Please join us for a special visit to Los Angeles by Ven. Lama Kunga Thartse Rinpoche who will bestowing Simhamukha & Singhanata 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:

Schedule & Registration

SIMHAMUKHA Empowerment
Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

SIMHAMUKHA (in Tibetan, Sengehe Drongma), the Blue Lion-Headed Dakini. In a wrathful form, she is the manifestation of the enlightened awareness of the Buddha. With compassion and wisdom, she destroys hindrances, negativities, and evil forces.

SINGHANATA Empowerment
Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

SINGHANATA (in Tibetan, Senggedra Chenrezi), the Lion’s Roar Avalokiteshvara. He is seated with the Naga King and many great nagas. This practice cures secret Naga diseases and purifies non-virtuous karma, as it takes you on the path to enlightenment.

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

Requested Donation: $25 each session
You may pay at the door or online by clicking on one of the options below to use your credit card or PayPal:

Register For Both Days ($50)
Register For Saturday Only ($25)
Register For Sunday Only ($25)
Thank You to All Who Attended the visit by His Holiness the Sakya Trizin to Los Angeles in 2016, 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.

Location of all events:

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


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