Join Us Saturday May 25th 10:00am for
White Tara Practice for
His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche
Long Life Celebration
will be the long life celebration for HE Garchen Rinpoche at Garchen Buddhist Institute and in honor of this very auspicious day, we will practice White Tara
White Tara, whose qualities are compassion, healing, longevity, and prosperity, is H.E. Garchen Rinpoche’s yidam (meditation deity), and her mantra is unceasingly in his mindstream. He has always said that whenever we recite her mantra (OM TARE TUTTARE TURE MAMA AYUR JNANA PUNYE PUSHTIM KURU SVAHA), we connect with him directly and his help is immediate.
The White Tara sadhana is the “Refined Drop of Immortality: A Longevity Mandala Practice of Arya Tara, The Wish-Granting Cakra,” written by H.E. Garchen Rinpoche’s previous incarnation, Trinley Yongkhyab. Having seen three visions of Arya Tara herself, Trinley Yongkhyab wrote down this text, scarcely violating her enlightened speech. This particular form of White Tara is very sacred to students of Garchen Rinpoche.
White Tara mantra accumulation for the Long Life of His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche.
May his life be long and steadfast!
Schedule for SaturdayMay 25th
10:00am - 12:00pm | White Tara Practice and Mantra Accumulation
We will also continue as scheduled with our regular White Tara Practice on
Sunday May 26th
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Gar Drolma Buddhist Center was founded in 2002 by His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche, a high lama in the Drikung Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.
The center has authentic Buddhist teachers, both local and visiting,
who represent an authentic and unbroken lineage of Buddhist training.
We offer many weekly programs which are intended to assist IN
the spiritual development of experienced practitioners as well as new students.
Annual Membership Invitation
As many of you know, this May Gar Drolma will be hosting a historic visit
from our center's founder, His Eminence Garchen Rinpoche. Rinpoche will
be bestowing the empowerment and transmission of Chakrasamvara,
a practice central to the Drikung Kagyu lineage. Additionally, Rinpoche
will confer thirteen empowerments of the Drikung Kagyu Lineage over
three days, a first in America.
The historic nature of the spring retreat highlights the importance of Gar
Drolma as a home for Garchen Rinpoche's Drikung Kagyu Lineage in
particular and a peerless regional (now national) venue for the
continued transmission of the Dharma in general.
The operation of Gar Drolma depends entirely on the generous
financial contributions of donors, and thus during the spring retreat we
will be conducting a membership drive to help further stabilize the
It is Rinpoche’s heartfelt wish that Gar Drolma remain for generations to
come as a home for the Dharma and a source of benefit for beings. At this
time we invite you to consider supporting Garchen Rinpoche's vision
and his tireless work on behalf of the Dharma and all beings by
becoming a contributing member of Gar Drolma.
For those of you who are already members, we extend our sincere and
heartfelt gratitude and appreciation for your truly wonderful generosity.
For those interested in becoming a member or for more information regarding membership, including a simple online sign-up option
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