Completed–MEDITATION WITH LOSAR PRAYERS & WISHES on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2020 at 10:00 am at Ewam Choden

October 7, 2019 by  
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༄༅།།ལོ་གསར་ལ་བཀྲ་ཤིས་བདེ་ལེགས་ཞུ།      Losar La Tashi Delek    New Year’s Greetings!   
The year is 2147, the year of the Male Iron Rat.

Ven. Lama Kunga Thartse Rinpoche will lead the usual Chenrezig compassion meditation and, following tradition, there will be special recitations and prayers for Peace, Health, and Happiness for all Beings.

Come to meditation at 10:00 a.m. as usual, receive Rinpoche’s blessing,  greet everyone for New Year,  and enjoy sweet rice, Tibetan tea, and some special Losar snacks.




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October 6, 2019 by  
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***** HAPPY 80th BIRTHDAY to VEN. LAMA KUNGA THARTSE RINPOCHE ***** Wishes for continuing long-life and good health

Ven. Lama Kunga Thartse Rinpoche, originally from Ngor Monastery in Tibet, has kindly and generously shared his dharma wisdom with us in many ways for over forty years. We are infinitely grateful for Rinpoche’s display of patience and compassion, his profound teachings, his heartfelt empowerments, and his enduring patience.  Over the years, Rinpoche has kindly instructed students in Tibetan cooking as readily as in spoken and literary Tibetan language. We learn from him how to make tormas and treasure vases. He performs marriage ceremonies and conducts tsoks. He translates and interprets sadhanas and texts, guiding us in our understanding of them.  And especially, he imparts how and why to practice the Bodhisattva path of Vajrayana, measuring the teaching for each individual student. How fortunate we are to have such a wonderful Lama in our midst, and that we could meet him !

Rinpoche’s 80th birthday is on July 25, 2015.  Let’s honor his continuing presence and show our appreciation.

SAY LONG LIFE PRAYERS—You may find the long and short versions of Ven. LAMA KUNGA RINPOCHE’S Long Life Prayer on this website, as follows: On the front page, go to the yellow horizontal bar–Sakya School. From the pull-down menu there, stop at Prayers and move to the right for the prayer.

MAKE A DONATION TO EWAM CHODEN—Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche founded this Center and continues to lead it.  The Center is sustained by donations.  Use the PayPal link on the right side of the front page or send a check to make your special Birthday gift donation. (All donations are tax-deductible and will be acknowledged.)   This is the best birthday gift to Rinpoche (other than dharma practice).

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Monthly Group HEVAJRA Sadhana Practice at Ewam Choden

October 26, 2014 by  
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There is a continuous group practice of the middle-length sadhana of Hevajra on the first Sunday of (almost) every month.  It begins at about 1:00 pm.  Participants must have received the Hevajra Cause and Path Empowerments from a Sakya Lama in order to participate.  For more information, please contact Mike at (510) 526-6867.


Your end-of-year DONATION to Ewam Choden is greatly appreciated !

December 12, 2013 by  
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We welcome your donation in any amount to help support and sustain this Dharma center.  Donations are tax-deductible.  Kindly use PayPal on this page or send a check to the Ewam Choden address, made out to Ewam Choden.  We pray for the benefit of all beings.

HEVAJRA Practice at Ewam Choden (prerequisites) The First Sunday of the month

January 5, 2013 by  
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There are now monthly group practices of the long sadhana of Hevajra in the shrine room at Ewam Choden. These are the first Sundays of each month. The next Hevajra practice session is Sunday, February 3rd at 11:30 AM after meditation.  PLEASE NOTE:   This practice is restricted to people who have received the Hevajra Path empowerment given at the LamDre teachings. People who have had the Hevajra cause and path initiations in the Sakya tradition are eligible to (and urged to) attend. We will practice the sadhana that says ” middle length practice”  on the cover and is usually referred to as the long practice.

Pray for Compassion, Peace & Prosperity on NEW YEAR’S EVE at Ewam Choden

December 16, 2012 by  
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CHANGED–You are invited to Ewam Choden on New Year’s eve, Monday, December 31st at 11:00 p.m. Ven. Kunyer-la (one of Lama Kunga’s attendants, aka Anthony) will preside since Rinpoche will be out of town.  There will be some meditation and recitation of auspicious prayers to ring in 2013, and snacks will be served.

Meditation at EC as usual on Sunday, December 9th, 2012

November 29, 2012 by  
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Lama Kunga Rinpoche will guide the Chenrezi compassion meditation on 12/9/12 at Ewam Choden at 10:00 a.m.


December 23, 2011 by  
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There will be Chenrezi (Avalokiteshvara) Compassion MEDITATION at Ewam Choden on Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m., December 25, 2011, as usual.

Long Life Prayer of Lama Kunga Rinpoche

December 15, 2011 by  
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