Please join us for the following special visits coming soon:

Ven. Lama Kunga Thartse Rinpoche

August 19-20, 2017

This visit Kunga Thartse Rinpoche will continue the give the series of empowerment belonging to The Thirteen Golden Dharmas’ of 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.

Maharakta Ganapati Empowerment
Saturday, Aug 19, 2017 ~ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Maharakta Ganapati (The Great Red Lord of Hosts, 象頭財神) is a Tantric Buddhist form of Ganesha, belonging to the Cakrasaṃvara Tantra. The practice of Maharakta Ganapati is one of the greatest for the accumulations of wealth and good interpersonal relationship, and is also renowned for removing obstacles for accomplishing siddhis and enlightenment. This form of Ganapati is regarded as an emanation of Avalokiteshvara.

Takkirajra Empowerment
Sunday, Aug 20, 2017 ~ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Takkiraja (The King of Desire, 欲帝明王) is a powerful deity arising from the Guhyasamaja cycle of Tantras. The practice of Takkiraja mainly gathers power, pacifies interferences, and increases good interpersonal relationship for practitioners. This form of Takkiraja is one of the Three Great Red Deities included in ‘The Thirteen Golden Dharmas’ of Sakya lineage, along with Kurukulle and Ganapati.

A practice sadhana will be given, the empowerment can also be taken as a blessing.

Requested Donation: $25 each session

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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

Ven. Khenpo Migmar Tseten

September 2 -3, 2017

Ushnishavijayatara Empowerment
Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017

Ushnisavijayatara 尊勝佛母 (of Atisha lineage) is a healing practice that can prolong our life force, increase our merit and wisdom for wholesome living. 

Ushnishavijayatara Sadhana Meditation Instruction and Guided Practice
Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017

*Morning empowerment required

Amitabha Sleeping and Dream Yoga Teaching and Guided Practice
Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017
10am- 4pm

Sakya Pandita’s Amitabha Sleeping and Dream Yoga helps us overcome destructive emotions and purify negative karma during sleep. It also cultivates lucid dream for us to see the clear lightthe nature of the mind, and to see the Buddha of boundless light, Amitabha, at the time of death, so to be reborn in the Pure Land of Sukhavati.

Morning  session: 10 AM to Noon
Afternoon session: 2 to 4:00 PM
(Vegetarian Lunch provided for full day attendees)

Full two day session $90, One day session only $50, Sat.Initiation only $30

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Both Days / All Sessions: $90
Saturday Only / All Sessions: $50
Saturday Initiation Only: $30
Sunday Only / All Sessions: $50
Ven. Khenpo Migmar Tseten, Acharya and Buddhist Chaplain at Harvard University, is well known for the clarity of his teachings and brilliant command of English.  He received both a traditional and a contemporary education in India. He graduated with an Acharya degree in 1979 from Tibetan Institute of Sanskrit University, Varanasi, India, and with first position every nine years among four schools of Tibetan Buddhism. He was awarded a medal for academic excellence by His Holiness The Dalai Lama. He was also recognized as Khenpo for his scholarship and service to the Dharma by His Holiness Sakya Trizin. >MORE

Location of all events:

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


phone: Oliver: 626.831.4413

North American Sakya Monlam for World Peace

North American Sakya Monlam for World Peace will be held in Walden, NY, September 21 to 24, 2017. Please visit the website for all details and registration information: >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.