This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).
When: Nov 6th – Nov 10th
Location: All events will take place at Valley Spirit Wellness Center, 6 Green Hill Road, Washington Depot, CT 06794.
Times: PLEASE NOTE! All times are subject to change. Please check our website prior to events to see updates of event times.
Valley Spirit Wellness Center in Washington Depot, CT will host a special delegation of Tibetan Yungdrung Bön Buddhist monks led by His Eminence 7th Kündrol Namkha Trinley Wangyal Rinpoche from November 6th – 10th, 2018. Kündrol Rinpoche will be bestowing the longevity blessings and empowerment of the great lama, Drenpa Namkha. Traditionally, longevity empowerments are given as a method to heal and protect the lifespan, restore vitality, and to increase good luck and prosperity.
The Tibetan monks are visiting us from Tashi Menri Monastery in Dolanji, India and Triten Norbutse Monastery, Nepal. HE Kündrol Rinpoche is the abbot of Za Mongyal Yungdrung Ling in Dehra Dun, India. Yungdrung Bön is the ancient, pre-Buddhist religious tradition established by Buddha Tönpa Shenrap.
As part of the longevity empowerment, the monks will be creating a traditional sand mandala of Drenpa Namkha. This sand mandala has never before been created in North America. From Tuesday November 6th – Thursday November 8th, the public is invited to observe the ritual process of creating the sand mandala free of charge. (Donations are welcome. For groups over 8 people, please contact Valley Spirit in advance to schedule a private visit.) As part of this public event, there will also be a daily meditation each morning led by the monks.
Pricing — FREE | Donations AcceptedEMPOWERMENT, ORAL TRANSMISSION BLESSING AND INSTRUCTION
On Friday November 9th, Kundrol Rinpoche will bestow the actual longevity empowerment of Drenpa Namkha. In addition to the empowerment, each participant will receive the longevity mantra of Drenpa Namkha and instructions for the meditation practice. Registration is required for this event. Early registration is strongly advised as space is limited.
Pricing — $50
MANDALA DISSOLUTION & VICTORY DANCE OF THE ENLIGHTENED PROTECTOR SIPÉ GYALMO
On Saturday November 10th, the empowerment ritual will formally conclude with the dissolution of the sand mandala. The monks will also perform the victory dance of the enlightened protector Sipé Gyalmo, Queen of Existence, and one of the primary guardians of the Yungdrung Bön religious tradition.
Pricing — $25
Please join us for this unique and profound event. For further information, registration and event times, contact Jampa Stewart of Valley Spirit Wellness Center @ 860-619-2788.
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