Kalachakra Empowerment for the 6 Yogas practice

Dates: February 20, 2011 1:00pm
Location: Atlanta

This is a rarely given empowerment specifically for the practice of the 3 isolations and the 6 yogas.
It is being offered by a special request.

Open to all, we ask for an email if you plan to attend so we can have supplies prepared.
This empowerment will be given by Tashi Gyaltsan Rinpoche,
head of the Jonang linage and considered an emanation of Taranatha.

Suggested donation $60 (traditional offering for the lama is at discretion of the student)
Need more info: info@jonang.org ( Email is the best way for us to answer questions as we are all volunteer.)

Please help us spread the word while we are working with travel details.

If you would like to attend, please EMAIL so we can prepare materials/ space.
Please include your contact info so you can be contacted if there are any last minute changes in plans.

Thank you for helping us spread the word of this rare opportunity.
Please feel free to forward.
Dorje Ling Center Atlanta

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Rare Kalachakra & Kurukulla Empowerments

The empowerment is over, but please send us your email address and we’ll contact you the next time there is a Kalachakra event.

Kalachakra Mandala

Tashi Gyaltsen Rinpoche, founder of Dorje Ling, spiritual
head of the Atlanta and New York Jonang Centers, and recognized as an emanation of Taranatha, will give these very precious empowerments. According to witnesses of his birth in Amdo-Golok in Tibet, the first sound Rinpoche uttered was the Guru Siddhi Mantra, extraordinary teachings that are very rarely taught for Western audiences and which are extremely special to receive. Please pre-register as space is limited.

Kalachakra, dating from the age of the historical Buddha,
is the the Wheel of Time that helps us use our daily experi-ence to clear defilements and manifest wisdom and compas-sion. The practitioner becomes an instrument for universal harmony from the blueprint that is the Kalachakra mandala. (David Reigle) This lha dgu empowerment is one of the four higher empowerments of Kalachakra generation stage. It is a pre-requisite for Kalachakra completion stage, symbolized as Kalachakra with the eight deities ablaze and indicative of the ten signs of accomplishment of the six-branched Kalachakra yoga. This important practice is designed for those with aspiration to achieve enlightenment in this lifetime

Kurukulla

Kurukulla, the ruby-red lotus dakini of magic and enchantment, attracts the manifestation of our desires and dances on the demon of ignorance. Her four arms are equanimity, joy, love, and compassion. Her arrows are made from red utpala flowers, which attract opportunities like bees to flowers. Her sadhana mentions magical powers of pacifying, increasingwealth and prosperity, enchanting and magnetizing for good, and destroying obstacle.

Teaching Update for this Week

Dear Friends,

Our next class has been moved to Sunday evening( oct 25) at 7 pm.
Khenpo will continue instruction on the Prayer for Rebirth in Dewachen.
There is no class on Friday evening,Oct 23.

On Sunday morning( Oct 25), there are our usual practices of Kalachakra
( this requires initiation) as well as Tara Practice, which is open for all at 10:30 am.
It’s a wonderful way to dedicate merit and send blessings for those on your heart.

Our book Study group is considering Mind Beyond Death by Dzogchen Ponlop, if you want to order a copy.
Meetings TBA.

If you know of anyone needing a roofer, Mike Prewitt re-did our roof.
He donated materials as he wanted to help support our little sangha.
His webpage is mfproofs.com and if you know of anyone with a leak, send them his way.

Thanks
Teresa

For those interested in a Kalachakra retreat, I am pasting the info in below:

Kalachakra Retreat 2009
Khenpo Ngawang Dorjee will give detailed instructions in the five preliminary practices common
to the Glorious Kalachakra generation stage four enlightenments and completion stage six branches of practice:
refuge, the root of Buddhism in general;

mind generation, the root of Mahayana;
3.Vajrasattva, the purification of sins and defilements;
4. mandala, the accumulation of the collection of merit; and

Khenpo will also give the four higher initiations and the instructions of the spontaneous Kalachakra, the common preliminary practice of the K?lachakra six branches of practice on the completion stage.

In addition, there will be the opportunity to practice these meditations over the course of three days.
Vajrayana students who are interested are welcome to attend and are encouraged to bring a mandala set and mala.
Date & Location: November 13-15, 2009, TCBCI, Charlottesville, Virginia

Cost: $200

Registration: Existing students: please send in your details and registration fees to
TCBCI,1889 FiddleStick Lane, Charlottesville, Virginia, VA 22903, USA. Tel: (434) 293-7739, email .

New students: A letter of application (via email is acceptable) is required for those who are not students of Khenpo Dorjee outlining your details. Please note that only Vajrayana students will be considered.

Tcbci.org is a registered 501C3 non-profit organization.

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

Please make checks payable to “Dorje Ling” and mail to:

Dorje Ling Buddhist Center
3253 Shallowford Road
Chamblee, GA 30341

Other teachings offered with self-directed donation.
Donations also accepted through PayPal on our website at www.jonang.org

OTHER TEACHINGS:
Offerings are appreciated – your donations help pay for translations and center operations.

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

Teaching update

This Friday evening, October 3rd, Kempho Choejor will be giving
our once a month scheduled teaching on completion stage kalachakra.
This teaching is limited to practioners who have received a completion
stage tantric yoga empowerment.  We will be resuming our general
teachings which are open to everyone again the following friday.

Should you have any questions, please contact Lori Kuster at
770-270-0927.

Dorje Ling Buddhist Center
3253 Shallowford Road, N.E.
Chamblee, GA  30341

dorjelin@bellsouth.net

Teaching Retreat this weekend

Our Resident teacher, Khenpo Chujor, has offered to give us teachings with the help Tenzin, our translator. Khenpo has both both kind humor and wisdom and being with him is a special blessing!

The schedule is still being created but I wanted to make sure you had notice and also ask your help in inviting others to come and share.

The Teachings:

Tara is a female Buddha who protects us from the 8 fears.

The 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva are ways we can use our everyday life experiences to help develop both wisdom and compassion, and be of service to others.

WHEN:
Saturday June 27
10-12am Green Tara
2-4pm Green Tara
7-9pm 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva

Sunday June 28
7-9am Meditation for Beginers
10-12am 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva
2-4pm 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva
7-9pm 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva

FREE ( or whatever you can donate*):
These teachings are being offered through the generosity of gifts as well as the kindness of our teacher. Please, take advantage of this chance to come and experience these teachings. We appreciate any donations, but mostly, we want to make these open to all.

* Giving to support the teachings helps earn merit , in the traditional Tibetan custom.

If you need more information feel free to email me: ttexeira@bellsouth.net
or call me 770-476-1725, if I can give more information.

Also we will be giving more details so please email your address if you’d like to be on our email list.

We look forward to having your come to our center and want to make you welcome.

Sincerely,

Teresa Texeira

Please call about the Kalachakra teachings.
These dates can change and will keep them updated, but
be flexible and contact the center for updates.
and there maybe an open house.