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Latest Updates and Events at Ewam Sang-ngag Ling, Arlee, MT
Attend one or BOTH residential retreats in Arlee, MT with Namchak Khenpo Ngondro on Oct 17-19 and Phowa Nov 1-2, 2014 ($75/day) and do further FREE study with virtual practice using GoTo Meeting with Namchak Khenpo. View all dates HERE. Download the practice texts for Ngondro or Phowa and Phowa Photos. Virtual phowa practice will be done on Sunday nights from 6-7pm MDT or MST during winter. Virtual Ngondro practice will be every other week on Wednesday nights, also from 6-7pm MDT or MST during winter. The link for each week’s practice will be located BELOW and will only work at the exact time of the each practice. Retreats for these practices will be given soon at the Garden. Stay tuned for dates. Logon or register for the virtual Ngondro series HERE. Logon or register for virtual Phowa series HERE.
Save the date for the 10th Annual Festival or Peace and register for the 4th Annual Walk-A-Mile for Peace at the Garden on Saturday Sept 13, 2014 from 10am-6pm featuring grammy nominee Tibetan flutist Nawang Kechog, considered to be the the global ambassador of Tibetan music.
You may become a member, donate to, sponsor a buddha statue or stupa or tree or grove of trees in the Garden directly through this website. Ewam’s extensive video and audio teaching archive is now available to members through the Ewam website.
Would you like to help grow this Garden of Peace? Find out about The Garden of One Thousand Buddhas Volunteer Program!
About the Garden
The Garden of One Thousand Buddhas in western Montana’s Jocko Valley, just north of Arlee, is being created through the visionary guidance of Gochen Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche, an incarnate Tibetan Buddhist lama. Nestled in a peaceful valley in the land of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation, the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas aligns positive properties of the physical world in a sacred architectural arrangement based on the eight-spoked Dharma wheel. This symbol evokes the turning or awakening of the enlightened qualities of altruism and wisdom.
The purpose of the Garden is to bring about positive transformation within those who visit, in response to the negativity that abounds in the world today. One thousand hand-cast Buddha statues are arrayed around the central figure of Yum Chenmo, or the Great Mother, the manifestation of the perfection of wisdom. One thousand stupas, representations of the enlightened mind, line the outer circle. Each enshrine an image of the female deity, Tara. Elegantly adorned with native trees and flowers, it is hoped that the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas will instill lasting impressions of peacefulness and compassion. If you find this vision inspiring, please take your time enjoying what this site has to offer, and consider how you might benefit from helping to bring such a vision into reality.