Lama Kunga Rinpoche, Nov 21, 3pm Tibet House NYC

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Lama Kunga Rinpoche, Nov 21, 3pm Tibet House NYC

Post by Mr. G » Wed Nov 10, 2010 9:52 pm

Sunday, November 21 | Tibet House | 22 West 15th Street | NYC

3-4:30 PM: YELLOW JAMBHALA: Lord of Prosperity, providing wealth, both spiritual and material

4:30 - 6 pm: GREEN TARA: Goddess of Fearlessness and Protection

Followed by two brief teachings:

MITRUKPA ("Undisturbed and unconfused"), a special aspiration and mantra to benefit the animal one eats and

VAIROCANA NAMBARNAMTSE aspiration and mantra to benefit the dead.


REFUGE is required (your refuge name will be requested at the door): Those who have not received Buddhist refuge who wish to attend, please email to make a request and Rinpoche will offer refuge before the first empowerment.
TUITION: $55 for all four empowerments (plus an opportunity to make traditional offerings to the Lama)
TEXTS: Translated and illustrated sadhanas will be available


These initiations, which empower and train us in the compassionate practices of the Bodhisattvas, encourage awareness, fearlessness, and caring. It is an extremely rare opportunity to receive these teachings that were held in the highest esteem by all the Buddhist lineages of Tibet. Lama Kunga Rinpoche is uniquely qualified, having received these precious teachings from many masters in Tibet including Lama Dampa Shenphen Nyingpo and Jamyang Khyentse Chokyi Lodro. Rinpoche will present the meditation instructions directly in English in a manner that will allow students to participate in the visualizations while the ritual goes on.

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, he 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 by age sixteen. In 1959, he became Vice-Abbot of Ngor Monastery, in the Sakya tradition, but soon had to flee through western Tibet with some of his countrymen at the time of Chinese invasion. One of four first lamas sent to America by HH Dalai Lama in 1961, Rinpoche at first resided at Geshe Wangyal's monastary in New Jersey along with Robert Tenzin Thurman. He was invited to be the Tibetan Librarian at UC Berkeley and later founded Ewam Choden Buddhist Center in Berkeley, California in 1970 where he has continuously taught. He has sponsored the teachings of HH Dalai Lama, Gyalwa Karmapa, HH Dudjom Rinpoche, VV Kalu Rinpoche, VV Trungpa Rinpoche and of course HH the Sakya Trizin and all the Sakya Masters. After all these years and experience he has a clear understanding and appreciation of western culture. To get a sense of his presentation and grasp of the American venacular see the award winning ESPN brief video" onclick=";return false;
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