Completed–EMPOWERMENT OF WHITE SARASWATI, (Yang Chen Marmo) at Ewam Choden on Sunday, MAY 27, 2018 at 1:00 pm

November 3, 2017 by  
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Venerable Lama Kunga Rinpoche will kindly bestow the empowerment and practice teachings of White Saraswati (Yang Chenmo and Pi wang kar mo).   The power of White Saraswati brings intelligence and wisdom, with a focus on creative arts of all kinds.  She protects the Buddhadharma and the practitioner.

There is no prerequisite. Everyone is welcome.  A practice sadhana will be provided. The empowerment may be received as a blessing.

The date is Sunday, May 27, 2018. 

The time is 1:00 p.m. Please arrive earlier to register at the door. 

The requested donation is $30.00. Dana (offerings) to the Lama and attending monastics are separate.

White Saraswati

Cancelled for a while–Ewam Choden MEMBERS MEETING, some time later in 2018

November 2, 2017 by  
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Sorry for any inconvenience.  The Ewam Choden Board of Directors has to postpone the annual Members Meeting because we’re busy preparing for the visit of His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin in May.   Members, friends, students, and any interested people may email Ewam Choden with any questions and for more information.  We do need volunteers to help with the event.

Thank you.


November 1, 2017 by  
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Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche will kindly bestow the empowerment of the Vajrapani Bhutadamara. 

Vajrapani (Tibetan: chag na dor je. English: the Vajra Holder) is the wrathful-appearing Bodhisattva, representing the power of all Buddhas, who protects the Dharma and practitioners in various ways in his different forms. As caretaker and guardian of all the Tantras, he is special for removing the various types of obstacles that can arise during intensive practice as well as simply removing obstructions on the path of a practitioner.  This particular form, the Vajrapani Bhutadamara, is the “one who Subdues Demons.”  He stops discordant conditions and obstacles,  and the harms of all kinds of spirits and demons from above,  below, and in the middle.

DATE:  Sunday, September 23, 2018

TIME: 1:00 pm    Please arrive early to register at the door.

REQUESTED DONATION: $30.  Offering to the Lama is separate.

A practice sadhana will be given, but the empowerment may be taken as a blessing.
Everyone is welcome.  There is no requirement or pre-registration.



Completed—EMPOWERMENT OF WHITE TARA at THARPA CHO LING, Upper Lake, Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 12:00 noon

November 1, 2017 by  
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The Venerable Lama Kunga, Ngor Thartse Rinpoche, will bestow the precious Tantric empowerment of White Tara. 

White Tara is an emanation of Great Compassion.
She is a deity that provides long life to those who practice her meditation.  She enables long life because she blesses a person to make wise and ethical choices that provide for longevity.  Receiving this empowerment is like obtaining a spiritual friend with great capabilities to help one in life.  The empowerment can be taken as a daily practice or as an auspicious blessing, like a seed to ripen later.  A meditation guide will be offered at the Empowerment. 

DAY — Saturday, June 30th, 2018   TIME–12:00 noon

The donation requested for this rare event is $30.00.

LOCATION  — THARPA CHO LING,   2225 Ladder Ridge Road, Upper Lake, Ca.  (This is about 2 1/2 hours from the inner S.F. Bay area.)  Email Ewam Choden for driving directions.
For other information please phone Max Butler at 707-275-9435 or email:


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