Please join us for a special visit to Los Angeles by Ven. Lama Kunga Thartse Rinpoche who will bestowing Shabala Garuda & Red Jambhala Empowerments!

Ven. 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 Rinpoche 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, Rinpoche 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. Rinpoche has also taught in New Jersey, Washington, D.C., Wisconsin, Minnesota, Oregon, Utah, Arkansas, Florida, southern California, and Hawaii. Rinpoche speaks fluent English, and is loved by all his students for his warmth, kindness, and easy going nature, and wonderful spiritual advice. For more information about Rinpoche and his activities, please visit Ewam Choden Tibetan Buddhist Center website:

Location of all events:

Tsechen Chokhor Ling | 12037 Clark Street | Arcadia, CA 91006 >Map and directions.


phone: Oliver: 626.831.4413

Schedule & Registration

This visit Ven. Lama Kunga Thartse Rinpoche will continue giving a series empowerment belong to The Thirteen Golden Dharmas’ of the Sakya lineage. The Thirteen Golden Dharmas are a very special and powerful cycle of initiations that have been the special treasure of the highest Sakya lineage holders for over a thousand years. The initiations in the cycle bless the body, voice and mind to achieve both the excellent accomplishment of enlightenment, and the ordinary accomplishments of success, wealth, power, and overcoming of obstacles and diseases.

Shabala Garuda Empowerment
Saturday, Dec 9, 2017
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Shabala Garuda (斑爛金剛金翅鳥) in  Tantric Buddhism, Shabala (Multi-colored) Garuda is a manifestation of Buddhas’ wisdom, compassion, and power.  it is the form in which various buddhas arise for the purpose of removing diseases and obstacles caused by nagas and poisoning. Conventionally, the practice of Shabala Garuda (from Kalachakra Tantra) helps us overcome all kinds of obstacles, sickness, and naga related diseases. Ultimately, this practice can help us accumulate merit and remove the poisons of our mind—desire, hatred and ignorance.

Red Jambhala Empowerment
Sunday, Dec 10, 2017
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Red Jambhala (紅財神灌頂) in Tibet, Red Jambhala offers protection and helps alleviate poverty and bring wealth to the homes of suffering beings. The practice of Red Jambhala (from the Chakrasamvara Tantra) is most suitable to people in power, or pray for high power, for it can attract people, wealth and fame. Practitioners will enjoy wealth in abundance and shall be well respected and supported by people. If practiced based on bodhicitta, practitioners will vastly accumulate merit for the final enlightenment.

There is no prerequisite and everyone is welcome. A practice sadhana will be given, the empowerment can also be taken as a blessing.

Requested Donation: $25 each session

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North American Sakya Monlam for World Peace

The first North American Sakya Monlam for World Peace was held September 21 to 24, 2017, at Tsechen Kunchab Ling (Temple of All-Encompassing Great Compassion) in Walden, New York.  His Holiness Kyabgon Sakya Gongma Trichen Rinpoche and His Holiness the 42nd Kyabgon Sakya Gongma Trizin, Ratna Vajra Rinpoche, presided at the ceremonies. Please visit the website for photos and reports of all activities of this auspicious event. >MORE

Thank You!

Thank You to All Who Attended the Most Recent Visit by His Holiness the Sakya Trizin to Los Angeles, hosted by Tsechen Chokhor Ling. The visit was a very wonderful time and a great blessing for all. Please click here for photo galleries of the activities and check back here for news of the next visit as well as other upcoming events.