On-line Raffle to Support the Chakrasamvara Fund

All funds raised will benefit the Gargon Monastery Chakrasamvara Fund 

1 ticket $25   /   5 tickets $100   /   10 tickets $150


This special thangka of White Tara was blessed by H.E. Garchen Rinpoche. It then sat inside the mandala shrine of a recent  Yamantaka Drubchen at Garchen Institute in Chino Valley, Arizona, soaking in the blessings of the deity and and the eight day practice. We are offering this  raffle to benefit the Chakrasamvara Fund for Gar Monastery. Tickets may be purchased on-line OR at White Lotus Buddhist Center in Rochester NY. The winning ticket will be drawn on December 15, 2016 and shipped free to addresses within the the U.S.

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2016 Vajrakilaya Retreat with Lama Abao


Lama Abao

Annual Vajrakilaya Retreat with Lama Abao

April 11-16 Retreat

Vajrakilaya is known as the Swift Destroyer who dispels obstacles to the flourishing of Dharma and the development of authentic realization in practitioners. He embodies the enlightened activity of all the Buddhas, and his practice is famous for destroying the forces hostile to compassion especially in this difficult era.
The positive energy gathered from reciting the mantra of the deity for five days as a group is one of the most efficacious and profound means forKilaya_WL purifying negative karma and amassing merit and wisdom. Through the power of awareness the afflictive emotions collapse and this collapsing is revealing of their true nature, primordial wisdom. This collapsing or transformation is the wrathful deity. In addition, the benefits from engaging in this practice together are not limited to the participants of the retreat, but spread a positive influence over the entire physical locale as well as the inhabitants of the region, the country, and the whole world, becoming the cause for harmony, prosperity, joy and ultimately, liberation for all beings.
April 11,  3:00-5:00 PM Vajrakilaya Empowerment
April 12-15,  9:00 AM-6:30 PM with breaks for lunch and tea.                                                                                                                          April 16, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM Final session.
Location: White Lotus Buddhist Center, 815 Park Ave, 2nd floor of IBC, Rochester NY
Registration – sliding scale:
Full retreat (includes lunch + tea and snacks) $210-$300
Per day retreat (includes lunch + tea and snacks) $50-$100/day
Seating is limited so please register early!

Sliding scale – full retreat

Per day donations – please note the days you will attend. Thank you!