Long Life Empowerment and HH Chungtsang R.’s Birthday this weekend!

Join us Saturday, November 19th as Khenpo Tsultrim Tenzin bestows the long-life empowerment of Amitayus, in the tradition of Rechungpa. In the Tibetan tradition, this powerful practice for lengthening life is often taken prior to beginning long retreats or practice cycles such as Ngondro, in order to ensure the practitioner lives to complete the practice.

amitayusempowermentThe empowerment practice will begin at 10AM on Saturday, with a lunch provided at noon. In the afternoon, there will be instruction on the practice.

On Sunday, we will celebrate the Lhabab Duchen, the festival commemorating Buddha Shakyamuni’s return from the Tushita God Realms. We will also celebrate His Holiness Chungtsang Rinpoche’s birthday, with members of the local Tibetan community. Smoke offerings and so on are on the agenda, dress appropriately in case of rain! Bring a food item to share in with the community on this auspicious day!