His Holiness Dalai Lama 14th & Lama Dawa in India 2016
INVITATION to The Green Tara, Chenrezig, Amitaba, 35 buddhas & Ngondro prayers with Tibetan Lama Dawa to remove obstacles to our life, to prepare your path after life and dedicate the merits for the world to overcome with many recent Natural Disasters (floods, earthquake, fire) .
Date: Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 June 2019
Time: 2 PM - 4 PM
Location: Nimbus Compassion Meditation Center
A nonprofit organization, tax exempt under 501(c)(3) requirements
Bo De Quang Thien Vien
16326 Mount Nimbus St., Fountain Valley, CA 92708
*** Please call Victoria 714 369 0702 before coming for the prayers. Occasionally, Lama Dawa will be out of town to teach dharma to his long distance buddhists.
Loppon Lama Dawa is a Karma Kagyü Lineage holder of Vajrayana Buddhism born in Kham, eastern Tibet. The Karma Kagyu Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism traces its origin back to Vajradhara, the primordial Buddha. Its early founders include Tilopa, Naropa, Marpa Lotsawa, Milarepa, and Gampopa. Lama Dawa 's root guru is Vajradhara Tai Situpa Rinpoche. Tai Situpa Rinpoche is one of the highest ranking Lamas of the Karma Kagyü Lineages of tulkus (reincarnated Lamas) in the Kagyü school of Tibetan Buddhism and was instrumental in recognizing Ogyen Trinley Dorje (His Holiness The 17'th Karmapa).
As a youth, Lama Dawa lived and studied at the first Karma Kagyu master Kalu Rinpoche's monastery. He then lived and studied Buddhadharma at Tai Situpa Rinpoche's monastery, Palpang Sherab Ling, for 25 years and completed his three-year retreat to earn his Honorific title "Lama". In 1998, Lama Dawa was asked to come to the Bodhisattva Institute, one of Kalu Rinpoche’s dharma centers, in Tucson, Arizona. A few years later, Lama opened a meditation center called Chokor Ling on the outskirts of Tucson. Lama speaks fluently Tibetan, Chinese and English and has regularly spread Buddhadharma in Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego & San Jose California. Everywhere he goes, he gives the Buddhadharma teachings and Buddhist refuge — the ceremony by which one becomes a Buddhist — as well as the Bodhisattva Promise, the inner commitment to dedicate one’s life to benefit others, with the ultimate goal of the enlightenment of all beings.
Lama Dawa is mastered to teach Buddhadharma, perform many Buddha Initiations & Empowerments, and mastered the art of Phowa (i.e. Transference of consciousness at the time of death.). Phowa is one of the Six Yogas of Naropa. It is said to be the quickest, most direct way to be liberated from samsaric suffering. Also, it is taught that one does not return to the samsaric realms after having entered Amitabha's Pure Land called Dewachen, and that from that realm one can readily achieve enlightenment. So Phowa is like an insurance policy; if one does not achieve enlightenment while alive, one can ensure that this attainment will follow death.
Currently, Lama Dawa resides in Orange County to spread dharma to the Vietnamese, Korean, Taiwanese & American communities. Lama Dawa is the Director of Nimbus Compassion Foundation, a non-profit corporation base in Orange County, California.
Website: www.nimbuscompassion.com . The goals of this Center are to: 1/ Provide a place for taking refuge, and for developing and strengthening our aspiration to live a meaningful life along the Buddhist path 2/ Increase bodhicitta (compassion and wisdom) by advancing the study and practice of Buddhism and Buddhist teachings through lectures, seminars, prayers, prayer services and and educational classes given at temples, private homes, and public service.