Phowa, one of the Six Yogas of Naropa, is a method for transferring one’s consciousness at the time of death to Buddha Amitabha’s Pure Land – a place without suffering – where conditions are conducive to practicing Dharma and coming to enlightenment quickly. Learning this method and facing the inevitability of death enables one to die with confidence when the time comes.
The Drikung Kagyu lineage is renowned for its particularly powerful transmission of the practice of phowa. Every 12 years the Drikung holds the Great Phowa Chenmo. During that time, the Drikung Kyabgon confers the transmission on thousands of monks, nuns, lamas and lay people attending from all around the world.
Khenpo Konchok Molam has received several phowa transmissions from HH Drikung Kyabgon – most recently this spring in Washington DC. – and has generously offered to instruct our sangha in the practice. Each session will involve both instruction and practice. If you decide to attend you must attend ALL sessions.
Saturday, August 10 & Sunday, August 11
9:30 AM-12:00 PM (with tea break) each day Lunch break – bring your own lunch 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM (with tea break) each day
Cost: sliding scale donation:
WL members: $30 – $50 Non-members: $50 – $100
Come shop at the 8th Annual White Lotus Yard Sale! Lots and lots of great deals on gently used books, furniture, dishes, tools etc . . . July 19 & 20, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM each day.
As a young child, Bardor Rinpoche was recognized by the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa as the 3rd incarnation of Terchen Barway Dorje. After coming to America with the 16th Karmapa, he stayed at KTD in Woodstock NY helping to establish and teach to students there.
In 2003, Bardor Rinpoche founded Kunzang Palchen Ling in Red Hook, NY, in order to establish the lineage of his predecessor Terchen Barway Dorje. (Barom Kagyu).
White Lotus is pleased to welcome Bardor Rinpoche back!
Friday night Dharma Talk: On the Relevance of Guru Rinpoche and the Seven-Line Prayer for Today’s Chaotic Upside-down World Saturday & Sunday Morning: Teachings on the Seven-Line Prayer of Guru Rinpoche Sunday Afternoon: Vajrakilaya Empowerment
Win this Vajrakilaya thangka through our RAFFLE!
The winning ticket was drawn by Bardor Tulku Rinpoche at the end of the program on Sunday, June 16th. And the winner is . . . Lynn Helwig! Thank you to everyone who bought tickets – may your support of White Lotus bring much benefit!
You could be the owner of this beautiful Vajrakilaya thangka which was blessed by H.E. Garchen Rinpoche and sat inside the Yamantaka mandala during one of the annual drubchens at Garchen Buddhist Institute a few years back. Soaked in powerful blessings.
To enter – simply purchase a ticket or tickets here (or at the Dharma Center). We will add your ticket/s to the bowl and ask Bardor Tulku Rinpoche to draw the winning ticket after the Vajrakilaya Empowerment on June 16. If you are not present and don’t live in the area, we will mail the thangka to you. Thanks for supporting the activities of White Lotus Buddhist Center!
Saturday May 18, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Celebrate Buddha’s Birthday at White Lotus. Public welcome!
Details at http://www.whitelotusdharma.org/buddhas-birthday/
May 24-28, 2019 Annual Vajrakilaya Retreat with Khenpo Molam and Lama Abao
Vajrakilaya – the Swift Destroyer dispels obstacles to the flourishing of Dharma and the development of authentic realization in practitioners. Details and Registration: https://www.whitelotusdharma.org/2019-vajrakilaya-retreat-with-lama-abao/
June 14-16, 2019 Bardor Tulku Rinpoche Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) Teachings & Vajrakilaya Empowerment
Details and Registration: https://www.whitelotusdharma.org/bardor-tulku-rinpoche-june-15-16-2019/
May 24-28, 2019
Join us for our annual Vajrakilaya Retreat at White Lotus!
Vajrakilaya – the Swift Destroyer who dispels obstacles to the flourishing of Dharma and the development of authentic realization in practitioners.
Details and Registration: