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Suraj: Kunzang Nyima Empowerments at Tashi Choling, the retreat center in Ashland, Oregon. http://www.tashicholing.org/ In the afternoon, registration will begin at 1:00 p.m. Please arrive to register as early as possible! The empowerments will begin at 3o p.m. (first day ONLY) Starting on Wednesday, April 2nd: The empowerments will begin at 1:00 p.m. each day.The length of the empowerments will vary. The Day by Day Schedule of Kunzang Nyima Empowerments: Please bear in mind that this is a preliminary schedule and subject to change. Day 1) Guru Pedma Gyalpo empowerment Tagön (preliminary rituals) Day 2) Guru Pedma Gyalpo empowerment; Tangtong Gyalpo empowerment; Tangtong Gyalpö Tsewang (Tangtong Gyalpo long life empowerment); Men La'i Je Nang (Blessing Transmission of the Medicine Guru); Zab Tig Men Wang (Empowerment for the Profound Essence of Medicine) Day 3) Rigdü (Rigdzin Düpa); Rigdü Kyi Wang; Dorje Drolö Day 4) Orgyen Terjung Gyalpo; Norlha'i Wang (Wealth Deity Empowerment); Damchö Droltig Day 5) Ta Khyung (Hayagriva and Garuda); Ta Khyung Gi Wangdü Day 6) Tamdrin Marpo (Red Hayagriva); Takar Tse Wang (White Hayagriva long life empowerment) Day 7) Tanag (Black Hayagriva); Kagyed (8 herukas); Purnag Gi Tagön (Black Kilaya preliminary rituals) Day 8) Purnag Gi Wang (Black Kilaya); Guru Dragpo (Wrathful Guru); Nagaraksha; Drag Trö Kor Sum Day 9) Dorje Tsugtor (Vajra Crown Protrusion--for dispelling obstacles); Khyung Nag (Black Garuda) Day 10) Tukchen Pedkar (White Lotus Avalokiteshvara/ Chenrezig); Tukchen Pedkar Wangdü; Sangye Tong Wang (1000 Buddha Empowerment) Day 11) Dorsem (Vajrasattva); Mitrukpa (Akshobya); Tukchen Tak Drol (Avalokiteshvara's Liberation upon Wearing) Day 12) Drolma Marmo (Red Tara); Drolkar (White Tara) Day 13) Pagmo (Dorje Pagmo; Vajravarahi); Khandrö Sang Wang (The Secret Empowerment of the Dakini); Yangchenma'i Je Nang (Blessing Transmission of Sarasvati); Lha Wang Yeshe Nyima (The Deity Empowerment of Yeshe Nyima); Sengdongma (Singhamukha, the Lion-Faced Dakini) Day 14) Guru Khyung Zhön (The Guru Riding a Garuda); Gesar; Dzamkar (White Dzambala/ wealth deity); Day 15)Bimala (Vimalamitra); Garab Dorje GENERAL INFO REGARDING THE EMPOWERMENTS AT TASHI CHOLING (AS SENT OUT PREVIOUSLY): T a s h i C h ö l i n g C e n t e r f o r B u d d h i s t S t u d i e s 2001 Colestin Road, Ashland Oregon Please Join Us For a Rare Event Tulku Theglo Rinpoche Will bestow Kunzang Nyima Emporwements April 1 - 15, 2008 beginning at 1:00pm daily Rinpoche will bestow the complete cycle of empowerments from the 27 volumes of collected termas of Kunzang Nyima. Samdrup Rinpoche will be assisting Theglo Rinpoche. Cost: Individuals $ 450.00/Families $ 750.00 /$35.00 Daily Brief Bio: Tulku Theglo Rinpoche, also known as Padma Theg Chog Tanpa'i Gyaltsan was recognized by Jamyang Khentse Chokyi Lodru as the incarnation of his second son, Padma Dorje. Tulku Theglo was enthroned when he was five years old and at age ten entered Dodrubchen Monastery in Golog and began his formal studies. He studied under four great Khenpos such as Khenpo Gangnam, Thrindar, Wangdei Gyangtrul Dondrub Dorje and Washul Khenpo Lodru. Rinpoche received empowerments from Dzongsar Khentsei Jamyang Chokyi Lodru, Dzogchen Rinpoche Jigdral Changchub Dorje, Shechen Kongtrul Rinpoche Padma Lekpai Lodru and Dodrubchen Tubten Thrinley Palzangpo, Dodrubchen Rigdzin Tenpai Gyaltsen also known as Rigdzin Jalu Dorje, Dungkar Chogtrul Ngedon Gyatso and others. The empowerments received from them included the Rinchen Terdzod, the thirteen sadhanas of the Kama lineage, the Nyingthig Yabzhi, the Nyingthig Tsapod, the Dupa Do, the eighteen divisions on the meaning of Ah from the mind class, the Vajra Bridge of the expanse class, the Damcho, Dechen lamchog, the three aspects of Kagyad, the Sakya'i kunrig, the generation and completion stage of liberation through hearing, including all the reading transmissions. For information about accommodations call Barbara Caselli at (541) 482-4064 ============================================== : http://oldtradition.org/forum/viewtopic.php?id=300&p=1 , .

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Manikarnika: Ewam Choden is happy to refer you to the following upcoming event. A TALK by Her Eminence DAGYUM CHENMO KUSHO SAKYA on Meditation in Daily Life WHEN: Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 2:00 PM 4:00 PM WHERE: Sofia University Auditorium, 1069 E Meadow Circle, Palo Alto, CA 94303 Free of charge, but you are requested to RSVP--Click here. Dagmola (Jamyang) Sakya was perhaps the first Tibetan woman ever to immigrate to America. Her full title reads Her Eminence Dag-Yum Kusho Sakya, which denotes her high-ranking status as the wife of one of the most eminent masters in the Sakya tradition, His Holiness Jigdal Dagchen Sakya Rinpoche. She is one of the very few senior Tibetan ladies who were born in pre-Communist Tibet, but are now recognized as outstanding teachers and live in America. A combination of the most unlikely circumstances enabled Dagmola to become one of the first Tibetan women to teach in the West. Born 1936 in a tiny village in East Tibet, she was the only girl allowed to go to school. Instead of complying with the established system of arranged marriages, Dagchen Rinpoche fought for her hand. After escaping from Tibet with her family, she made a new home in Seattle with her five boys, while holding down a nine-to-five job at a blood bank. She also quietly devoted herself inwardly to spiritual practice under the guidance of her revered uncle, H.E. Dezhung Rinpoche. H.E. Dezhung Rinpoche encouraged her to begin teaching Buddhism and granting empowerments. Thus, Dagmola is authorized to accept the role of Lama by one of the foremost Tibetan Buddhist masters of the Sakya Order and by other esteemed Tibetan Lamas. Dagmola regularly bestows empowerments and teaches at Sakya Monastery in Seattle, WA. She has founded the Mother Tara Center/Tara Ling in San Gabriel, California and established centers in Kona, Hawaii; Flagstaff, Arizona; and Mexico City. Her story is written in her book, Princess in the Land of Snows. Her experience as a working mother of five resonates with many students. When students ask her for advice on how to combine a spiritual path with the stress of modern life, she does not need to put herself in their shoes - she knows the challenges only too well. "Practice is in every day life, not just sitting on the cushion," Dagmola says. "Every move, every breath, every thought is practice. Dagmola will use her life experience to talk about meditation in general and specifically: How to maintain a meditation practices with such a busy life Benefits from her practices in daily life Meditation in daily life Guidance in some meditation techniques NOTE: For further information about this event, please contact Jessica: huai@yahoo.com, 408-476-0455

Aniezka: Pure Land Farms Open House!Los Angeles Sunday, December 10, 2017 3:00pm 7:30pm You are warmly invited to come and visit our new teaching and retreat center and get a taste of what is to come! 3 - 6PM: A series of short talks, guided meditations, presentations, and more will be offered by special guest Dr. Nida Chenagtsang and our local group. 6 - 7:30 PM: Don't miss a very special dance performance with Prajwal Ratna Vajracharya and his Sacred Dance Troupe of Nepal!! Save the date and bring your friends!! RSVP to: info@purelandfarms.org

Aniezka: Nov 15 2017 The Movement Center, Portland OR "Yoga in the Buddhist Yoginitantras" 19:00 Professor Dr. Harunaga The lecture is sponsored by The Institute for Saiva and tantric Studies,a new organization that was just granted 501 (c)(3) [nonprofit] status in the US.

Suraj: Aniezka : Professor Dr. Harunaga ! . . ...

Suraj: EMPOWERMENTS http://www.ewamchoden.org/?page_id=12 Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche will kindly bestow the following Empowerments. Nov. 12, Sunday, at Tharpa Cho Ling in Upper Lake, CA EMPOWERMENT OF AMITABHA BUDDHA and PHOWA TEACHING Sundays at Ewam Choden Nov. 26EMPOWERMENT OF MEDICINE BUDDHA (Sangye Menla) Dec. 17EMPOWERMENT OF WHITE MAHAKALA Jan. 21EMPOWERMENT OF WHITE UMBRELLA (Sanskrit: Sitar Tapatra, Tibetan: Dug kar) Feb. 25EMPOWERMENT OF RED TARA

Manikarnika: EMPOWERMENT OF AMITABHA BUDDHA and PHOWA TEACHING will be given by VEN. LAMA KUNGA RINPOCHE on Sunday, November 12, 2017, starting at 10:00 am at Tharpa Cho Ling, 2225 Ladder Ridge Road, in Upper Lake, CA You may call Max at 707-275-9435 for information. For driving directions, please email Ewam Choden.This location is Ewam Choden's retreat place, which is available for retreats. There is a house, a beautiful shrine room building, and sprawling hilly land. You're encouraged to come if it's possible for you. EMPOWERMENT OF SANGYE MENLA, MEDICINE BUDDHA will be given by VEN. LAMA KUNGA RINPOCHE on Sunday, November 26, 2017, at 1:00 pm at Ewam Choden. MEMORIAL PRAYERS FOR BEINGS WHO HAVE PASSED ON on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at 7:00 pm at Ewam Choden EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO THESE EVENTS.

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Suraj: The Four Awakening Activities Bestowed by H.E. Sakya Khöndung Avikrita Rinpoche Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism Saturday and Sunday, February 10-11, 2018 In Vajrayana Buddhism, practitioners use a diversity of skillful methods to accomplish what are known as the "four awakening activities." These activities are not the ordinary actions of karma but the extraordinary expressions of the Buddha's wisdom and compassion that bring ultimate benefit to the world. We are pleased to announce that in February 2018, our Head Lama, H.E. Avikrita Rinpoche, will bestow four very special initiations and teachings related to the four awakening activities of pacifying, enriching, magnetizing, and eliminating. Avikrita Rinpoche will bestow the initiations with in-depth explanations about the meaning of the four awakening activities and how we can integrate the practices into our daily lives. For more information, please visit http://4awakening.sakya.org for more details and to register Day 1: Saturday, February 10 Session 1 - The Bodhisattva Vow 10:00am-12:00pm - Opening Ceremony Session 2 - The Initiation of Parnashavari 2:00-3:00pm - Pacifying Session 3 - The Initiation of Vasudhara 4:00-5:00pm - Enriching Day 2: Sunday, February 11 Meditation: An Ocean of Compassion 10:00am-12:00pm - Chenrezi Session 4 - The Initiation of Kurukulle 2:00-3:00pm - Magnetizing Session 5- The Initiation of Black Tara 4:00-5:00pm - Eliminating Closing: The Long-Life Mandala Offering 5:00-5.30pm - Closing Ceremony About Sakya Monastery Sakya Monastery provides access to the Buddha's teachings and guidance in a community of practitioners. We offer a wide variety of classes on Tibetan Buddhism spiritual practices, philosophy and culture. Sakya Monastery, which was founded by His Holiness Jigdal Dagchen Sakya, provides a place to learn from highly qualified Tibetan Lamas in a beautiful traditional setting. We are blessed to have His Eminence Avikrita Vajra Rinpoche as our Head Lama. He is supported by Her Eminence Dagmo Kusho Sakya, Khenpo Jampa, Lama Migmar, Lama Kelsang, our sangha of monks and lay practitioners, and our Board of Advisors. Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism 108 NW 83rd Street Seattle, Washington 98117 206.789.2573

Suraj: EWAM CHODEN THERE ARE SEVERAL ITEMS TO SHARE WITH YOU----- ONE---Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche will kindly bestow the Empowerment of White Mahakala tomorrow, 12/17/17. at Ewam Choden at 1:00 pm. The weekly Chenrezig meditation is in the morning at 10:00 am. TWO--Here is a brief look at the current schedule of activities. Check the EC website for further information. Detailed emails will be sent prior to specific events. MARK YOUR CALENDARS! 2017 December: 31 (Sunday)- New Year's Eve prayers, 11:00 pm 2018 January: 21 (Sunday)-Empowerment of White Umbrella, 1:00 pm February: 16 (Friday)-Losar Tibetan New Year Oracle Soup Potluck Party, 7:00 pm and 18 (Sunday)-Losar meditation and special prayers, 10:00 am 25 (Sunday)- Empowerment of Red Tara, 1:00 pm March: 18 (Sunday) EC Annual Members Meeting, 12:00 noon March 25 (Sunday)-Empowerment of Amitabha Buddha and Phowa Teaching, 1:00 pm April: 22 (Sunday)- Empowerment (to be determined) ***MAY: (first two weeks) VISIT AND TEACHINGS OF H.H. the 42nd SAKYA TRIZIN, exact dates and topics to be given later May: 18, 19, 20- Empowerments of 21 Taras, lineage of Surya-Gupta (Dates are tentative) June: 10 (Sunday)- Empowerment of Sarasvati (Yang Chenmo), 1:00 pm ***AUGUST: (first two weeks) VISIT AND TEACHINGS OF H.H. the 41st SAKYA TRICHEN, exact dates and topics to be given later

Suraj: Nritya Mandala Mahavihara NEW YEAR CELEBRATION PURIFICATION RITUAL Monday, January 1 3pm Come join us for purifying the old energy and unobstructing fresh new potential through the annual New Year's Purification Ritual. This traditional community ceremony honors oneself and others through making offerings of purified elements and will be guided to one's own mandala of sand. This event is only for participants who have reserved a space. If you need a chair please let us know when you reserve. Come a half hour early if you can to help set up. Dinner will be served afterward. $25 donation suggested for food and ritual supplies If you or a group would like to be a general food sponsor please contact us in advance. RESERVATIONS ARE NECESSARY Please contact 503- 807-5252 prajwal @ dancemandal.com

Suraj: HERE IS AN UPDATED SCHEDULE OF EWAM CHODEN ACTIVITIES. Mark your new calendar! Detailed information for each event will be sent at a time closer to the event. You may also check the Ewam Choden website. EMPOWERMENTS to be given by Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche 1/21 White Umbrella 2/25 Red Tara 3/25 Buddha Amitabha and Phowa Teaching 4/29 Simhamukha 5/20 Saraswati 6/10 Green Tara at Tharpa Cho Ling in Upper Lake 6/22-23-24 The 21 Taras (Surya Gupta tradition) EMPOWERMENT to be given by His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin 5/7 and 5/8 Cakrasamvara (to be confirmed)

Manikarnika: Suraj : EMPOWERMENT to be given by His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin 5/7 and 5/8 Cakrasamvara (to be confirmed) ?

Manikarnika: ... Tina & Stephens Events 2018 NEW 14-day Awakening Retreat: Jan 19-Feb 1, 2018 at Cloud Mountain Retreat Center in Castle Rock, Washington, USA. Register at http://www.cloudmountain.org/retreats?retreat=85. All accommodations are single or double rooms (no triples). This retreat will be the same as our regular 2-week retreat (see description on Descriptions page), except that the retreat will be set in the larger context of awakening. The first few days will include the overall View of enlightenment, and the basis in the heart for a full practice and motivation. The majority or the retreat will focus on the samatha practice. And for the last few days of the retreat, we will build upon the foundation of samatha concentration to explore the non-dual awareness, (and how this builds upon samatha and vipassana), which enables one to be present with what is with eyes open, awake to the world. ... http://www.awakeningdharma.com/upcoming-events/

Suraj: H.H. the 42nd SAKYA TRIZIN gives CAKRASAMVARA Empowerment in May 2018 at EWAM Choden EWAM CHODEN is happy to announce that His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin, head of the Sakya school, has kindly accepted our invitation to visit and bestow the following teachings. EMPOWERMENT OF CAKRASAMVARA (Khorlo Demchok) in the Nagpopa Tradition (Krishnacharya) DATES: MONDAY, MAY 7 and TUESDAY May 8, 2018 (Both days are required for the empowerment.) http://www.ewamchoden.org/?p=4555

Suraj: HIS HOLINESS THE 42nd SAKYA TRIZIN visits the Pacific Coast VANCOUVER, B.C. Canada Sakya Tsechen Thubten Ling www.sakyatsechenthubtenling.org 4/28/18Chenrezig Kings Tradition Empowerment with Teaching 4/29/18White Tara Empowerment and Green Tara Empowerment VICTORIA, B.C. Canada Victoria Buddhist Dharma Society http://victoriabuddhistdharmasociety.org 4/24-25/18-Buddhism and the Environment, public talk SEATTLE, WASHINGTON SAKYA MONASTERY www.sakya.org 4/30 to 5/3/18 Lam Chod prayers in memory of H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Dorje Chang Kalachakra Empowerment SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA general sponsorBay Area Pal TsechenLing http://bayareapaltsechenling.org 5/4/18Receive His Holiness at the airport Tibetan Association of Northern California (TANC) www.tanc.org 5/5/18Introduction of Tibetan Buddhism and Blessing of everyone Bay Area Pal TsechenLing http://bayareapaltsechenling.org 5/6/18Dorjee Phurba (Vajrakilaya) Blessing Empowerment and Public Talk EWAM CHODEN www.ewamchoden.org 5/7/18 & 5/8/18Chakrasamvara (Khorlo Demchok) Empowerment (Nagpopa) Registration is necessary and begins on 3/1/2018 on the website SAKYA DECHEN LING www.sakyadechenling.com 5/9/18Sakya Pandita Manjushri Guru Yoga Blessing Empowerment Registration is necessary. LOS ANGELES AREA TSECHEN CHOKHOR LING, The Los Angeles Sakya Center for Buddhist Studies & Meditation LOS ANGELES, CA www.sakyacenterla.org 5/12/18Rigsum Gonpo Empowerment (three Bodisattvas) 5/13/18Chime Phakme Nyingtik Long-Life Empowerment 5/13/18Vajrapani Bhutadamara Empowerment

Manikarnika: His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin in Vancouver in April 2018 Jetsun Kushok Rinpoche and Sakya Tsechen Thubten Ling are very pleased to announce the teaching program of His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin in Vancouver in April 2018. They invite you to join them in receiving His Holiness' blessings. The events are free of charge. There is no admission fee. All you have to do is to register online and get a ticket. Register through Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/sakya-tsechen-thubten-ling-16372332661 For details about the event, go to http://sakyatsechenthubtenling.org/ or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/sakyavancouver/. Saturday, April 28 & Sunday, April 29 Vancouver, Canada His Holiness will give Chenrezig in the Kings tradition of Songtsen Gampo on Saturday, April 28; White Tara in the tradition of Chimé Pakmé Nyingtik on Sunday, April 29, in the morning; and Green Tara in the tradition of Lord Atīśa on Sunday, April 29, in the afternoon. For program details, go to the website or Facebook page of Sakya Tsechen Thubten Ling by clicking the links above.

Manikarnika: H.E. Chöje Ayang Rinpoche will be giving his Phowa Course in Hawaii in 2018. We are still early in the planning stage and have not identified a venue, but please save these dates: October 4 Public Talk October 5-14 Phowa Course

Suraj: Kalachakra Empowerment Bestowed by H.H. the 42nd Sakya Trizin Tuesday and Wednesday, May 1 and 2, 2018 May 1: Empowerment is from 5-8pm, and registrants can meditate quietly in the room from 2 to 4pm while His Holiness prepares. May 2: Empowerment is from 2-8pm, and registrants can meditate quietly in the room from 10 am to noon while His Holiness prepares. Location: Lynnwood Convention Center, 3711 196th St SW, Lynnwood, WA Fee: Sponsors (Front Row Reserved Seating): $350 Sakya Monastery members: $140 Non-Members: $200 Ordained Sangha: Complimentary (please register) Registration Required: http://conta.cc/2Cn9U61

Suraj: Vajrakilaya Empowerment Friday, April 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Vajrakilaya is a wrathful form of Vajrasattva, the Buddha of purification. The practice of Vajrakilaya is a powerful method for removing inner and outer obstacles, which hinder the development of awareness and compassion. Obstacles arise in our life and practice due to afflictive emotions and harmful thoughts Drikung Seattle Date: Friday, April 6 Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Event Type: Featured Event Tradition: Drikung Kagyu Teacher: Ve. Thubten Nima ------------------------------------------------- Vajrakilaya Teachings & Practice Ven. Thubten Nima, who studied tantric ritual practices of the Old and New Schools, and engaged in a wide array of other religious trainings, including Vajrakilaya at the Gar Monastery, will explain the essential points of the Vajrakilaya liturgy and will lead us i n the practice sessions. Drikung Seattle Start: Saturday, April 7 @ 10:00 am End: Sunday, April 8 @ 5:00 pm Event Type: Featured Event Tradition: Drikung Kagyu Teacher: Ve. Thubten Nima

Suraj: Maitripa College (Portland, OR) The Spring 2018 Tara Retreat at Maitripa College led by Yangsi Rinpoche Sunday, April 22, 2018 10am 4pm Tara is the swift and loving manifestation of enlightened female energy, whose activities are focused on liberating us from fears and obstacles. Green Tara is associated with enlightened activity and accomplishment. This practice is equally suitable for all levels of practitioners. Join this rare opportunity to be led in her practice by Yangsi Rinpoche. All are welcome! A vegetarian lunch is included. Donation only; registration required: ---------------------------------------- Three-day Compassion Practice Retreat for Purification and Accumulation of Virtue and Celebration of Saka Dawa: the Buddhas Birth, Death, and Enlightenment SAVE THE DATES: May 27-30 All Are Welcome Details and Registration Links To Come!

Manikarnika: Tenzin Palmo http://tenzinpalmo.com/jetsunma-tenzin-palmo/ June 3 - 15 Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat, Bahamas Jetsunma is one of many teachers attending this special event. Ashram 50th Anniversary & Swami Swaroopananda's Birthday Celebration Connecting Across Faiths and Disciplines Information & registration here. June 8 - 10 Vajrapani Institute, Boulder Creek, CA Teaching, The Supreme Siddhi of Mahamudra vajrapani.org June 15 & 16 Ojai, CA E-mail inquiries: iam@kirasloane.com June 20 - 24 Spirit Rock, Woodacre, CA Retreat, Therigatha - Verses of Elder Nuns Retreat co-taught with Ayya Anandabodhi & Ayya Santacitta www.spiritrock.org June 27 Upaya Institute & Zen Center, Santa Fe, NM Dharma Talk www.upaya.org June 27 - July 4 Tara Mandala, Colorado, CO Retreat, Mahayana: Vast View, Open Heart Register at Tara Mandala here.

Suraj: geshe Tenzin Wangyal 2018 http://www.ligmincha.org/index.php/en/programs/teachings-schedule-by-location.html WASHINGTON April 2022, 2018 Location: Olympia, WA Subject: Sherap Chamma, the Mother of Wisdom and Love Contact: Carmelle Minor-Callow Tel: (+1) 360-701-0113 Email Carmelle Minor-Callow Carmelle Minor-Callow CALIFORNIA April 78, 2018 Location: Pasadena, California (near Los Angeles) Subject: Awakening Your Sacred Fire: Meditation to Manifest Your Positive Qualities Contact: Raven Lee Email Raven Lee Website: Ligmincha California May 2, 2018 Location: Carlsbad, California Subject: Seduction of Spirit Retreat with Deepak Chopra and Guests, April 30 - May 5, 2018 Website: The Chopra Center June 810, 2018 Location: Esalen, Big Sur, California Subject: Awakening the Sacred Body Contact: Jody Greene Email for Information Website: Esalen Workshop November 24, 2018 Location: Berkeley, California Subject: To Be Announced Contact: Laura Shekerjian Tel: (+1) 510-849-2373 Email Laura Shekerjian Website: Ligmincha California

Suraj: Tara Drupchen - April 27-29 posted Mar 15, 2018, 7:48 PM by NWTCA President WHAT: Tara Drupchen or First Grand Blessing Ceremony of the 10,000 Offerings to the 21 Noble Taras WHEN: Friday, April 27 - Sunday, April 29, 2018 WHERE: NWTCA Lemelson Auditorium ORGANIZER: Dzogchen Khenpo Choega Rinpoche Dzogchen Khenpo Choga Rinpoche and the Dzogchen Shri Singha Foundation are pleased to announce the first Grand Blessing Ceremony of the 10,000 Offerings to the 21 Noble Taras 2018 Dzogchen Buddha Path Tara Drupchen, in Portland, Oregon, USA. This grand public practice will begin on Friday, April 27th at 10:00 am and conclude on Sunday, April 29th at 6:00pm. It will be held at the Lemelson Auditorium of the Northwest Tibetan Cultural Association, 4401 NE 122nd Avenue in Portland. http://dzogchenshrisinghafoundation.createsend1.com/t/ViewEmail/y/ABCCC6564F99579A/2ED0D0947C4871272A1BF84ACBDD178B registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-dzogchen-buddha-path-tara-drupchen-april-27-28-29-2018-tickets-42516688560

Manikarnika: Kagyu Changchub Chuling 4936 NE Skidmore St Portland, OR 97218 USA ... Venerable Khenpo Rinpoche to Lead Opening of Three-Year Retreat and Offer Teachings at KCC June 810: Teachings at KCC June 16: Opening of Three-Year Retreat at SCOL Venerable Khenpo Lodro Donyo RinpocheIn gratitude, KCC is pleased to announce that on June 16, Venerable Khenpo Rinpoche will be with us to lead the Gate Opening Ceremony for our Three-Year retreatants. Rinpoche will also offer teachings in Portland on the weekend of June 810. We will provide more details soon. But for now, it is enough to recognize the extraordinary nature of Rinpoches decision to be with us on this historic occasion for KCC. What follows are Lama Michaels thoughts on this great fortune. .... By Lama Michael Conklin As many of you know, Venerable Khenpo Rinpoche visited Portland and SCOL just last June. In February, we invited him to join and preside over the ceremonies ending the Three-Year Retreat. At first, Rinpoche responded that he would be engaged in a retreat and could not come. Very recently, Lama Eric Triebelhorn told us that Rinpoche had changed his mind. The completion of this first Three-Year Retreat at SCOL, using English translations, conducted and attended by Westerners, is so important to the vitality of the Dharma that he would find a way to be here with us at the Opening Ceremony. Let us take a moment to appreciate the significance of this. Khenpo Rinpoche, truly a jewel of the Dharma and our lineage, feels that this event is so important that he must cancel other commitments in order to come 5,000 miles to be here with us. For me, it will be as if Bokar Rinpoche himself had somehow managed to come to see the first ripened fruit on the tree of his aspiration to create SCOL. Khenpo Rinpoches presence will speak volumes of the value he places on this endeavor. His words will increase our understanding of the purpose and the benefits of such long retreats, not only for the individual participants but for their families, the Sangha and the community beyond. Many people at the Opening will not have encountered a Three-Year Retreat before. They will come with open hearts and open minds. If teachings are given, they will be ready to listen. Over time, by seeing the ceremony and hearing Rinpoche's words, some individuals may be moved to consider undertaking a Three-Year Retreat themselves. Others may wish to give their support to future retreats. At the very least, those attending the opening will have a unique experience that will positively affect their entire lives. As for the retreatants, to meet with Rinpoche and have his blessing will be so memorable. He will also meet with them the day before the opening. It may sound like hyperbole, but many of us have witnessed this kind of direct connection and transmission. In so many ways we cannot now count, Rinpoches attendance will benefit the opening of the retreat, the community of KCC, and the future of both SCOL, the urban center, and indeed all beings.

Suraj: http://hhsakyatrizin.net/schedule/ HIS HOLINESS THE SAKYA TRICHEN Schedule 2018 April 5 April 9: Boston, Massachusetts (see button on the right) April 13 April 15: New York City, New York (see button on the right) April 20 April 22: New York City, New York (see button on the right) April 27 April 29: New York City, New York May 3 May 7: Silver Spring, Maryland (see button on the right) May 21 July 11: Walden, New York (see button on the right) July 13 July 16: Minneapolis, Minnesota (see button on the right) July 20 July 23: Santa Fe, New Mexico (see button on the right) July 28 July 29: Los Angeles, California August 2 August 9: San Francisco, California August 11 August 12: Eugene, Oregon August 14 August 15: Portland, Oregon August 18 August 19: Seattle, Washington August 20 August 22: Madison, Wisconsin August 23 August 26: Chicago, Illinois September 22 Sept 23: Colorado September 30: New York City, New York

Suraj: EWAM Choden CA http://www.ewamchoden.org/?p=4603 His Holiness Kyabgon Gongma Trichen Rinpoche (the 41st Sakya Trizin) will visit and kindly bestow the Empowerment of Vajra Nairatmya on August 4th and 5th, 2018. Details to follow later. In order to receive this empowerment, you must have already received a high empowerment (two-day) from a Sakya Lama.

Suraj: His Eminence Khöndung Avikrita Vajra Rinpoche Returns to Seattle Date! July 22, 2018 As part of his short visit to America this July, our Head Lama H.E. Khöndung Avikrita Vajra Rinpoche will visit Sakya Monastery in Seattle to bestow a precious day of empowerments and teachings called Dharma for Life and Death. The first empowerment will be the Chagdongma Long Life Empowerment, a rare practice for enhancing our life in Dharma. The second is the Shitro Empowerment, to support Sakya Monastery's regular Shitro practice dedicated to those who have passed away. Registration information will be available soon. Look for updates in email and on our Facebook page!

Suraj: Gyalshen Institute (CA) Summer Retreat 2018 The 21 Nails from the Zhang Zhung Nyen Gyu July 24-29 2018 We at Gyalshen Institute cordially invite you to our summer 2018 residential silent retreat. There Chaphur Rinpoche will give teachings and instructions on The 21 Nails from the Zhang Zhung Nyen Gyu. Teaching Topic The 21 Nails is one of the innermost secret teachings from the Bön Zhang Zhung Nyen Gyu, the 21 essential points of Dzogchen practice, directly cutting through doubts about ones natural state by tracing the nature of mind back to its source. The teachings of the Twenty-One Nails are a direct expression of enlightenmentour natural mind. Each nail describes this natural state from a different point of view. The views are called nails or seals because they stabilize the experiential understanding of the natural state. These teachings are said to have come directly from the primordial buddha, Küntu Zangpo, passed by mind-to-mind transmission to eight successive buddhas, and then transmitted orally to 24 human Bön lineage holders, all of whom were yogis and siddhas. It was first written down by Yangton Sherap Gyaltsen in the 11th century. These teachings have been transmitted in an unbroken succession down to our teachers of the present day. Silent Retreat 2017 was Gyalshen Institutes first residential summer retreat, and the response has been overwhelmingly positive. When asked about next year (2018) Rinpoche immediately chose the 21 Nails as his teaching topic, and was very enthusiastic about conducting this retreat in silence. Silence is especially important when one is trying to catch the nature of mind. When the outer sounds are silenced, it is much easier to hear the unceasing sound of the minds nature. Rinpoche will also give the transmission for the entire Zhang Zhung Nyen Gyu. The Zhang Zhung Nyen Gyu contains the 21 nails and is considered one of the most important and the most comprehensive manual for Dzogchen practice in the Bön tradition. This retreat will be conducted according to Bön tradition. We will give the 4 offerings daily (Sang Chöd, Chotor / water offering, burnt food offering and Chöd). We will also practice tsa lung / trul khor in the mornings and tögel in the early evening. Please see the sample schedule below for more details. Location Please plan to join us for the second annual Gyalshen Residential Summer Retreat. Take this opportunity to dive deeply into the Bön spiritual tradition while enjoying the profound sense of community possible in a residential five day retreat. The San Francisco Theological Seminary located in San Anselmo, California is a perfect spot for us to be together in the presence of Chaphur Rinpoche as our teacher and guide. Surrounded by redwood trees, Susanna Baird Hall Retreat Center offers an ideal peaceful setting for your stay. This two-story building features 28 double-occupancy rooms, each furnished with two twin beds, a desk and AC/heating unit. The hall boasts a fully-equipped kitchen, communal dining hall and large lounge area. Wireless internet is available in all common areas while wired high-speed internet is available in all guest rooms. Dormitory-style private showers and mens/womens public restrooms are located on each floor. Susanna Baird Halls ample parking and close proximity to downtown San Anselmo allows one all the comforts of home, yet the ambience of surrounding redwoods in a quiet peaceful setting. Susanna Baird Hall & Retreat Center 30 Waverly Rd. San Anselmo, CA 94960 Google Map link: ☛San Francisco Theological Seminary

Suraj: HIS HOLINESS THE 42ND SAKYA TRIZIN VISITS the Bay area in MAY 2018 His Holiness will kindly bestow the EMPOWERMENT OF CHAKRASAMVARA on Monday & Tuesday, May 7 & 8, 2018. Everyone is welcome. Please go to the Ewam Choden website for complete information and online registration. Cost is $160. www.ewamchoden.org His Holiness will kindly offer the SAKYA PANDITA-GURU YOGA BLESSING on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 4 p.m. Cost is $30. The prerequisite for this Blessing is a major two-day Empowerment by a Sakya lama (such as Hevajra, Nairatmya, Chakrasamvara, etc.). The previous Chakrasamvara empowerment will satisfy the requirement if you haven't had it. Please go to the Sakya Dechen Ling website for complete information and registration. www.sakyadechenling.com His Holiness will kindly bestow the EMPOWERMENT OF HAYAGRIVA-VAJRAPANI-GARUDA on Sunday, May 6th at 10:00 am is located at 1701 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702 Please go to the Pal Tsechen Ling website for information. https://www.bayareapaltsechenling.org/calendar/


Manikarnika: SUMMER TEACHINGS Ganges Mahamudra Pith Instructions & Chakrasamvara Commentary, Instruction, Empowerment and Retreat by H.E. Garchen Rinpoche and Venerable Drupon Rinchen Dorje June 30 July 8 Registration Opens June1 This summer, dharma blessings will shower down like rain! Summer Teachings will include pith instruction on the incomparable Ganges Mahamudra, followed by commentary, teaching, empowerment and practice retreat of the profound Chakrasamvara deity practice. June 30 July 1: H.E. Garchen Rinpoche will offer pith instruction on the Ganges Mahamudra Tilopas radiant instruction to Naropa on how to rest in the pure and luminous state of our natural mind. July 2 July 4: H.E. Garchen Rinpoche and Ven. Drupon Rinchen Dorje will offer profound commentary and teaching on the Chakrasamvara practice, culminating with Chakrasamvara empowerment in the afternoon session of July 4. July 5 July 8: Garchen Rinpoche and Ven. Drupon Rinchen Dorje will lead a Chakrasamvara Retreat. Chakrasamvara is highest yoga tantra practice in the Vajrayana Buddhist tradition. In the Drigung Kagyu lineage, the most popular and common Chakrasamvara deity practice is in the form of the Five-deity Chakrasamvara. The Five-deity Chakrasamvara includes the central deity of the two-armed, single-faced male Chakrasamvara deity in union with the female Vajravarahi deity (these two in union are taken as a single deity) and four surrounding dakinis in the four directions. Ven. Drupon Rinchen Dorje has said that the particular unsurpassed union tantra of Chakrasamavara, the king of tantras [is] equal to space. The teacher Vajradhara rose up in the form of the fierce compassionate emanation Chakrasamvara and taught this tantra. The power of the blessings of this tantra is said to be more exalted than others. Most of the mahasiddhas of India were renowned to have attained the supreme and common accomplishments through the gateway of Chakrasamvara. In Tibet Lord Marpa taught: The tantra of Hevajra is renowned as profound. Chakrasamvara is known as the quintessence. . Thus, this deity has been the practice of the oceans of Kagyü siddhas. It is the secret path that has been relied upon by the hundred of siddhas of India and Tibet. It is the swift path for those with faith, diligence, and wisdom. It is the heart nectar of the Buddhas teachings. Chakrasamvara requires empowerment prior to participation in the practice. Finally, as a special treat for these Summer Teachings, we will offer Daily Yoga Practice with Joyanna Maria Ananda. As a student, practitioner and guide of Qigong and Yoga for most of her adult life, she has been blessed to have studied with Master Teachers in China, Tibet and India. Inspired in the natural blend of these eastern sciences, her classes are unique and spontaneous, joyfully creative and alive. We are so fortunate to have Joyanna lead daily classes, an excellent way to prepare our bodies and channels for the deepening practices offered during our Summer Teachings at the Garchen Buddhist Institute. https://garchen.net/annual-events/#summerteaching CHAKRASAMVARA MONTH LONG RETREAT Led by the Venerable Drupon Rinchen Dorje July 9 August 5 Immediately following our Summer Teachings, where instruction, empowerment and practice retreat of the Five-deity Chakrasamvara will be given, we offer an opportunity to go deep into this profound deity yoga practice under the guidance of Venerable Drupon Rinchen Dorje. Six participants will live in the retreat village and practice three sessions a day in their own hut, and one group session in the village temple. This is an excellent opportunity to learn how to properly do a deity retreat, and all the rituals involved. This retreat is a prerequisite for the three year retreat program. Yidam practice is a very special tantric practice in which one transforms ones normal, samsaric experience of reality into an extraordinary experience of the true state of all phenomena. While the teachings of the sutra-level consider ignorance as the root cause of samsaric existence, the tantric teachings identify the ordinary appearances as the root cause of samsara. The practice of Yidam is a special and profound method to quickly transform ordinary appearances into enlightened appearances. To be more accurate, this practice uncovers the actual state of appearances and reveal them to be pure and empty unceasingly. Yidam practice does not make ordinary appearances into something they are not pure and empty of inherent existence. Rather, it uncovers the purity and emptiness that have always been there but obscured and unseen. Due to the special nature of these teachings, it is best that one receive the details of these teachings directly from an authentic teacher of the lineage. Thus, this opportunity to practice in a small group, under the guidance of Venerable Drupon Rinchen Dorje, is rare and precious indeed. The retreat village is drenched in blessings. At its center is the village temple, as well as a common kitchen building, shower/toilet, and laundry. Cost: $1000 If you are interested in attending this special retreat, please email for an application to questions@garchen.net

Aniezka: 8 () NWTCA TUESDAY, MAY 8, 6:00 PM Lama Wangdu Rinpoche will bestow Guru Rinpoche Long Life Empowerment (Guru Tsewang) during this Tuesday Chod Practice class.

Manikarnika: https://mailchi.mp/99b719a7b818/monastic-visits-lp-pasanno-visit-lp-sucitto-and-new-and-past-events?e=ba4ba04618 Luang Por Pasanno Visits PFoD, May 18 - 20 White Salmon, May 22 We are joyful to welcome Luang Por Pasanno from Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery for Dhamma teachings and potluck meal offering, open to everyone. And, just to sweeten our good fortune, the Pacific Hermitage monks will be joining in the weekend events as well. Dont miss this rare and auspicious event! At Portland Friends of the Dhamma Friday, May 18 Evening with Luang Por Pasanno 5:30 to 6:40 p.m. Tea and Dhamma discussion 7 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Meditation and Dhamma reflection Saturday, May 19 Community Daylong with Luang Por Pasanno 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (no late arrivals though you may depart at any time) Please bring a dish to share for the potluck meal offering in time to be seated by 8:55 a.m.) Sunday, May 20 Sunday Sila and Potluck with Luang Por Pasanno 10 a.m. Chanting and meditation and Dhamma talk 11:30 a.m. Meal offering (the children have been practicing and will be making the offering :) 12:30 a.m. Clean up Contact us here if you have any questions At Yoga Samadhi (in White Salmon Wa.) - map Tuesday, May 22 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. All events are without charge. Donations are gratefully accepted. There are a Donation box and envelopes in the back of the shrine room. Thank you for your support.

Suraj: KHENPO RINPOCHE TEACHINGS JUNE 2018 http://kcc.org/event/khenpo-rinpoche-teachings-june-2018 Friday, June 8, 2018 - 7:00pm Event Leader: Khenpo Lodro Donyo Rinpoche Location: KCC Urban Center SCHEDULE June 8 Friday Evening (7:00pm-9:00pm) Transforming Adversity into the Path of Awakening June 9 Saturday (10:00am-4:00pm) Discovering the Heart of the Path: The Four Dharmas of Gampopa June 10 Sunday (10:00am-4:00pm) Navigating Life and Death June 12 Tuesday Evening (7:00pm-9:00pm) Green Tara Empowerment: Meeting the Essence of the Buddhas' Protection (beginning with Refuge Ceremony)

Suraj: Sakya temple Seattle As part of his short visit to America this July, our Head Lama H.E. Khöndung Avikrita Vajra Rinpoche will visit Sakya Monastery in Seattle to bestow a precious day of empowerments and teachings called Dharma for Life and Death. This will introduce us to a rare practice for enhancing our life in Dharma called Chagdongma, and support Sakya Monastery's regular Shitro practice dedicated to those who have passed away. Chagdongma Long Life Empowerment Sunday, July 22, 2018 from 10:30am-12:00pm Among the sacred termas (hidden treasure teachings) of Guru Rinpoche revealed in the Northern Treasures that are a specialty of the Sakya lineage's Phuntsok Phodrang, the Chagdongma is a profound empowerment for enhancing spiritual practice, lifespan and healing based on Buddha Amitabha and the Thousand Buddhas of the Fortunate Aeon. H.E. Khöndung Avikrita Vajra Rinpoche will bestow the rare Chagdongma empowerment with explanation of how its practice can bring about extraordinary benefits for a life in Dharma. No registration required. No charge for entry. Seating is first-come, first-served. Overflow seating available with live closed circuit video. Shitro Empowerment Sunday, July 22, 2018 from 2:30-4:00pm To support the Shitro practice for the deceased established by H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya Dorje Chang at Sakya Monastery, H.E. Khöndung Avikrita Vajra Rinpoche will bestow the empowerment of the 'hundred peaceful and wrathful deities' known as Shitro. This practice relates to the teachings found in the classic Bardo Thodrol or 'Tibetan Book of the Dead', purifying the body-mind continuum of the practitioner and those they dedicate the practice for in order to benefit the deceased and utilize death for awakening. It is considered that just to receive the blessings of the empowerment can aid practitioners at the point of death. No registration required. No charge for entry. Seating is first-come, first-served. Overflow seating available with live closed circuit video. Refuge Ceremony For those who wish participate in a Refuge Ceremony with His Eminence prior to the initiations, it will take place 9:00-9:30am on July 22, 2018. You can contact the office at monastery@sakya.org to sign up for Refuge.

Manikarnika: EMPOWERMENT OF WHITE SARASWATI this coming Sunday afternoon at Ewam Choden It was previously announced that this empowerment would be of Red Saraswati. However that one will not be offered now. It will be White Saraswati. 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 Sarasvati 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 is separate. White Saraswati ANOTHER ANNOUNCEMENT OF A CHANGE Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche will kindly bestow the Empowerment of White Tara on Saturday, June 30th, 2018 at Tharpa Cho Ling, the retreat center of Ewam Choden, located in Upper Lake, CA. It was previously announced for a different date with a location in Ukiah, CA. That one is cancelled, and the new one prevails. More information will be given later. ON SCHEDULE - SAVE THE DATES ! ~Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche will kindly bestow the Empowerment of Black Manjushri at Ewam Choden on Sunday, June 24, 2018. More information will be given later. ~A Birthday Pot Luck Party to celebrate and honor the birthday of Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche will be held on Sunday, July 29, 2018. Information to follow. YOU MAY ALWAYS CHECK THE EWAM CHODEN WEBSITE FOR DETAILS ABOUT EVENTS.

Suraj: We are very happy to announce the program for Dr. Nida's September 2018 visit to the United States and Pure Land Farms! Please save the dates, more information coming soon! SEATTLE September 12 - 14: Vajra Body, Speech, and Mind September 15 - 16: Yuthok Nyingthig Clear Light Yoga PORTLAND (www.sorigkhangportland.org) September 18th: Karmamudra talk and book signing September 19th: Yuthok Nyingthig Ati Yoga PURE LAND FARMS (www.purelandfarms.org) September 22 - 23: Yuthok Nyingthig Tummo Yoga September 24 - 26: Yuthok Nyingthig Karmamudra LOS ANGELES September 29: Yuthok Nyingthig La Hooking SAN FRANCISCO (bayarea.sorig.net) October 2 - 5: Sowa Rigpa Pathology and Diagnosis October 6: Tibetan and Western Integrative Medicine Symposium (Stanford University) October 7: Yuthok Nyingthig Phowa Yoga UPSTATE NEW YORK October 10 - 14: Dream Yoga Retreat NEW YORK CITY October 15 - 16: TBA Please note: Ngöndro preliminary practices are a pre-requisite to attend the teachings at Pure Land Farms. We will be holding a seven day Yuthok Nyingthig ngöndro retreat at Pure Land Farms in August (dates to be announced shortly) if you would like to fulfill this pre-requisite in a group setting. Please e-mail info@purelandfarms.org with any questions.

Suraj: Ewam Choden lama Kunga EMPOWERMENTS OF 21 TARAS in SuryaGupta Tradition, September 22, 23, and 24

Suraj: NWTCA 4401 NE 122nd Ave, Portland, Oregon 97230 Please save the dates for teaching by His Holiness Kyabgon Gongma Trichen Rinpoche (41st Sakya Trizin) at Bodkhang on Tuesday, August 14 and Wednesday, August 15, 2018. Details to follow. https://www.facebook.com/nwtca/photos/gm.234041060662207/1992314560801716/?type=3&theater Aug 15 9:30 a.m. Vajrakilaya 2 p.m. Pho-wa

Suraj: Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism 108 NW 83rd Street Seattle, Washington 98117 206.789.2573 His Holiness the Sakya Trizin Rinpoche offers the Two-Day Chakrasamvara Empowerment Dates: Saturday and Sunday, August 18 and 19, 2018 August 18: Empowerment is from 5-8pm, and registrants can meditate quietly in the room from 2 to 4 pm while His Holiness prepares. August 19: Empowerment is from 2-8pm, and registrants can meditate quietly in the room from 10 am to noon while His Holiness prepares. You must attend both days to receive the empowerment Location: Nordic Museum, 2655 NW Market St, Seattle, WA Fee: Sponsors: $500* Sakya Monastery members: $200 Non-Members: $300 Ordained Sangha: Complimentary (please register) *Sponsors will have priority seating, a complimentary lunch with His Holiness the Sakya Trichen Rinpoche (with a group photo), and an opportunity to participate in a mandala offering. Please register at: http://conta.cc/2IlmMwm The Chakrasamvara empowerment, of the Ghantapada tradition, has five deities within the mandala. To emphasize the importance of this particular practice, His Holiness the Sakya Trichen commented: "Unlike other mandala such as Hevajra or Kalachakra, the Chakrasamvara mandala is still fully manifested and active in the twenty-four holy places in India. For this reason, Chakrasamvara and his consort, Vajrayogini, are considered one of the most effective deities of our time." The prerequisite for taking this empowerment is Refuge. There are no commitments. This empowerment fullfils the prerequisite for a Vajrayogini empowerment by a Sakya Lama. His Holiness the Sakya Trichen Rinpoche is the forty-first head of the Sakya Order of Tibetan Buddhism. He is a peerless and world-renowned master of the Dharma in general and the Vajrayana in particular. His compassion and wisdom are an inspiration to all those who have the fortune to meet him.

Suraj: ACTIVITIES OF HIS HOLINESS SAKYA TRICHEN in the western USA ( as well as we know now) SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO, July 21 and 22, 2018 TSECHEN NAMDROL LING 7/21--Dharma Talk on Freeing the Heart and Mind Prayers for Peace for All the Traditions: A Cultural Exchange 7/22--Empowerment of Avalokiteshvara with Mahamudra CONTACT: santa.fe_sakya@yahoo.com http://www.facebook.com/TsechenNamdrolLing/ LOS ANGELES, CA, July 28, 2018 TSECHEN CHOKHOR LING 7/28--White Umbrella Initiation and Dharma Teaching on Understanding Death and Amitabha Sleep Yoga Teachings in English will be translation into Chinese. 灌頂及教法以英文直接傳授,配中文翻譯。 CONTACT: info@sakyacenterla.org or tsechenchokhorling@yahoo.com or call (626) 831-4413 SANTA MONICA, CA, July 29, 2018 SAKYA BUDDHIST CENTER, DECHEN.US 7/29---Teaching on Parting from the Four Attachments and Empowerment of White Saraswati CONTACT: https://www.dechen.us/ SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, August 2 through August 9, 2018 EWAM CHODEN 8/3-8/4---Empowerment of Vajra Nairatmya 8/8---Dharma Talk on Parting from the Four Attachments See Ewam Choden website for details. BAY AREA PAL TSECHEN LING 8/5, Sunday, 1:30 pm---Maha Guru Empowerment, and Dharma Talk (Tibetan) 1701 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA CONTACT: https://www.bayareapaltsechenling.org INFORMATION ABOUT OTHER SF Bay Area EVENTS PENDING EUGENE, OREGON, AUGUST 11-12, 2018 INFORMATION UNKNOWN at this time PORTLAND, OREGON, August 14-15, 2018 NORTHWEST TIBETAN CULTURAL ASSOCIATION Vajrakilaya Empowerment and Teaching on Transference of Consciousness CONTACT: Pema Choephel, (503) 489-8815, nwtca.president@gmail.com http://www.nwtca.org SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 8/18-19, 2018 SAKYA MONASTERY OF TIBETAN BUDDHISM Cakrasamvara Empowerment CONTACT: http://www.sakya.org Call (206) 789-2573 (weekdays between 9am-noon)

Suraj: Tibetan Buddhist Teachings and Transmission Tibetan Buddhist Teachings and Transmission Dzogchen Teachings and Transmissions on Longchenpas Precious Treasury of the Way of Abiding Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15 1 5 pm $60 each day 3717 SE Washington St. Portland, OR, 97214 The Precious Treasury of the Way of Abiding is a Dzogchen text by Longchenpa, considered to be one of the greatest Dzogchen masters of all time. Dzogchen, translated as The Great Perfection, is the ultimate teaching of all of the enlightened ones and is regarded as the culmination of all spiritual paths. In Dzogchen we are introduced the primordially pure state of enlightenment and are shown how to abide in that pristine essence that has been our actual ever-present condition from the very beginning. This particular text of Longchenpa's is a discourse on the four unique discipline-less disciplines (samayas) of Dzogchen ― ineffability (transcending), openness, spontaneous presence, and oneness. Venerable Lama Rinchen was born in Tibet and is a scholar and meditation master in the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. For many years was the personal attendant to His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche, former supreme head of the Nyingma lineage. Currently, Lama Rinchen lives in Nepal where he is assembling an extensive library of sacred works. He speaks nearly fluent English. FOR INFORMATION call 503-234-6480 or email: paul@awakeninthedream.com ~ No one will be turned away due to lack of funds

Suraj: Buddhist In-Town Retreat with Adzom Gyalse Rinpoche (open to all levels) DATE AND TIME Sat, Aug 4, 2018, 9:00 AM Wed, Aug 8, 2018, 3:00 PM DESCRIPTION Samden Ling Buddhist Community is honored to welcome back Adzom Gyalse Rinpoche for a 5-day, in-town retreat. He will teach The Wish-Fullfilling Treasure" by Longchen Rabjam (Longchenpa). This text is within the seven commentaries by Longchenpa. These texts synthesizes more than 600 years of spiritual transmissions originating from Guru Padmasambhava. Longchen Rabjam was one of the greatest scholars and realized sages of Tibet from the 14th Century. Adzom Gyalse Rinpoche is one of the primary teachers at Shechen Monastery. A renowned monastery in Nepal which is home to approximately 1,000 monastics. He is a lineage holder of the Longchen Ngingthig, and studied under Dzogchen master, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. Adzom Gyalse Rinpoche speaks conversational English. His Portland, Oregon retreat translator will be Lopon Tashi. Lopon Tashi speaks excellent English and is also a well trained monk and scholar as well as head of Shechen Monastery in Mexico. For more information about Rinpoche and Samden Ling, visit our website at: www.samdenling.org https://www.eventbrite.com/e/buddhist-in-town-retreat-with-adzom-gyalse-rinpoche-open-to-all-levels-tickets-46473781331 ----------------------------- Outline Its 22 versed chapters are as follows: How samsara originates out of the ground. How Buddha realms are established for the benefit of beings. How the outer world develops. How the sentient beings within develop. The aeon of remaining. The aeons of destruction and voidness. The happiness and suffering of the inner and outer world. How to follow a spiritual friend. Abandoning negative friends. The master who teaches. The qualities of the disciple who listens. An elaborate presentation of the types of Dharma teaching. Contemplating the difficulty of finding a free and well-favoured human-life. Contemplating death and impermanence. Contemplating the nature of faith. Contemplating karmacauses and effects. Contemplating how samsara is suffering and nirvana blissful. Establishing the natural state. Preliminaries to meditative concentration. The supreme meditation of clear light. The stages of traversing the path. The fruition that is the culmination of meditation. There is a large commentary on the root text, which is called the White Lotus (Wyl. pad+ma dkar po). http://www.rigpawiki.org/index.php?title=Wish-Fulfilling_Treasury

Suraj: Lecture Series With Prof. Dr. Harunaga Isaacson: The Bhramahara (Remover Of Error) By Ratnākaraśānti. https://www.tantrictraditions.com/news/ In an intensive series of lectures beginning on Wednesday, August 22 and continuing through Tuesday, August 28, Professor Dr. Harunaga Isaacson will translate and explain the whole of the Bhramahara, a profound and comprehensive Sādhana of Hevajra that has reached us in its original Sanskrit. Its eleventh-century author Ratnākaraśānti [Rinchen 'byung gnas zhiba] is arguably the most brilliant and insightful of all the Indian masters of Tantric Buddhism of whom we have surviving works; and he is all the more remarkable since his contributions were not limited to the Tantric domain. He also produced major works in the general Mahāyānist domains of Yogācāra and Prajñāpāramitā; and he has much to say on the crucial issue of how the relationship between the Tantric and non-Tantric, between the Way of Mantras and the Way of the Sūtras, should be understood. The schedule of talks is as follows: Wednesday, August 22 6:00 to 8:00 pm Thursday, August 23 6:00 to 8:00 pm Saturday, August 25 10:00 am to 12:00 pm 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Sunday, August 26 10:00 am to 12:00 pm 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Monday, August 27 6:00 to 8:00 pm Tuesday, August 28 6:00 to 8:00 pm On Friday, August 24, there will be a lecture by Professor Alexis Sanderson, Academic Director of ISTS, on a topic to be announced. REGISTER NOW: $350 General Sessions will be held at the Movement Center, 1021 NE 33rd Ave Portland, OR. Accommodations are available at The Movement Center by reservation. For information about the types of rooms available and rates.

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Suraj: Ananda Dharma Center Our mailing address is: Ananda Dharma Center 3888 Balcom Rd San Jose, California 95148 Contact@anandadharmacenter.org Change in the Dates 21 Tara Initiation is on August 04 21 Tara Practices on August 05 Guru Puja August 06 (Monday) August 20 (Monday) Sorry for the inconvenience. ============================ Mahamudra Meditation with Geshe Gyalten July 21 & 22 @ 10am-12pm Ananda is pleased to have Geshe Gyalten back in San José. Join us for a rare opportunity to have Mahamudra Class and 21 Tara initiation-Subsequent Permission with Geshe Gyalten. Mahamudra Discussion with Ven. Tsondue July 29 @10am-12pm It is highly recommended for students to take part in this Mahamudra discussion. Ven. Tsondue is very knowledgeable about the topic. 21 Tara Initiation (Subsequent Permission-Jenang) with Geshe Gyalten August 5 @ 10am-12pm 21 Tara Initiation (Practices) with Geshe Gyalten August 6 @ 10am-12pm Tara is the embodiment of the compassionate activities of all the Buddhas. Her compassionate activities are very swift and powerful. This Jenang is unique practiced, carried, and closely treasured within the lineage passed down from most venerable teacher His Eminence the Choden Rinpoche. This particular tantra, which involves practices and permissions, will be given by Geshe Gyalten, the master of the ceremony. It is highly recommend to our students to take part in this class. Geshe-hla is very skilled in this ceremony. There is no commitment for this initiation. The Four Mindfullness with Ven. Tsondue August 12 @10-12pm This teaching on the four mindfulness is composed by the His Holiness 7th Dalai Lama- Gyalwa Kelsang Gyatso. This teaching encapsulate the essence of all the sutra and tantra teachings. Guru Puja Wednesday 08/06 @ 7-8pm Guru Puja Wednesday 08/20 @7-8pm Special Event Healing from the Source with His Eminence Ling Rinpoche Sunday 09/02 @ 5-7pm Yerba Buena High School, 1855 Lucretia Ave, San Jose 95122 His Eminence Ling Rinpochi will confer the oral transmission of Medicine Buddha and Yamantake Sadhana. Do not miss this golden opportunity to receive a powerful healing experience and powerful empowering energy from Yamantaka himself. His Eminence Ling Rinpoche is widely known as an emanation of Yamantaka. Yamantaka is a wrathful aspect of Buddha of wisdom. It is absolutely rare chance to receive such teachings from His Eminence. This teaching is open to everyone and it is free but registration is needed. Please register at: ad_center@outlook.com

Manikarnika: -, .... http://www.ewam.org/retreats Nyingtig Yabzhi: The Four-fold Heart Essence Empowerments (wang), Reading Transmission (lung), and Explanation (tri) November 2 - 11, 2018 with Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche in Santa Fe, New Mexico A multi-year cycle on the whole of Longchenpa's cycles with an emphasis on Dzogchen, in the lineage and transmission of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. The retreat will begin with the Nyingtig Yabzhi empowerments, along with some of the oral transmission, and beginning with an explanation of Semnyi Ngalso. The intention for these teachings is to emphasize the actual instructions and commentaries on the Nyingtig Yabzhi. One of these explanations (tri yig) will be the extremely rare teaching of the"Stainless Oral Instructions" (Drimey Shalung) by Jamgon Kongtrul which Tulku Sang-ngag received directly from Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. Contact santafe@ewam.org with question http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07efbtts5167939207&llr=os7gp4bab&showPage=true Nyingtig Yabshi Empowerments and Reading Transmission This message is an invitation for those interested in receiving the following transmissions and teachings. The heart of the exceedingly short path of the 6.4 million verses of the Dzogchen Tantras, and the quintessence of the seventeen tantras, is the Pith Instruction Class of Luminosity Great Perfection. In Tibet, the progenitors of this great chariot were Vimalamitra and Padmasambhava. These teachings were passed by Vima to Nyang Tingzin Zangpo, beginning a lineage of practitioners who attained rainbow body. Subsequently and in secret these teachings were passed to Lodro Wangchuk, Drom Rinchenbar, Neten Dangma Lhungyal, Chetsun Senge Wangchuk and others, establishing the lineage known as Vima Nyingtig. The Master Padmasambhava imparted these teachings to Dakini Yeshe Tsogyal and other wisdom dakinis. They were then passed successively to Pema Ledretsel, establishing the transmission of the Khandro Nyingtig. These two cycles make up the two Mother Heart Essence Teachings (nyingtig ma nyi). The entirety of these two streams of teachings fell to the omniscient Dharma King Longchen Rabjam who combined them together. His commentary on the Vima Nyingtig is known as Lama Yangtig, and his single summation of the quintessential meaning of the Khandro Nyingtig is known as the Khandro Yangtig. These fourVima Nyingtig, Khandro Nyingtig, Lama Yangtig, and Khandro Yangtigare known either as the Four Mother and Child Nyingtig or the Nyingtig Yabshi (Four-fold Nyingtig). Longchenpas encapsulation of the profound key points of pith instructions of both mother and child cycles is known as the Zabmo Yangtig. The entryway into this class of secret pith instructions consists of the stages of empowerment, which ripen the mind, and receiving the liberating instructions. The supportive teachings for these texts are the extensive Pandita Cycle, the Seven Treasuries, both profound and extensive teachings that show a complete and unmistaken path, a great chariot of the definitive meaning. Additional supportive texts include the Three Cycles of Relaxation, Three Cycles of Natural Liberation, Three Cycles of Dispelling Darkness, and others. The confluence of the streams of the short and long lineages of these teachings was held by the supreme refuge, the lord of the mandala, Dilgo Khyentse Vajradhara. For more than a decade, while serving at the lotus feet of this sublime being, our own incomparable guide, the magical wisdom manifestation of the glorious Gyalwa Choyang, one of the nine heart sons of the Guru Rinpoche, the sixth emanation of Drime Lingpa, supreme Gochen Tulku, Namchak Sang-ngag Tenzin Rinpoche, received these teachings. He received them not just once, but again and again. He also received the pith instructions of Dzogchen from the great disciple of Khenchen Ngagi WangpoPema Ledretsel Urgyen Chemchok, a supreme emanation who achieved rainbow body. For nine years Tulku Sang-ngag relied upon this master, taking him as his refuge and lord of the enlightened family. These teachings included the entirety of the whispered lineage of pith instructions of the Luminosity Secret Essence (osel sangwa nyingtig), which he was taught and contemplated deeply. When the time came, in accord with prophecy, Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche began to spread these teaching in America, the land of the west. For almost twenty years Tulku Sang-ngag has taught at his main seat, Ewam Montanas Sang-ngag Ling, The Garden of 1000 Buddhas; and in Ewam Santa Fe, at Pema Khandro Ling, and Longchen Ritro. He has turned vastly the wheel of the ripening and liberating teachings of the Pith Instruction Class of Great Perfection. He imparts these teachings to fortunate students who have already trained their minds well through the preliminary practices (ngondro). We are extremely fortunate and grateful that he teaches and continues to teach. In accord with the requests made by a number of western students in America who are striving in spiritual practice, this spiritual protector graciously accepted to begin offering, in particular, the reading transmissions and empowerments of the above mentioned lineage of Dzogchen Nyingtig, and the stream of transmission of supporting teachings including the Three Cycles of Relaxation, Three Cycles of Natural Liberation, the Seven Treasuries of Longchenpa, and the extremely rare lineage of the summation of key points of the pith instructions of the Nyingtig Yabshi, a commentary on the Mother and Child Nyingtig called Stainless Guidance (Drime Shelung). This year the teachings will be imparted in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on November 2-11, 2018. This message was prepared by the Ewam Pema Khandro Ling Nyingtig Yabshi Organizing Committee on April 14, 2018.

Suraj: ANNUAL VAJRAKILAYA DRUPCHEN November 10 18 With H.E. Garchen Rinpoche and the Garchen Institute Lamas Registration Opens October 10, 2018 Garchen Buddhist Institute will host The Secret Accomplishment Practice of Vajrakilaya 
November 10th through the 18th, 2018. Vajrakilaya is a wrathful manifestation of Vajrasattva, the Buddha of Purification. The practice of Vajrakilaya focuses on removing intense inner and outer obstacles to peace, happiness, and enlightenment. The Drupchen begins with a rare 2-day empowerment, and will include commentary and instruction. This is a wonderful opportunity to practice in this amazingly powerful mandala. https://garchen.net/annual-events/

Suraj: Lama Kunga at Ewam Choden: EMPOWERMENT OF VAJRAPANI BHUTADAMARA ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 at EWAM CHODEN 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 --------------------------------------------------- EMPOWERMENT OF YELLOW DZAMBHALA ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2018 at EWAM CHODEN September 9th, 2018 Detailed information soon ! EMPOWERMENT OF MILAREPA GURU YOGA, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2018 at EWAM CHODEN September 9th, 2018 DETAILED INFORMATION SOON ! CHANGE OF DATESEMPOWERMENTS OF 21 TARAS in SuryaGupta (Nyima Baypa) Tradition, (September 21, 22, and 23, 2018>) NOW February 22, 23, 24, 2019 November 5th, 2017 The Empowerments of the 21 Taras in the Surya Gupta tradition, will be kindly bestowed by Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche. It became necessary to change the dates of these Empowerments. The dates are now February 22, 23, 24, 2019. The location is Ewam Choden. SAVE THE DATES-MORE INFORMATION WILL BE PROVIDED LATER.

Suraj: EWAM CHoden spacer.gif logo_ec FOR YOUR INFORMATION, HERE ARE UPCOMING EVENTS IN ORDER OF DATE. Please pay attention to the location. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2018 at 12 noon LOCATION: Tharpa Cho Ling, 222 Ladder Ridge Road, Upper Lake, Ca. LAMA KUNGA RINPOCHE HAS KINDLY AGREED TO BESTOW THE EMPOWERMENT OF THE MEDICINE BUDDHA, SANGYE MENLA. EVERYONE IS WELCOME. A practice sadhana will be provided. The Empowerment may be received as a blessing. For more information and driving directions please phone Max Butler at 707-275-9435 or email at virupa@hotmail.com SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2018 at 1:00 pm LOCATION: Ewam Choden LAMA KUNGA RINPOCHE HAS KINDLY AGREED TO BESTOW THE EMPOWERMENT OF YELLOW DZAMBHALA. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2018 at 7:00 pm LOCATION: Ewam Choden TEACHING BY KHENPO MIGMAR TSETEN on THE WISDOM GONE BEYOND. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2018 at 7:00 pm LOCATION: Ewam Choden ANNUAL MEMORIAL PRAYERS for those who have passed on. SATURDAY, NOV. 17 & SUNDAY, NOV. 18, 2018 LOCATION: Tsechen Chokhor Ling / 12037 Clark Street, Arcadia, CA 91006 LAMA KUNGA RINPOCHE HAS KINDLY AGREED TO BESTOW THE EMPOWERMENTS of THE THREE VAJRAYOGINIS: Vajrayogini of Naropa, Vajrayogini of Indrabhuti, and Vajrayogini of Maitripa. NOTE: There is a prerequsite for this event. GO TO http://sakyacenterla.org/event-registration/ for exact information and to register and confirm your place. SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2018 at 1:00 pm LOCATION: Ewam Choden LAMA KUNGA RINPOCHE HAS KINDLY AGREED TO BESTOW THE EMPOWERMENT of MILAREPA GURU YOGA. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2018 at 7:00 pm LOCATION: Ewam Choden TEACHING BY KHENPO PEMA WANGDAK on Exploring Patience and Its Strength. WORKSHOP WITH KHENPO PEMA ON Saturday, December 23 (all day) and Sunday, December 24 (afternoon only), LOJONG and SOJONG Mind Training with teaching, instruction, practice, and guided meditation. Specific details to follow. MONDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2018 at 11:00 pm LOCATION: Ewam Choden NEW YEAR'S EVE with Lama Kunga Rinpoche Join Lama Kunga with prayers to welcome 2019.

Manikarnika: ( http://www.awakeningdharma.com/who-we-are/ ) http://www.awakeningdharma.com/upcoming-events/ ... 2019 Meditation to Develop Concentration and Serenity for a Chaotic World, 5-day Retreat: January 18-23, 2019, at Cloud Mountain Retreat Center in Castle Rock, Washington, USA. Taught by Tina and Stephen. Register at www.CloudMountain.org, or email info@CloudMountain.org for further details. Dharma Talk: Friday, January 25, 2019 at Still Point PDX, Portland, Oregon, USA. Taught by Stephen and Tina. No pre-registration required. For more information, visit www.stillpointpdx.org. Meditation to Develop Concentration and Serenity for a Chaotic World Daylong: Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Still Point PDX, Portland, Oregon, USA. Taught by Tina and Stephen. No pre-registration required. For more information, visit www.stillpointpdx.org. Introduction to Concentration Meditation Daylong: Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Seattle Insight Meditation Society, Seattle, Washington, USA. Taught by Stephen and Tina. Register at www.seattleinsight.org. https://www.stillpointpdx.org/calendar Tina Rasmussen and Stephen Snyder, Friday evening, Jan. 25 and a day-long retreat on Saturday, Jan 26, 9a-4p. Tina and Stephen provided this information about the retreat: In concentration and serenity (samatha) meditation, we return our awareness to one object of meditation to the exclusion of everything else, thereby collecting and unifying the mind stream. Samatha meditation builds the muscle of concentration, enabling us to turn away from the pull of our busy mindand our electronicsand settle into the serenity of our deeper nature. The practice also reveals with heightened clarity our habitual patterns that cause us to suffer on and off the cushion. As we turn away from these patterns, laser-like awareness can develop into profound stillness, deep joy, and the possibility of meditative absorptions known as jhanas. The teaching is in the lineage of Ven. Pa Auk Sayadaw of Burma, considered by many to be one of the leading meditation masters alive today, and is suitable for both beginners and experienced meditators. There will be instructions, meditation, silence, and periods of teaching and questions. Highlights of recent neuroscience research will also be provided. The day-long retreat will be non-residential, and held on a dana basis. : at the Multnomah Friends Meeting House, 7:00 PM, 4312 SE Stark, Portland, 97215

Suraj: White Tara Initiation, Meditation and Teaching White Tara Initiation Bestowed by Her Eminence Dagmo Kusho Sakya White Tara, Cintamani Cakra, is a refuge for all sentient beings and can guide everyone to the island of blissful liberation. She is well known as the Giver of Life. The practice of White Tara brings long life, subdues illness, evil spirits, and negative karma, and clears away mental obscurations Member Group: Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism Date: Saturday, November 10 Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Tradition: Tibetan Buddhism Teacher: Her Eminence Dagmo Kusho Sakya ------------------------------------------------------------ Introduction to Phowa Teaching, Transmission and Discussion Phowa is a yogic practice that assists the transference of consciousness at the time of death. Practicing this, we prepare ourselves for this process. Khenpo Jampa will give a transmission (lung) and an introductory teaching, which will include an informal discussion and Q&A time at the end of the teaching. Teaching and Transmission by Khenpo Jampa Rinpoche Member Group: Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism Date: Sunday, November 11 Time: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Event Type: Talk Tradition: Tibetan Buddhism Teacher: Khenpo Jampa RInpoch -----------------------------------------------------

Manikarnika: https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Troma-Nagmo-Chod-Retreat-with-Sangye-Khandro--Feb--15-19--2019.html?soid=1121849303371&aid=JKUySyc_OGw How and Why to Practice Chöd Sangye Khandro will emphasize teachings on the meaning of Chöd practice in general, with specific details concerning the unique lineage of the Dudjom Tersar and its importance on the path of the Great Perfection-Dzogpa Chenpo. Beginners are welcome. Those who are beginning on the path of Chöd will benefit from this retreat as there will be hands-on instruction for using the instruments, chanting the melodies and most importantly, understanding the progression and profound meaning of this path and why it is significant in today's world. Sangye Khandro's teachings will also be transmitted in Chinese via a translator. Schedule Feb. 14th: Volunteer "Prep Day" Torma making, Mandala set up Feb 15 th : Registration/Check -in Check-in followed by Intermediate Troma Sadhana & Tsog (Guru Rinpoche Day) Feb 16 th -18 th : Tröma P ractice & Teachings with Sangye Khandro Two sessions each day: 10am-12:30pm & 2:30pm-6:30 pm Teachings will be translated into Chinese Feb 19th: Intermediate Troma Sadhana: Sun of Wisdom Followed by a large tsog Attendees are encouraged to attend all practice and teachings sessions if possible. Register Soon! All attendees are encouraged to register and pay early in order to avoid lines on the first day. Please register early, and by Feb. 10, 2019 at the latest. Once registered, you will receive confirmation and further instructions from Julie Rogers, retreat coordinator. Suggested fee: $190 entire event / $60 full day/ $30 per session (No one turned away for lack of funds) Click here to register for this event Retreat Information: For full details regarding daily schedule, practice texts and supports, please click here. Rota Duties: All attendees are required to join in to support the retreat through Rota Service. Your cooperation with this ensures a smooth and obstacle free retreat. Once registered, you will need to send an email to Julie Rogers, retreat coordinator, with your information about Rota tasks. For information on ROTA, please click here. Location: Orgyen Dorje Den 2244 Santa Clara Ave. Alameda, CA 94501 Retreat Sponsorship If you would like to help sponsor this year's Troma Nagmo retreat, your offerings of any amount will support and assist practitioners, teachers and Orgyen Dorje Den's continuing efforts. You can make an online tax deductible donation here. Or send your donation to the ODD address above. If mailing a check, please note in the memo "2019 ODD Troma Retreat" and thank you for your generosity! We look forward to a wonderful retreat! Parking: Please do not park in the ODD parking lot! Parking at ODD is reserved for the lamas, tenants and essential staff only. Parking is available one block away from ODD, at the Civic Center Parking Lot. It's located at 1416 Oak St., between Central and Santa Clara Aves. Cost is only .75/hour, and is free after 5 pm.

Suraj: Maitreya Initiation, bestowed by H.E. Avikrita Vajra Rinpoche 03 FEBRUARY 10:00 - 12:00 Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism 108 NW 83rd St, Seattle, Washington 98117 Maitreya is the future Buddha prophesied by Shakyamuni to be fifth of the thousand Buddhas of the fortunate era. Even now, Maitreya is said to reside in the celestial realm of Tushita as one of the eight closest sons of the Buddha and the embodiment of all the Buddhas immeasurable loving kindness, working to bring happiness to all sentient beings. Rinpoche will bestow the initiation of Maitreya in the lineage that came from the pure vision of the ancient Indian Master Asanga. Through this initiation, disciples will be able to meet Maitreya in the future, purify negativities, develop extraordinary skill in memory and study, and infinite other qualities. Commitment is to bodhicitta. Date: Sunday, February 3rd, 2019 Time: 10:00 am Location: Sakya Monastery Shrine Room Suggested Donation: $40 Members, $60 Non-Members

Suraj: HIS EMINENCE GARCHEN RINPOCHES TOUR SCHEDULE 2019 2019 Schedule for North America: 03/20/19 04/10/19: Drikung Rinchen Choling, Los Angeles 04/10/19 05/01/19: Drikung Seattle 05/01/19 05/08/19: Garchen Dharma Society, Vancouver/Canada 05/08/19 05/14/19: Jamtse Choling, Colorado 05/14/19 05/20/19: Rigdzin Dharma Foundation, Albuquerque 05/20/19: Return to Arizona Drikung Seattle: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/garchen-rinpoche-seattle-teachings-2019-tickets-53160712121 Date And Time Fri, Apr 12, 2019, 2:30 PM Sun, Apr 28, 2019, 5:00 PM PDT Location: North Seattle College 9600 College Way North Old Cafeteria in College Center Bldg Seattle, WA 98103 Teaching Schedule weekend 1 April 12 (Fri.) 2:30PM Chod Empowerment April 13 (Sat.) 9:00-12:00 & 2:30-5:00 Chod teaching Chod represents cutting through all attachment to the body and material things and ultimately cutting through the root of delusion April 14 (Sun.) 9:00-12:00 Chod teaching continued 2:30-5:00 Refuge followed by Q & A weekend 2 April 19 (Fri.) 2:30PM Kalachakra Empowerment April 20 (Sat.) 9:00-12:00 &2:30-5:00 Dzogchen teaching Dzogchen is about discovering and continuing in the natural primordial state of being April 21 (Sun.) 9:00-12:00 & 2:30-5:00 Dzogchen teaching continued weekend 3 April 26 (Fri.) 2:30 Namgyalma (Ushnishavijaya) Empowerment This practice removes obstacles to long life and brings purification as well as helps those with very severe diseases. April 27 (Sat.) 9:00-12:00 &2:30-5:00 7 Taras teaching April 28 (Sun.) 9:00-12:00 Ritual & Prayers for Living & Deceased 2:30-5:00 Tsok Feast offering & Katak offering to H.E Garchen Rinpoche Tuition* Suggested Donation: Empowerment $40 each Teachings: $50 per day *No one will be turned away for lack of funds. For scholarship and student pricing please email: info@drikungseattle.org Translation Rinpoche will teach in Tibetan and the teachings will be translated into English. Vietnamese and Chinese translation will also be available via radio.