Completed—PUBLIC DHARMA TALK by H.E. THARTSE KEHN RINPOCHE – TODAY, SUNDAY 6PM

July 31, 2022 by  
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DHARMA TEACHING ON ZOOM: 

His Eminence will speak on:
“THE PURPOSE OF BUDDHA’s TURNING THE WHEEL OF DHARMA IN THIS UNIVERSE
, AND WHAT WE CAN EXPECT BY PRACTICING HIS TEACHING.”


ZOOM LINK: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87622434839?pwd=Z0kvV3lmNVVXK0JUcFFpQ1NYbS94dz09

CLICK HERE more info on His Eminence Thartse Then Rinpoche

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

Successfully completed–HEVAJRA Empowerment with Thartse Khen Rinpoche July 19-20, 2022

HEVAJRA  (ཀྱེའི་རྡོ་རྗེ་)  is the main deity of the Sakya tradition and its practice is the focus of the Lamdre teachings. This empowerment may be taken either as a practice or as a blessing.

This Empowerment will be In-person and will not be Livestreamed.

Preparation Day / Tuesday, July 19 2pm – 4pm
Main Initiation / Wednesday, July 20 2pm – 6pm

Note: All times refer to California, USA, Pacific Daylight Time
Please arrive no later than 30 minutes before each session
No one can be admitted after the start of the Preparation Day or the Empowerment day.

IMPORTANT: YOU MUST ATTEND BOTH DAYS OF THIS EMPOWERMENT

LOCATION:
Gyuto Foundation
15 minutes north of Ewam Choden
6401 Bernhard Ave, Richmond, CA.

COVID ACCOMMODATIONS:
Large shrine room with adequate spacing and ventilation.
Nonetheless, Masks are required.

TOTAL ATTENDANCE IS LIMITED TO 100 PERSONS

25 PLACES are allocated to people who have not received this empowerment from a Sakya lama.

The remaining 75 PLACES are available to people who have already received this empowerment from a Sakya lama.

THIS WILL NOT BE LIVESTREAMED and WILL BE IN-PERSON ONLY

EVERYONE MUST PRE-REGISTER USING THE FORM BELOW.

On the form, please indicate if you’ve already received Hevajra from a Sakya lama, or if this empowerment is new to you.

$108 PER PERSON

Payment will be processed by PayPal Account or by Credit Card via PayPal (PayPal account not needed). Please continue to Pay after completing the Registration Form. If necessary, please arrange directly with Ewam Choden for other means of payment.

Completed – EMPOWERMENTS by H.E. Thartse Khen Rinpoche

July 10, 2022 by  
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We are grateful that H.E. Thartse Khen Rinpoche has kindly agreed to offer these empowerments and a Dharma Talk.

ABOUT PRACTICE OF THE EMPOWERMENTS

You may receive the empowerments as a blessing or for personal practice. If you want a sadhana (practice paper), send an email to Ewam Choden (info@ewamchoden.org) with your postal mailing address. We don’t send digital copies of sadhanas. Also, write the empowerments that you received. A donation for postage is good, especially if you’re not in the USA.

THE FOLLOWING EMPOWERMENTS will be livestreamed on ZOOM.

THE ZOOM LINK IS THE SAME FOR ALL EMPOWERMENTS AND FOR THE TEACHING BELOW.

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87622434839?pwd=Z0kvV3lmNVVXK0JUcFFpQ1NYbS94dz09

WAIT FOR THE HOST TO ADMIT YOU TO THE ZOOM ROOM.

等待主人让您进入缩放室。
Děngdài zhǔrén ràng nín jìnrù suōfàng shì.

There’s no pre-registration, but donations are very much appreciated. There’s a donate button on the front page, right side, of this website.

Note: All times refer to California, USA, Pacific Daylight time.

completed–Green Tara (Atisha) on July 22 at 6 pm

completed—Manjushri on July 23 at 10am

completed—Vajrapani Bhutadamara on July 23 at 2 pm

completed—Chenrezig on July 24 at 10 am – During normal Sunday Meditation time slot

completed–Medicine Buddha on Saturday, July 30 at 11 am (new time)

completed–Hayagriva on Saturday, July 30 at 2 pm (same time)

Sunday, JULY 31 AT 6 PM (new time)

DHARMA TEACHING ON ZOOM: 
“THE PURPOSE OF BUDDHA’s TURNING THE WHEEL OF DHARMA IN THIS UNIVERSE
, AND WHAT WE CAN EXPECT BY PRACTICING HIS TEACHING.”

ZOOM LINK: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87622434839?pwd=Z0kvV3lmNVVXK0JUcFFpQ1NYbS94dz09

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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