Tä Cha Khung Sum: Empowerment and Teachings
TÄ CHA KHUNG SUM
(Lord Heyagriva, Lord Vajrapani, Lord Garuda)
EMPOWERMENT AND TEACHINGS
By Dungse Shenphen Dawa Norbu Rinpoche
Saturday, March 4, 2017 2:00 pm
(see registration procedures below)
This extremely important and rare empowerment of Lord Heyagriva, Lord Vajrapani, and Lord Garuda combined into one is a terma discovered by Great Terton Dudjom Lingpa. Though not given previously, Rinpoche is now offering this auspicious and precious wang plus the teachings on the Tä Cha Khung Sum sadhana during the first week of Losar.
The benefits and influences of this three deity empowerment are many. It removes planetary obscurations, astrological obscurations, environmental obscurations and water born obscurations from the Nagas. Ongoing practice can remove incurable diseases and any curses or spells on oneself or one’s family from ill-intentioned beings. It is extremely helpful for people with an unstable mind or who are psychologically unbalanced. As well, the secret aspect of the Medicine Buddha—Varjrapani—is included.
Essentially this empowerment can generate the Vajra Armor of the Buddha, whose nature has the seven qualities of the Vajra (indestructible, firm, etc.) Rinpoche strongly advises practitioners to take this empowerment if at all possible.
Attendees will receive the sadhana which includes the main mantras of these three deities, a photo to accompany the sadhana, and a powerful amulet to wear on one’s body as protection from these deities. Upon conclusion of the empowerment, Rinpoche will explain how to practice this sadhana. Thereby, you receive the wang, the lung, and the tri (the empowerment, the oral transmission, and the teachings).
For greater effectiveness, participants will benefit by immediately beginning the recitations and the sadhana. The results are like beating a hot iron into shape. However, one’s disposition influences whether one can follow through with immediate practice.
Requirements for this empowerment
1. You must have taken refuge and received some Vajrayana teachings. If you have not previously taken refuge, Rinpoche may provide an opportunity during the Gutor or Losar events (see dates below).
2. If possible, your clothing should be clean.
3. On the day of the wang, please eat vegetarian meals and avoid onion, garlic, and radish if at all possible.
4. It is preferable to shower on the day of the empowerment.
Fifty seats in the temple are reserved for attendees. Either call or email Yeshe Nyingpo (212-691-8523, firstname.lastname@example.org). Seats will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. Please indicate if you are physically unable to sit on a cushion so that a chair may be reserved for you. If you need to take refuge, please indicate this in your reservation request.
Your seat is confirmed upon receipt of the fee. If paying by check, make it out to Yeshe Nyingpo and mail to 19 West 16th St, NY NY 10011. If paying with a credit card or PayPal, go to www.tersar.org, then to Contribute, then to Yeshe Nyingpo, and then the Donate button at the bottom of that page. Please indicate “Wang Mar 4” in the special instructions section of the transaction confirmation page.
Individuals without a confirmed reservation will be seated in the few remaining seats in the temple or will be in the hallway/staircase outside the temple. For this event, people without reserved seats will not be allowed to continually squeeze into the temple.
Summary of Gutor/Losar Schedule
Feb 23-24 Reversing Practices
Feb 25 Gutor with Astrological Soup for dinner
Feb 26 Cleaning Day
Feb 27 Losar with Long Life ceremony
Mar 1 Riwo Sang Cho and blessing of prayer flags