Rare Tibetan Buddhist Empowerments

[My spouse has asked me to help spread the word about these upcoming events at his temple.  So if you are surprised by this in my stream, chalk it up to my honey.]His Eminence Chokling Rinpoche, one of Asia’s most colourful lamas, is making his first trip to Canada and will be bestowing empowerments at Toronto’s Riwoche Tibetan Buddhist Temple August 11-13, 2006.

H.E. Chokling Rinpoche is one of the great figures in the world of Tibetan Buddhism and a is widely recognized as  an accomplished master and teacher.

In recent years more and more Lamas are coming to Toronto, but it is still pretty rare and colourful experience to meet one in person. Chokling Rinpoche is known for his friendly, caring spirit as well as an audacious and jovial sense of humor.  Not only that, but he is a profound spiritual teacher whose message comes across in an easily accessible style.

During his visit H.E. Chokling Rinpoche will bestow 3 empowerments:

Fri August 11 at 7:30pm-9:30pm — Three Roots Empowerment

This is the most esoteric of the 3 empowerments. In it H.E. Chokling Rinpoche
will bestow a complete set of Three Roots (Lama-Yidam-Khandro) from the Chokling Zabter. Lama will be Trinley Nyingpo, Yidam will be Sangtig Phurba, and Khandro will be Sangwa Yeshe.

Sat August 12 at 7:30pm-9:30pmDestruction of the Hell Realms Empowerment

will confer the Destruction of the Hell Realms Empowerment. A
traditional Tibetan ceremony for dispelling negativity at its very
source. This colorful ceremony will benefit anyone who has aspirations
for overcoming negativity and creating positive energy in their lives. [upcoming.org]

Sun August 13 at 9am-11:30am — Great Blessing on the Environment

H.E. Chokling Rinpoche will perform the Great Blessing on the Environment. A traditional Tibetan ceremony for the purification of the city, its people, animals, the air, water and all living things. Anyone who is interested in the environmental welfare of our city and beyond is welcome to attend. [upcoming.org]

Tickets for the empowerments are available for $50 – order online at www.riwoche.com Or call (416) 766-7964 and leave a message. Tickets can also be purchased at the door at Riwoche Tibetan Buddhist Temple — 28 Heintzman Street, Toronto, Ontario, (Yahoo! Maps, Google Maps).

In addition to the empowerments, the following events will be held at Riwoche Tibetan Buddhist Temple in honour of H.E. Chokling Rinpoche‘s visit:

August 8: Tuesday at 10am–11:30am — H.E. Chokling Rinpoche Welcome Ceremony
August 17: Tuesday at 12pm—1pm — H.E. Chokling Rinpoche Departure

Alexa Clark

Alexa is a digital marketer and author with over 20 years in digital & interactive communications in the food and tech industries. Alexa's CheapEats Restaurant Guides, for both Toronto & Ottawa, were Canadian best sellers. She is a recognized authority on social media and has been named one of Canada's 20 Leading Women in Social Media.

4 thoughts on “Rare Tibetan Buddhist Empowerments

  • August 4, 2006 at 12:18 pm

    aaah .. so this is a buddhist chef :O ? ??? .. never heard something that queer before 😀 . . have fun !

  • August 4, 2006 at 12:23 pm

    Hey, not all my posts are about food and restaurants. ;->

    I guess I should have mentioned that this is my spouse’s temple and I’ve been asked to help spread the word

  • August 4, 2006 at 12:35 pm

    Thank for sharing it! I practice Tibetan Buddhism so it is very interesting for me…

  • August 4, 2006 at 4:10 pm

    Great. Please feel free to help spread the word. They’ll be sending a press release to the media for Tuesday morning too.


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