Ewam USA Centers
As a Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism, Ewam sponsors retreats all over the world including Nepal and Asia, and in the United States in Arlee, Montana, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and a satellite centers in California. Under the spiritual guidance of Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche, students come from all over the world to take teachings from him as he travels from center to center during the year. More retreats will be added as they are scheduled, so check back frequently and register early for assured seating and accommodations. For additional contact information about the Ewam International Centers, visit the EWAM WEBSITE.
PKL (Pema Khandro Ling) = Santa Fe, NM.
1221 Luisa St, Ste A Santa Fe, NM 89505
email@example.com | Rinchen Hanley
SNL (Sang-ngag Ling) = Arlee, MT
PO Box 330 | 34756 White Coyote Rd., Arlee, MT 59821 | 406-726-0555 firstname.lastname@example.org | Claudette Carlson
2018 Schedule of Retreats
Longchen Nyingtig Phowa Teachings with Khen Rinpoche
Phowa is the transference the consciousness at the time of death. Direction of one’s consciousness leads to rebirth in the Buddha’s pure lands through skillful means and methods . Khen Rinpoche is a master of this practice and many of the students have achieved the signs of accomplishment. More information and registration here!
August 31st through September 4th
Ratna group, 2nd year – September 14th – 22nd.
Open to those students who have completed their Yangti ngondro requirements. Students will receive teachings on the Lama Sadhana.
Pema group, 3rd year – September 23rd-October 7.
Open to students who have accomplished the Lama Sadhana. Students will receive teachings on the Khandro Sadhana and Tsalung.
Meditation in Daily Life
Tuesdays in Missoula 7:30-9 PM – Introduction to Meditation Series
September 4: Establishing the body, speech and mind: Preparation for meditation practice
September 11: Breath and concentration: Engaging in the art and science of meditation
In establishing a meditation practice we develop a relationship with our own minds. We learn how to become at ease with whatever is happening in our lives; both the good things and the difficulties. Through meditation we can find a new sense of freedom and relaxation. In our daily lives of work, leisure and relationships we can discover a refreshing sense of stability, curiosity and wakefulness that is always accessible. Taught by Khen Rinpoche, Abbot Garden of One Thousand Buddhas. These classes are open to all and free of charge – No Pre-Registration Required.
Teachings held at Hot House Yoga, 127 N. Higgins, Missoula, MT, 59802.
Tuesdays in Missoula 7:30-9 PM – Meditation Intensive
October 9: Ways and means for Calm Abiding
October 16: Actual Calm Abiding
October 23: Calm Abiding
October 30: Calm Abiding
November 6: Clear Insight
November 13: Clear Insight
Our landmark 6-week training course in meditation will take you on a journey to learn some of the most helpful and profound meditation practices from the Buddhist tradition. Through establishing a meditation practice we will discover our own innate intelligence and wakefulness. During this six class series, we will learn the techniques of calm abiding and clear insight meditation. Through first establishing stability and tranquility of mind we then can begin to discover the true nature of mind. Through meditation practice we can experience our daily lives with greater confidence, precision and happiness.Taught by Khen Rinpoche, Abbot Garden of One Thousand Buddhas. These classes are open to all and free of charge – No Pre-Registration Required.
Teachings held at Hot House Yoga, 127 N. Higgins, Missoula, MT, 59802.
Buddha Nature: The Mahayana Uttaratantra Shastra
Wednesdays 7-9 PM – Garden of One Thousand Buddhas Shrine Room & Webinar
Six Sessions: October 10th – November 14th
Arya Maitreya’s Mahayana-Uttaratantra-Shastra is one of the most important teachings on Buddha-nature and enlightenment. This work is often considered a bridge between the sutras and tantras. All sentient beings without exception have Buddha-Nature — the inherent purity and perfection of the mind, untouched by changing mental states.
The Mahayana Uttaratantra Shastra, one of the Five Treatises said to have been dictated to Asanga by the Bodhisattva Maitreya, presents the Buddha’s definitive teachings on how we should understand this ground of enlightenment and clarifies the nature and qualities of Buddhahood. Taught by Khen Rinpoche, Abbot Garden of One Thousand Buddhas – Khen Rinpoche will be presenting selections from this work with commentary.
$90 – $120
10:00 AM-12:00 PM – Garden of One Thousand Buddhas Shrine Room
Tibetan Language I: Saturday’s, October 13th – November 17th and December 1st and 8th
This 8 session Classical Tibetan course is designed for beginning students with no prior knowledge of classical Tibetan. We will cover the Tibetan alphabet and grammar. Tibetan is a unique language in that it was developed in the 9th century specifically to translate the sacred Buddhist texts from India by meditator scholars.
The study of Tibetan today can help one have a greater appreciation for the rich tradition of Buddhist texts and thought. Taught by our resident translator Thubten Shastri.
$120 – $150
Sunday’s 10 AM – 5:30 PM – Garden of One Thousand Buddhas Shrine Room & Webinar
October 14: Session I
October 21: Session II
October 28: Session III
November 4: Session IV
November 11: Session V
November 18: Session VI w/optional refuge vows
The mind-training practices contained in the Dzogchen tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. The seven mind trainings in this course will cover impermanence, karma, suffering and compassion, the teacher, meditation, negativity and wisdom. The important point is that if we train our mind on the path of profound teachings, our mind will become free from emotional turmoil, habitual patterns and karmic bondage and will awaken us to our own innate wisdom. We will use Jigme Lingpa’s text, Steps to the Path of Great Perfection. Taught by Khen Rinpoche, Abbot Garden of One Thousand Buddhas.
$180 – $240
Garden of One Thousand Buddhas Shrine Room – Saturdays 3-4 PM
October 13-November 17
Join us at the Ewam Garden of One Thousand Buddhas shrine room for one hour of meditation. There will be both instructions, teachings and practice. Meditation is an exploration of one’s natural state of mind. Our main practice will be calm abiding meditation which allows one to develop the qualities of stability, concentration and inner tranquility. This class is open to all and is free of charge.
Nyingtig Yabzhi: The Four-fold Heart Essence
Empowerment (wang), Reading Transmission (lung) and Explanation (tri)
November 2 – 11, 2018 with Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche in Santa Fe, New Mexico
A multi-year cycle on the whole of Longchenpa’s cycles with an emphasis on Dzogchen, in the lineage and transmission of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. The retreat will begin with the Nyingtig Yabzhi empowerments, along with some of the oral transmission, and beginning with an explanation of Semnyi Ngalso.
The intention for these teachings is to emphasize the actual instructions and commentaries on the Nyingtig Yabzhi. One of these explanations (tri yig) will be the extremely rare teaching of the“Stainless Oral Instructions” (Drimey Shalung) by Jamgon Kongtrul which Tulku Sang-ngag received directly from Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.
Vajrayana practitioners only. Sponsorship opportunities available.
See our CALENDAR for Special Events, Weekly Practices are below:
SNL – Arlee, MT (34756 White Coyote Rd)
PKL – Santa Fe, NM (1221 Luisa St, Ste A)