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For those of you who have participated in past Water Blessings at the Mikveh, you won’t want to miss this  event. The Water Blessing Ceremony by Rinpoche is for anyone experiencing difficulties: emotional, mental,  physical, or spiritual.

Ashland Itinerary
OCT  18-23

Questions and Registration: Donna (503) 997-0263 

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Monday, October 18, 2021 Medicine Buddha Teaching 

Location Jackson Wellsprings, Casbah (Mask and Social Distancing required) OR-Hwy 99 N., Corner of West Valley View Road, Ashland, OR 97520 

Time 6PM-8PM 

Donation $20 (place in envelope) 

Class Registration Donna – (503) 997-0263 (Text); Private Consult – Beka (541) 778-0015 

The Medicine Buddha possesses extraordinary ability, and activity, to pacify illness. The aspiration of the  Medicine Buddha is to remove all suffering of beings – physical, mental, and emotional. Rinpoche will teach a  Medicine Buddha Practice, including visualization and mantra, from the Drukpa Kagyu Lineage of Bhutan.  Lama Karma states: “The benefits of receiving Medicine Buddha teachings and practicing on the Medicine  Buddha helps all sentient beings and the four elements of fire, earth, air and water”. 

 

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 Green Tara 

Location Jackson Wellsprings, Community Room  (Mask and Social Distancing required) OR-Hwy 99 N., Corner of West Valley View Road, Ashland, OR 97520 

Time 6PM-8PM 

Donation $20 (place in envelope) 

Class Registration Donna – (503) 997-0263 (Text); Private Consult – Beka (541) 778-0015 

Green Tara is a female Buddha considered to be the ‘Mother of Universal Compassion’ who manifests as  enlightened activity with all the qualities to alleviate suffering, bring blessings of abundance and prosperity, and  shine rays of love to all sentient beings. Venerable Lama Karma will explain Tara, her mantra; mudras; and  benefits that are received when chanting the Sadhana. Green Tara’s blessings of compassion, love, abundance,  and protection are imparted to all present. Green Tara helps to purify negative conditions in our lives and aids  in healing physical, emotional and mental afflictions. 

 

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 Chenrezig Buddha of Compassion 

Location Jackson Wellsprings, Community Room (Mask and Social Distancing required) OR-Hwy 99 N., Corner of West Valley View Rd, Ashland, OR 97520 

Time 6PM-8PM 

Donation $20 (place in envelope) 

Class Registration Donna – (503) 997-0263 (Text); Private Consult – Beka (541) 778-0015 

Rinpoche will give a teaching on Chenrezig ‘Buddha of Compassion. He will speak about Chenrezig’s message  of love and compassion and his ability to provide comfort and healing during times of suffering. The Buddha of  Compassion, known as Avalokiteshvara in Sanskrit and Chenrezig in Tibetan, manifests as enlightened  compassionate activity.  

Rinpoche will lead chanting of the Chenrezig mantra “Om Mani Padme Hum”, for the benefit of all sentient  beings. Through chanting the mantra, we can awaken our enlightened potential. Through visualizing  Chenrezig in our mind we can become familiar with the thoughts and deeds of a Buddha and gradually  transform our mind and body to a state of purity. 

 

Thursday, October 21, 2021 Water Blessing at Mikveh (Mask and Social Distancing required) Location Jackson Wellsprings 

OR-Hwy 99 N., Corner of West Valley View Road, Ashland, OR 97520 

Time 5PM-7PM or until finished 

Donation $20 each 

Class Registration Donna – (503) 997-0263 (Text); Private Consult – Beka (541) 778-0015

For those of you who have participated in past Water Blessings at the Mikveh, you won’t want to miss this  event. The Water Blessing Ceremony by Rinpoche is for anyone experiencing difficulties: emotional, mental,  physical, or spiritual. The water ceremony will help remove obstacles for all who attend. Please do not eat  meat, eggs or onions the day of the ceremony. Bring a towel. 

 

Friday, October 22, 2021 Buddha Akshobhya and the Art of Living and Dying

Location Jackson Wellsprings, Community Room (Mask and Social Distancing required) OR-Hwy 99 N., Corner of West Valley View Road, Ashland, OR 97520 

Time 6PM to 8PM 

Donation $20 (place in envelope)  

Class Registration Donna – (503) 997-0263 (Text); Private Consult – Beka (541) 778-0015 

In the teachings of Vajrayana Buddhism, we encounter the profound understanding that wisdom can and should  be captured by art, or "skillful means." The practices of Vajrayana then—the Tantric practices specifically— embody the very art by which this is accomplished, by which we ourselves awaken to the wisdom awareness of  the Buddhas. Venerable Karma Namgyel Rinpoche of Bhutan will be offering teachings on the art of living and  dying, with special reference to the Buddha Akshobhya, the head of the Vajra Buddha family and embodiment  of the great "mirror-like" wisdom that discloses reality as it is. The practices associated with Akshobhya, most  notable the Akshobhya Fire Ceremony, are preeminent means for the purification and pacification of negative  karmic traces in the living and in those who have passed. In our times of great violence and distress, the  practices also constitute the means of turning hearts and minds from aggression towards peace and enlightening  interdependence. Join us in sharing these profound instructions. 

 

Saturday, October 23, 2021 Buddha Akshobhya Fire Ceremony (Mask and Social Distancing required) Location Oak Temple 

OR-Hwy 99 N., Corner of West Valley View Road, Ashland, OR 97520 

Time 1PM – 4PM or until finished 

Donation $20 (place in envelope)  

Fire Tender Chris “Madhu” Coats – (541) 821–1618 

Class Registration Donna – (503) 997-0263 (Text); Private Consult – Beka (541) 778-0015 

It is with great joy that the Drukpa Mila Center announces the upcoming Akshobhya Fire Ceremonies. The inspiration the  Akshobhya Fire Ceremony is a dedicated to world peace, to calming and restoring the forces of nature, and the spiritual benefit of all beings. During the fire ceremony, food and herb medicine offerings are given to the fire while Rinpoche  chants and recites special prayers. All attendees participate in making offerings to the fire. The fire ceremony purifies  obstacles and negativities offering healing to us and our world. For any important life event, such as birth, graduation,  marriage or career, the fire ceremony blesses the participants and brings support. For those going through difficult times  or for loved ones who have passed, the fire ceremony offers healing and blessings. Those who attend the ceremony can  write out the names of their loved ones which will be offered to the fire at the end of the ceremony. Those who are unable  to attend may send in their prayer request to Beka at Vividultrapc@gmail.com which will then be offered at the same time  as those who are in attendance. 

Ven. Khenpo Karma Namgyel Rinpoche  

Healing & Consultation 

 

 

ANIMAL BLESSING 

Rinpoche performs blessings for the general health and well-being of the animal(s),  as well as divinations, mantras, and salves for sick or wounded animals. A suggested offering of $20−$50 is  appreciated. 

 

BUDDHA STATUE CONSECRATION

According to Buddhism, when a person has a statue on a shrine it is  important for it to be filled with relics of sacred places and holy masters, mantras, incense, special herbs, and  personal items such as precious stones or jewelry. These objects are placed into the statue with special attention  from the Rinpoche. The result is an authentic aura about the statue which is very beneficial to those who enter  the shrine space. This process empowers the statue. A $20 to $50 donation is suggested for filling statues the  size of a palm, or smaller, $50-$100 is suggested for filling larger statues. Larger donations are suggested for  statues larger than a foot in height due to a significant increase in the cost of filling materials. If your statue is  too large to mail, you may invite the Rinpoche to its location for the consecration. Please contact us with  details. 

 

DIVINATIONS

In addition to a general divination (available through Drukpa Mila Center-Longmont shop),  you may wish to seek council with a specific question or goal in mind. For example, “should I quit my job” or  “why am I frequently sick in my stomach?” After stating your concern, Rinpoche uses meditation, his mala,  dice (if indicated), and consults special prayer books and Tibetan Astrological Charts. A response is given and,  if necessary, remedies are suggested. The individual then can take appropriate actions or remedies. An  advantage to in-person divinations is that Rinpoche will perform the remedies on the spot. A donation is  suggested between $50 for a 30-minute session 

 

EVENTS, POOJA AND CEREMONIES

Upon request, the Rinpoche will perform various ceremonies,  rituals, and teachings in your locality. Special occasions, such as weddings and funerals, are best accompanied  by fire ceremonies. Consecration of spiritual buildings or altars must be preceded by ceremonial dance, such as  Rinpoche’s Black Hat Dance. 

 

FIRE CEREMONY SPONSORSHIP

The cost for sponsoring a fire ceremony is $300-$500. These funds  cover medicines to offer the fire and benefit sentient beings in all realms, both seen and unseen. Sponsoring a  fire ceremony brings great blessings to the individual and family. 

 

HOLY WATER AND BLESSED SALVE

Through a special ceremony, clarified ghee butter or water is  infused with the power of healing mantras (prayers) by Rinpoche. The water may be drunk to pacify sickness,  such as common colds, or to cleanse one energetically. The ghee salve may be used cosmetically for skin  diseases, wounds, or bodily aches and pains. Upon purchasing these items, you will also be given special  instructions on how to properly use them. Mantra ghee is $20 for one 8 oz. jar. Holy water is $5 for small  bottles and $10 for large bottles. All are available for purchase at our physical location, though we may be able  to ship these items if needed. Cost − $20

 

HOUSE AND BUSINESS BLESSINGS

Rinpoche performs prayer ceremonies and offerings for clearing  negativity or bringing blessings to a new home or business. People in consecrated places are less likely to  suffer from theft, misunderstandings, and sickness. A donation of $100 to $300 is suggested for a 1.5-hour session. *Outside city limit there is a 55 cents per mile fee and a $50-$100 fee for travel time up to one hour. 

 

MANTRA AND STONE HEALING

Mantras are sacred sound vibrations that invoke the spirits of healing  deities who may impart the individual with healing. Rinpoche uses a special mala, prayer beads empowered  with healing mantras, which touches part of the body needing healing. Medicinal stones may also be placed on  a troubled area of the body which assists in healing bone, joint, and skin problems. This is especially helpful  for karmic diseases which are not easily treated or cured by traditional medicine because they originate from  one’s own karmic actions. A donation of $50 is suggested for a 30- to 45-minute session. 

 

PRAYER CEREMONY FOR LIVING AND DEAD

Rinpoche performs a special prayer ceremony for  those who have lost a loved one and to help the deceased in their transition after life. This ceremony guides a  deceased person through the transition in the bardo, lessening their suffering and helps to guide them toward a  fortunate rebirth. Prayers are also made to benefit the surviving family during their time of loss. These  ceremonies are traditionally done during the 48 days which it takes for the consciousness to make the transition.  Ceremonies may also be performed for 1 day, 7 days, or 21 days. It is best to perform this ceremony within 7  days of death. A donation of $100 to $300 is suggested per day.  

As an alternative to this ceremony, or to supplement it, you may also consider sponsoring a Chenrezig Fire  Ceremony within 48 days of death. This is one of the strongest ceremonies that can be performed and benefits  all beings who have died all over the region and world.  

 

REFUGE CEREMONY

Taking refuge with a Rinpoche is the process of officially becoming his student,  thereby entering a teacher-student relationship. Refuge represents reliance on the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha  for guidance on the path to enlightenment. Refuge helps to empower your meditation and spiritual practices.  A donation of $50 is suggested though Rinpoche is still happy to offer this ceremony free of charge.

 

RILBU ‘PRECIOUS MEDICINAL PILLS’

Rilbu contains tremendous blessings and can be used by  people of all faiths as a means of purification from karma by clearing physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual  obscurations. If a dying person is given Rilbu, he/she will have a peaceful transition after life. If an animal is  suffering, Rilbu will ease it as well. Cost − $25 

 

FOR INFORMATION ABOUT KARMA RINPOCHE 

Drukpa Mila Center – Longmont 

3585 Larkspur Drive, Longmont, Colorado 80503 

303.485.9911 Center / 303.815.3295 Cell 

jekungapeljor@gmail.com / www.drukpamilacenter.org 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER CONTACT:

503.997.0263 please text or donnaselby@comcast.net