November 3, 2017 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM America/Los Angeles Timezone

Gonkar Empowerment with Lama Drupgyu

Friday, November 3rd at 7:00pm

Participants must have taken formal refuge vows

Lama Drupgyu will bestow the Gonkar (White Mahakala) empowerment Friday evening, November 3rd at 7pm.  Gonkar is called the “Wish Granting Gem,” as he helps bring everything we need for our path and for our lives. This is the wealth aspect of Mahakala which specifically supports the comfort and economic well-being of tantric practitioners as we pursue the ultimate attainment of the precious jewel, which is none other than the Buddhist Dharma.


Having taken formal refuge vows is required to take this empowerment. Registration is also required, as information will be sent to participants.


Plan to arrive at least 10 minutes before the empowerment is to start; doors will be locked and no one will be admitted once the empowerment begins. Please note – ending time is approximate.


Prerequisites: Participants must have already taken formal refuge vows and must register.

Location: Sukhasiddhi Center, Fairfax CA.

Cost: Suggested donation is $25, which can be paid online or at the door. No one will be turned away for lack of funds, please offer what you can. It is also customary to make a donation to the empowering Lama with a kata which will follow the empowerment. Katas and envelopes will be available.

Questions? Contact Us


lamadrupgyuLama Drupgyu Tenzin began studying under Kalu Rinpoche in 1972. He participated in the first three-year retreat for westerners from 1976 to 1980; as a lama, was among the first to run the Paris center; and he was the first westerner to be appointed as Druppön (Retreat Master), leading three-year retreats. Lama Drupgyu has been instrumental in the translation of Tibetan texts, teachings and practices into English and has worked to ensure that all the texts and practices of the Shangpa tradition are available to English speakers. He was among the original group of translators called by Kalu Rinpoche to India to translate Jamgon Kongtrul’s Treasury of Knowledge, a comprehensive collection of the entire range of Buddhist teachings as they have been preserved in Tibet. 25 years later, with the support of Tsadra Foundation (of which Lama Drupgyu is Vice President), all 10 volumes have been published in English by Shambhala Publications. We are fortunate to have Lama Drupgyu, one of the finest western Buddhist teachers, with us for this retreat!


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