Empowerment of CAKRASAMVARA ( འཁོར་ལོ་བདེ་མཆོག་)(Khorlo Demchok) and VAJRAYOGINI (རྡོ་རྗེ་རྣལ་འབྱོར་མ) of Naropa July 5th, 6th, and 7th 2024

June 8th, 2024

Lama Kunga Rinpoche and the members of Ewam Choden Tibetan Buddhist Center are looking forward to welcoming  His Eminence Thartse Khen Rinpoche on his third visit to our Center on June and July 2024. 


Ngor Thartse Khen Rinpoche is the 77th abbot  of Ngor, a main branch of the Sakyapa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. 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.  



H.E. Thartse Khen Rinpoche has kindly agreed to bestow the following empowerments over three days.

The Empowerment of CAKRASAMVARA ( འཁོར་ལོ་བདེ་མཆོག་)(Khorlo Demchok) in the tradition of Krishnacharya ( ནག་པོ་སྤྱོད་པ་) (Nagpopa)  – TWO DAYS

 The Empowerment of VAJRAYOGINI (རྡོ་རྗེ་རྣལ་འབྱོར་མ) of Naropa (ན་རོ་མཁའ་སྤྱོད་) – ONE DAY

These empowerments are in person only, and there are some prerequisites, as follows.

In order to receive the Cakrasamvara Empowerment, you must have taken refuge with a lama.
This empowerment takes two days, and you must attend on both days.

In order to receive the Vajrayogini Empowerment, you must have already received a Cakrasamvara Empowerment in person only,  from a lama (of any of the four Tibetan traditions). This empowerment takes one day.

Pre-Registration with Payment is required for both empowerments.
REGISTRATION IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE. PAYMENT IS REQUIRED.

NOTE: REGISTRATION ON THIS PAGE IS FOR THE “COMBO” (2) OF CAKRASAMVARA AND VAJRAYOGINI. GO TO THE OTHER PAGE IF YOU WANT TO REGISTER FOR ONLY CAKRASAMVARA..

See information below about the registration.

REQUIRED PAYMENT

Cakrasamvara only (two days) — $108.00 

Cakrasamvara and Vajrayogini —  $183.00
The Vajrayogini Empowerment is limited to 40 people.

Vajrayogini — waiting list 
If there are fewer than 40 people registered for the “combo” above, then you may be able to register for the Vajrayogini Empowerment (as long as you have already received the Cakrasamvara as stated above in Prerequisites.)  The cost will be $80.

DATES

Cakrasamvara Empowerment — Friday, July 5 and Saturday, July 6, 2024
Vajrayogini Empowerment — Sunday. July 7, 2024
Times will be announced later.

LOCATIONS

Cakrasamvara Empowerment —
To be held at TANC: Tibetan Association of Northern California, 5200 Dalai Lama Ave, Richmond, CA 94804
Please don’t contact this organization for any information. We simply use their space.

Vajrayogini Empowerment —
To be held at the Ewam Choden Center, 254 Cambridge Ave., Kensington, CA 94708

Please email Ewam Choden at info@ewamchoden.org with any questions.


Empowerment of CAKRASAMVARA ( འཁོར་ལོ་བདེ་མཆོག་)(Khorlo Demchok) July 5th and 6th, 2024

June 8th, 2024

Lama Kunga Rinpoche and the members of Ewam Choden Tibetan Buddhist Center are looking forward to welcoming  His Eminence Thartse Khen Rinpoche on his third visit to our Center on June and July 2024. 


Ngor Thartse Khen Rinpoche is the 77th abbot  of Ngor, a main branch of the Sakyapa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. 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.  


H.E. Thartse Khen Rinpoche has kindly agreed to bestow the following empowerments over three days.

The Empowerment of CAKRASAMVARA ( འཁོར་ལོ་བདེ་མཆོག་)(Khorlo Demchok) in the tradition of Krishnacharya ( ནག་པོ་སྤྱོད་པ་) (Nagpopa)  – TWO DAYS

 The Empowerment of VAJRAYOGINI (རྡོ་རྗེ་རྣལ་འབྱོར་མ) of Naropa (ན་རོ་མཁའ་སྤྱོད་) – ONE DAY

These empowerments are in person only, and there are some prerequisites, as follows.

In order to receive the Cakrasamvara Empowerment, you must have taken refuge with a lama.
This empowerment takes two days, and you must attend on both days.

In order to receive the Vajrayogini Empowerment, you must have aleady received a Cakrasamvara Empowerment in person only,  from a lama (of any of the four Tibetan traditions). This empowerment takes one day.

Pre-Registration with Payment is required for both empowerments.

REGISTRATION IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE. PAYMENT IS REQUIRED.

(1) Cakrasamvara only (two days) — $108.00 

(2) Cakrasamvara and Vajrayogini —  $183.00 “Combo”
The Vajrayogini Empowerment is limited to 40 people.

(3) Vajrayogini — waiting list 
If there are fewer than 40 people registered for the “combo” above, then you may be able to register for the Vajrayogini Empowerment (as long as you have already received the Cakrasamvara as stated above in Prerequisites.)  The cost will be $80.

DATES

Cakrasamvara Empowerment — Friday, July 5 and Saturday, July 6, 2024
Vajrayogini Empowerment — Sunday. July 7, 2024
Times will be announced later.

LOCATIONS

Please email Ewam Choden at info@ewamchoden.org with any questions.


Completed——-EMPOWERMENT OF MITUKPA (མི་འཁྲུགས་པ་ )

May 8th, 2024

BUDDHA AKSHOBHYA (अक्षोभ्य)

ON SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2024

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. THERE IS NO CHARGE. DONATIONS ARE WELCOME.

REGISTER BELOW NOW ! REGISTRATION CLOSES ON SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2024 (PACIFIC DAYLIGHT TIME)

FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW COMPLETELY AND CLICK ON SEND IT.
AFTER YOU REGISTER, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link for this empowerment. Look for the email. . Keep this LINK to yourself. If you don’t receive the confirmation email with the Zoom link after a day, contact us by email.

THERE IS NO REQUIRED FEE, BUT YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO MAKE A DONATION BY USING THE DONATE BUTTON ON THE FRONT PAGE OF THE WEBSITE.

After you receive the complete empowerment, you may request a practice sadhana by emailing Ewam Choden with your home address. We do not offer digital copies.

Blue Akshobhya (Tibetan, Mitukpa) is the unshakeable and immutable Buddha with mirror-like wisdom.

This empowerment from the system of Atisha purifies obscurations and defilements.
The MANTRA is said especially prior to eating meat for purification and it is in our food offering prayer.
Read and write down the mantra. It can even be written on walls, and on stones. To memorize it is very useful. (from Lama Kunga Rinpoche)

Completed—EMPOWERMENT OF MIYOWA མི་གཡོ་བ་ (Achala अचल) SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2024

March 28th, 2024

DAY SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2024

TIME 2:00 PM, PACIFIC DAYLIGHT TIME (Check for the time in your location)

VEN. LAMA KUNGA RINPOCHE has very kindly agreed to bestow

the EMPOWERMENT OF MIYOWA མི་གཡོ་བ་ (Achala अचल)

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. THERE IS NO CHARGE. DONATIONS ARE WELCOME.

You may receive this empowerment as a blessing or for personal practice. There is no required commitment.

REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE ON SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2024 AT NOON, Pacific Daylight Time.

FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW COMPLETELY AND CLICK ON SEND IT.

AFTER YOU REGISTER, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link for this empowerment. Look for the email after a while. Keep this LINK to yourself. If you don’t receive the confirmation email with the Zoom link after a day, contact us by email.

THERE IS NO REQUIRED FEE, BUT YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO MAKE A DONATION BY USING THE DONATE BUTTON ON THE FRONT PAGE OF THE WEBSITE.

After you receive the complete empowerment, you may request a practice sadhana by emailing Ewam Choden with your home address. We do not offer digital copies.

Completed–EMPOWERMENT OF MEWA TSEKMA མཁའ་འགྲོ་མ་སྨེ་བ་བརྩེགས་མ་ on SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 2024, ONLY ON ZOOM

February 29th, 2024

DAY SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 2024

TIME 2:00 PM, PACIFIC DAYLIGHT TIME (Check for the time in your location)

VEN. LAMA KUNGA RINPOCHE has kindly agreed to bestow the empowerment of

Mewa Tsekma མཁའ་འགྲོ་མ་སྨེ་བ་བརྩེགས་མ་ Skt. Ucchuṣma

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. THERE IS NO CHARGE.

REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE ON SATURDAY, March 23, AT NOON, Pacific Daylight Time.

FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW AND SEND IT.

After you submit the registration form, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link for MARCH 24, 2024.

Keep this LINK to yourself.

If you don’t receive the confirmation email with the Zoom link, contact us.

THERE IS NO REQUIRED FEE, BUT YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO MAKE A DONATION BY USING THE DONATE BUTTON ON THE FRONT PAGE OF THE WEBSITE.
You may receive this empowerment as a blessing or for personal practice. There is no required commitment.

After you receive the complete empowerment, you may request a practice sadhana by emailing Ewam Choden with your home address. We do not offer digital copies.

Completed—EMPOWERMENT OF RED 2-ARMED HAYAGRIVA ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2024, ONLY ON ZOOM

February 2nd, 2024

Sunday, February 25, 2024 at 2 pm, Pacific Standard Time

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. REGISTER BELOW: Fill out the Form completely and SUBMIT it.

After you submit the registration form, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link for February 25, 2024. Keep this to yourself.

THERE IS NO REQUIRED FEE, BUT YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO MAKE A DONATION BY USING THE DONATE BUTTON ON THE FRONT PAGE OF THE WEBSITE.


You may receive this empowerment as a blessing or for personal practice. There is no required commitment.

After you receive the complete empowerment, you may request a practice sadhana by emailing Ewam Choden with your home address. We do not offer digital copies.

The practice of Hayagriva can eliminate our external and internal obstacles and problems, particularly those caused by our own negativity as demons and spirits. His special ability is to cure diseases, especially skin diseases even as serious as leprosy, which is said to be caused by Nagas. His compassion is related to Avalokiteshvara and Amitabha Buddha.

Completed—EMPOWERMENT OF BLACK MANJUSHRI ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 28, 2024 ONLY ON ZOOM

December 16th, 2023

VEN. LAMA KUNGA RINPOCHE has kindly agreed to bestow the empowerment of

Black Manjushri འཇམ་དབྱངས་ནག་པོ་ jamyang nakpo

SUNDAY, JANUARY 28, 2024

2:00 PM, PACIFIC STANDARD TIME

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE ON SATURDAY, 1/27/24.

After you submit the registration form, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link for January 28, 2024. Keep this to yourself.

THERE IS NO REQUIRED FEE, BUT YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO MAKE A DONATION BY USING THE DONATE BUTTON ON THE FRONT PAGE OF THE WEBSITE.


You may receive this empowerment as a blessing or for personal practice. There is no required commitment.

After you receive the complete empowerment, you may request a practice sadhana by emailing Ewam Choden with your home address. We do not offer digital copies.

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, all kinds of negative forces, and a protector of traveling.
 

Completed—EMPOWERMENT OF DUTSI KILWA on Sunday, December 17, 2023 – only on Zoom

November 22nd, 2023

VEN. LAMA KUNGA RINPOCHE has kindly agreed to bestow the empowerment of DUTSI KILWA བདུད་རྩི་འཁྱིལ་བ, Amrita-Kundalin (अमृतकुण्डलिन्)

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2023

2:00 PM PACIFIC TIME (California)

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED NOW.

THERE IS NO REQUIRED FEE, BUT YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO MAKE A DONATION BY USING THE DONATE BUTTON ON THE FRONT PAGE OF THE WEBSITE.
You may receive this empowerment as a blessing or for personal practice. There is no required commitment.

After you receive the complete empowerment, you may request a practice sadhana by emailing Ewam Choden with your home address. We do not offer digital copies.

IN ORDER TO ATTEND, YOU HAVE TO REGISTER.

GO TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.

Dutsi Kilwa helps to dissolve and eliminate all kinds of inner and outer negativities and negative influences. This includes inner obstacles from ignorance and effects of karma.
Dutsi (Amrita in Sanskrit) means nectar. You will learn how to create and use the nectar for purification with this practice.

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED NOW.

Completed—EMPOWERMENT OF VASUDHARA on Sunday, October 29, 2023, Pacific Daylight Time. Only on Zoom.

October 15th, 2023

VEN. LAMA KUNGA RINPOCHE has kindly agreed to bestow the empowerment of Vasudhara. ནོར་རྒྱུན་མ་ (Nor Gyunma)

DATE: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2023

TIME: 2:00 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time

Be sure to check the day and time for your location.

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.

THERE IS NO REQUIRED FEE, BUT YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO MAKE A DONATION BY USING THE DONATE BUTTON ON THE FRONT PAGE OF THE WEBSITE.

You may receive this empowerment as a blessing or for personal practice. After receiving the empowerment, you may request a practice sadhana by emailing Ewam Choden with your home address.

Invoking Vasudhara and doing her practice may bring wealth and prosperity, both materially and spiritually.

Completed—EMPOWERMENT OF VAJRAPANI BHUTADAMARA on Sunday, September 24, 2023 only on Zoom

September 3rd, 2023

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT

VEN. LAMA KUNGA RINPOCHE has kindly agreed to bestow the empowerment of VAJRAPANI BHUTADAMARA

DATE: Sunday, September 24, 2023

TIME: 2:00 pm, Pacific Daylight Time

HOW TO REGISTER: There is a required donation of $30 (US) for Registration. To register, fill out the form below and click on SEND INFO. Then, continue to pay $30. After your payment is received, you will be emailed the Zoom information and link. Please be patient when this isn’t sent to you immediately. It could take a few hours. (It isn’t automated.)

Note: Your payment will use PayPal or a credit card that PayPal safely processes–no PayPal account required. We don’t have other payment methods at this time.

You may receive this empowerment as a blessing or for personal practice.

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.

Completed—MEDICINE BUDDHA EMPOWERMENT on August 27, 2023

July 31st, 2023

LAMA KUNGA RINPOCHE will kindly bestow the Empowerment of Sangye Menla (Bhaiṣajyaguru) སངས་རྒྱས་སྨན་བླ on August 27, 2023 at 2:00 pm, Pacific Time.

This will be in a Zoom room. Advance registration is required. Scroll down this page to REGISTRATION. Fill out the form and submit it by clicking SEND INFO. You will receive the Zoom link by email. The link is not the same as the link for meditation.

The practice of the vibrant lapis lazuli-blue Medicine Buddha is a powerful method for healing physical illness, pain and suffering and for alleviating the mental blocks of attachment, hatred and ignorance. There are various ways to use this practice for oneself and for others.

DO NOT SUBMIT THIS FORM because THE EMPOWERMENT HAS BEEN COMPLETED.

Completed—SINGHANATA EMPOWERMENT from H.E. Thartse Khen Rinpoche SUNDAY JUNE 25, 2023 10am PDT (California)

June 14th, 2023

H.E. Ngor Thartse Khen Rinpoche has kindly agreed to give the empowerment of Singhanata

LION’S ROAR AVALOKITESHVARA (Senggedra Chenrezig)

Singhanata (Senggedra) is seated with the Naga King and many great nagas. His practice cures secret naga diseases and purifies non-virtuous karma, as it takes you on the path to enlightenment.

DO NOT leave before the lama is completely finished, and dedication and long-life prayers have been recited. If you leave early, you cannot re-enter and you will not have received the entire empowerment.

REGISTER BELOW, scroll down this page.
PLEASE DONATE TO SUPPORT EWAM CHODEN in bringing H.E. Thartse Khen Rinpoche to California

The DONATE button is on the right side of the website page.

Completed – RIG SUM GONPO EMPOWERMENT w/ H.E. Thartse Khen Rinpoche

June 12th, 2023

H.E. Ngor Thartse Khen Rinpoche has kindly agreed to give the following empowerment.

THE THREE BODHISATTVAS རིགས་གསུམ་མགོན་པོ། (Rig Sum Gonpo) in a combined empowerment.

Empowerment of Avalokiteshvara སྤྱན་རས་གཟིགས་

Empowerment of Manjushri འཇམ་དཔལ་དབྱངས་

Empowerment of Vajrapani ཕྱག་ན་རྡོ་རྗེ་.

DATE: June 18, 2023

TIME: 10:00 AM California Pacific Time

DO NOT leave before the lama is completely finished, and dedication and long-life prayers have been recited. If you leave early, you cannot re-enter and you will not have received the entire empowerment.

REGISTER BELOW, scroll down this page.

PLEASE DONATE TO SUPPORT EWAM CHODEN in bringing H.E. Thartse Khen Rinpoche to you.
The DONATE button is on the right side of the website page.

H.E. 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 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.

Completed—EMPOWERMENT OF SIMHAMUKHA, Sunday, June 11, 2023, 2:00 pm, PDT – REGISTRATION CLOSED

June 4th, 2023

Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche has kindly agreed to bestow the EMPOWERMENT OF SIMHAMUKHA (Tibetan Senge Dongma) on Sunday, June 11, 2023 at 2:00 pm, US Pacific time.

The Blue Lion-Headed Dakini, in a wrathful form, is the manifestation of the enlightened awareness of the Buddha. With compassion and wisdom, she destroys spiritual obstacles, hindrances, negativities, and evil forces.

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EMPOWERMENT IS BELOW.

After you register, an email will be sent to you with the Zoom link. It may take a while to receive this email. If you don’t receive it in two days, register again. Do not register many times. Email Ewam Choden if you don’t receive the link after two days. ( info@ewamchoden.org )

There are no prerequisites or requirements for this empowerment while it is assumed that you are a Buddhist practitioner.

This empowerment is free to everyone. However, your donation of any amount is appreciated. You may donate by using the Donate button on the upper right side of the page. Or you may mail a check to Ewam Choden.

Please arrive on time – attendees will not be admitted after the session has begun.

Please stay through the end, including dedication prayers and any advice from the lama. If you leave early, you are not considered to have received the empowerment.

Please show your full name in your Zoom window. If more than one person is attending, you can write all of your names.

A practice sadhana for SIMHAMUKHA from Ewam Choden can be mailed to people anywhere who have completed the empowerment and request it.
You have to email a request with your home mailing address (not email) to Ewam Choden (info@ewamchoden.org) after the Empowerment. We do not send digital copies of the Sadhana.
Your donation of any amount is welcome.


Completed—KURUKULLE EMPOWERMENT-April 30, 2023 2:00 pm PDT, only on Zoom

April 9th, 2023

Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche has kindly agreed to bestow the EMPOWERMENT OF KURUKULLE ཀུ་རུ་ཀུ་ལླཱ; (Sanskrit) and རིག་བྱེད་མ་ (Tibetan)

Sunday, April 30, 2023, 2:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time

Kurukulle (Tibetan: rig che ma) 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 evil spirits, demon and humans working against the welfare of humanity and spiritual growth. Her practice may also be helpful for improving health, wealth, and spiritual energy. To the sincere practitioner, she brings a power of peacefulness, joy, and wisdom.

This empowerment is free to everyone. However, your donation of any amount is appreciated. You may donate by using the Donate button on the upper right side of the page. Or you may mail a check to Ewam Choden.

Please come on time. People won’t be admitted after the session has begun.

Please stay through the end, including dedication prayers and any advice from the lama. If you leave early, you aren’t considered to have received the empowerment.

Please show your full name in your Zoom window. If more than one person is attending, you can write all of your names.

A practice sadhana for Kurukulle from Ewam Choden can be mailed to people anywhere who have completed the empowerment and request it.
You have to send your request and home mailing address (not email) to Ewam Choden (info@ewamchoden.org) after the Empowerment.
Your donation of any amount is welcome.

UPCOMING EMPOWERMENTS, only on Zoom

March 23rd, 2023

Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche has kindly agreed to bestow empowerments through Zoom.

TO BE ANNOUNCED, Sunday, August 27, 2023, 2:00 pm, Pacific Daylight Time

COMPLETED—-EMPOWERMENT OF SIMHAMUKHA

Sunday, June 11, 2023, 2:00 pm, USA Pacific Daylight Time on Zoom

SIMHAMUKHA (Senghe Dongma) Blue Lion-Headed Dakini. 

In a wrathful form, she is the manifestation of the enlightened awareness of the Buddha. With compassion and wisdom, she destroys hindrances, negativities, and evil forces.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION TO FOLLOW SOON

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COMPLETED—EMPOWERMENT OF KURUKULLE, on April 30, 2023

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

July 16th, 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 10th, 2022

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

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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