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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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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.