangha of our Ewam Choden Center in California pray for His Eminence Luding Khenchen Rinpoche.

The cremation of the holy body was correctly accomplished on February 16, 2023 in Manduwala, India.

Completed—ANNUAL MEMORIAL PRAYERS on Zoom, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022 at 6:00 pm Pacific time

November 2, 2022 by  
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Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche will conduct the annual Memorial Prayer service at Ewam Choden and we will participate through Zoom. Everyone is invited to attend.

Annually, Ewam Choden holds a gathering to offer prayers for the benefit of all of our friends, relatives and countless sentient beings who have passed on this year and in previous years. 

You may set up or hold a photo of a special person or animal that you wish to include.   You may light incense and tea lamps if you wish.

The following prayers that are likely to be recited can be downloaded here.

http://www.ewamchoden.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Happiness-Prayer.pdf

http://www.ewamchoden.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Heart-Sutra-Prayer.pdf

http://www.ewamchoden.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Confession-Prayer.pdf

HOW TO ATTEND

The Zoom address is the same as the one for Sunday Meditation. The password is also the same.

Join Zoom Meeting with this URL, below.

https://zoom.us/j/92773242520?pwd=bzFiSXk2K3NTSEUvNU5qNkFZSHdzUT09

Meeting ID: 927 7324 2520

Password: Request by email TO EC    (info@ewamchoden.org)

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Happily Completed–BIRTHDAY PARTY PICNIC FOR VEN. LAMA KUNGA RINPOCHE on SUNDAY, AUGUST 21, 2022 in the Arlington Park, El Cerrito, CA

August 17, 2022 by  
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A BIRTHDAY PARTY  PICNIC for VEN. LAMA KUNGA RINPOCHE IS GOING TO BE HELD in person this Sunday after the Compassion Meditation that is on Zoom.

We will honor and celebrate Ven. Lama Kunga Thartse Rinpoche with a picnic and prayers and wishes for his continued long healthy life of dharma activities for the benefit of all beings.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME!  BRING FOOD TO SHARE. 

Reminder: Lama Kunga Rinpoche doesn’t eat anything with sugar or any sugar-type sweetener.

WHEN:  Sunday, August 21, 2022

  TIME:  from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm  

WHERE:  Arlington Park, 1120 Arlington Blvd.,  El Cerrito, CA 

HOW: Drive northward on Arlington Blvd. (past where you turn for Ewam Choden).  The park is on the right with plenty of street parking.

See a map Here.     At the park, we’ll be at Site 1, past the tennis courts.

LAMA KUNGA RINPOCHE LOOKS FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE.

NOTE:  If you aren’t feeling well or test positive for Covid (or any other currently circulating illness), please stay home and recover.

Completed—H.E. NGOR THARTSE KHEN RINPOCHE came to Ewam Choden in California

July 16, 2022 by  
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We are grateful to H.E. Thartse Khen Rinpoche for his visit to Ewam Choden, and look forward to his future visits.

Thartse Khen Rinpoche will be at Ewam Choden on July 12 – 31, 2022.
He will attend the North American Sakya Monlam from July 15 through July 17.

This is an important visit as Lama Kunga Rinpoche also comes from the Ngor tradition of the Sakya lineage. Click here for more info on this connection

Lama Kunga Rinpoche and the members of Ewam Choden Tibetan Buddhist Center are looking forward to welcoming His Eminence Thartse Khen Rinpoche on his first visit to the United States. 

Ngor Thartse Khen Rinpoche is the 77th abbot of Ngor, a main branch of the Sakyapa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. The visit fulfills Lama Kunga Rinpoche’s wish to establish a lasting connectionwith the Ewam Choden Tibetan Buddhist Center, which derives from the Ngor Thartse tradition. 

Born in 1968 into a royal family in Mustang, Nepal, Rinpoche was ordained as a monk at the age of eight by His Eminence Chogye Trichen Rinpoche.  At the age of thirteen, he was recognized as Ngor Thartse Shabdrung Rinpoche by His Holiness the 41st Sakya Trizin.  

Rinpoche then completed extensive studies of  ritual and rites of the Ngor tradition, with close instruction from His Eminence Luding Khenchen Rinpoche, who ordained him as a bhiksu at the age of 19. After completing his formal monastic education and training, Rinpoche attended Sakya Institute to study Higher Buddhist Philosophical studies and Art. He later joined Sakya College to further study Tantra.

Thartse Khen Rinpoche travels extensively in Asia where he founded and supervises numerous monasteries and Sakya centers.
We are very grateful for his first visit to the United States.

H.E. Thartse Khen Rinpoche will kindly offer the following events.

Two-Day HEVAJRA EMPOWERMENT in person, CLICK HERE.

SIX EMPOWERMENTS and A DHARMA TALK, LIVE-STREAMED ON ZOOM, CLICK HERE

DONATION REQUEST FOR LING GESAR SCHOOL

July 7, 2022 by  
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Lama Kunga Rinpoche received an appeal from Ngor Thartse Khen Rinpoche at Ngor monastery in India.
And we need your help.

Lama Kunga Rinpoche visits Ling Gesar School in 2017

As you know, Lama Kunga comes from Ngor monastery and has kept strong ties with his successor, Ngor Thartse Khen Rinpoche who, along with Luding Khen Rinpoche and other Sakya lamas of the Ngor tradition, have kept the Ngor-pa tradition strong in India and Tibet.

Aside from his responsibilities at Ngor Manduwala (the main monastery in India), he needs to help his Jomsom monastery in Nepal which has 35 monks and there is also the Ling Gesar School, where he sponsors 90 young students from villages bordering Ngor Manduwala monastery.
This school is managed by Khen Rinpoche’s brother Gonpo. It has been very helpful to the surrounding community, which is poor. Not only does it provide education but also basic needs to the children. 
The school had to close due to the pandemic but parents come and pick up homework once a week for their kids and return it to be corrected. This maintains the minimal continuity of education. (These families don’t have computers at home.)

Because the pandemic has restricted Thartse Khen Rinpoche’s travel, he can’t raise the necessary funds for the school.  The well being of the students at Ling Gesar school is now seriously in jeopardy.

Lama Kunga has made a personal pledge to help and we hope you can too.
You can give your tax-deductible donations by PayPal (here on the EC website) or by check to Ewam Choden. Please earmark it “School Project”. 
All funds will be sent to Ngor and any donation is appreciate
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COMPLETED-SAKYA NORTH AMERICAN MONLAM JULY 15-17, 2022

NOTICE of the Fifth Annual Sakya North American Monlam for World Peace with H.H. Sakya Trichen  (41) and H.H. Sakya Trizin (42) .

The term Monlam means the path of aspiration and is a form of prayer. During a Monlam, the participants recite prayers with the aspiration to liberate all sentient beings from suffering and for all to achieve enlightenment.

PLEASE SEE THE FOLLOWING WEBSITES FOR INFORMATION.

https://www.facebook.com/NorthAmericanSakyaMonlam/

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