August 29 & 30, 2015: Lama Kunga Thartse Rinpoche MN Teaching Event

August 29 & 30, 2015:
Lama Kunga Thartse Rinpoche
MN Teaching Event

Ven. Lama Kunga Rinpoche will kindly bestow the following initiations:

Saturday, August 29, 2015, 10 AM
Thousand Arm Chenrezig

The manifestation of all the Buddhas’ compassion in the 1000-armed aspect.

Sunday, August 30, 2015, 10 AM
Blue Jacket Vajrapani

Vajrapani (Tibetan: chag na dor je. English: the Vajra Holder) is the wrathful yidam, representing the power of all Buddhas.  The Blue-jacketed Vajrapani is an uncommon practice in the Sakya tradition said to reverse negative forces and obstacles that are beyond the control of the practitioner, such as bad spells, curses, and ill wishes. This practice also helps to stop naga diseases, such as infectious blood diseases.

Sunday, August 30, 2:00 PM
Two-armed Black Mahakala

This is Vajra Panjarnata Mahakala (Vajra Pavillion) associated with Hevajra.  Mahakala, a wrathful deity, is considered to be the powerful emanation of Avalokiteshvara, the bodhisattva of compassion. Mahakala is a Dharma Protector to guide and protect the practitioner from obstacle on the spiritual path and to bestow the power to overcome life struggles.

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Lama Kunga RinpocheVenerable Lama Kunga Thartse Rinpoche

Venerable Lama Kunga Thartse Rinpoche was born into a noble family in Lhasa in 1935, the son of Tsipon Shuguba, the Treasurer in the Dalai Lama’s government. At the age of 7, Lama Kunga was recognized as a reincarnation of Sevan Repa, a heart disciple of Milarepa, Tibet’s great 11th century poet-saint. Rinpoche entered Ngor Monastery at age eight and was ordained as a monk at age sixteen. In 1959, Lama Kunga became Vice-Abbot of Ngor Monastery in the Sakya tradition, but fled through western Tibet with some of his countrymen due to situation in Tibet. Rinpoche came to America in 1972, and subsequently established the Ewam Choden Tibetan Buddhist Center in Kensington California. Lama Kunga has also taught in New Jersey, Washington, D.C., Wisconsin, Minnesota, Oregon, Utah, Arkansas, Florida, southern California, and Hawaii. Click here for more information.