Phowa Teachings

Update
We just found out that khenpo is going to give us prelims for phowa. When he returns , he will do the last stage which requires a lama to chant while student does practice.

Khempo has giving us preliminaries last night to do before he returns, in about 3 months. If you are planing on joining us for the rest of the teaching please let us know. We will be selling the dvd soon.

Khenpo Choejur

Khenpo Choejur

MAY TEACHINGS: Sunday evenings @ 7pm
Translations by Professor Robert W. Clark, Ph.D. of Stanford University.

More information coming soon
PHOWA Instruction: May 3
Highly prized by Tibetan people, Phowa teachings and empowerments are rarely given in the West. Khenpo Choejor will give instructions in the Jonang lineage of Phowa. This teaching does not require a previous empowerment.

Phowa, literally “transferring consciousness”, has many meanings. Phowa is the practice one learns to transfer one’s mind stream to the Pure Land of Amitabha (Dewa Chen) at the moment of death. With a good practice, one is not reborn in Samsara, but remains in the Pure Land of Amitabha where one attains full enlightenment under the teaching of Amitabha Buddha.

AMITABHA Text and Commentary:

Date: not sure yet

Because the Phowa practice depends upon Amitabha (Buddha of infinite Light), Khenpo would like to spend time giving the complete text of Amitabha: Buddha of Infinite Light.
These texts, from both Nygma and Kagyu lineages, are major teachings in Tibet.
It is customary to give Phowa in conjunction with Amitabha teachings.
Amitabha

PHOWA TEACHING REGISTRATION:
We encourage early registration so that we can better plan space requirements.

Phowa registration fee $75 early registration $95 after April 20

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Dorje Ling Buddhist Center
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Chamblee, GA 30341

Other teachings offered with self-directed donation.
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OTHER TEACHINGS:
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We want our Dharma teachings to be available to all.
If you have a financial need or want information, please call Lori Kuster at 770 270-0927.

If you live out of town and are interested in receiving teachings over the phone or by CD,
contact Eric Kuster at 770 270-0927.
GREEN TARA CHANTING: Join us Sunday mornings @ 10:30 am

KALACHAKRA EMPOWERMENT: coming in MARCH 2010