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Amitabha Empowerment & Phowa 3 Day Retreat

November 11, 2022 @ 10:00 am 8:00 pm EST

Welcome Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche back to Gar Drolma!
Friday November 11th – Sunday November 13th


At Gar Drolma Temple AND Online

Join us in person at Gar Drolma AND online as Khenpo Samdup Rinpoche returns to Dayton. He will bless us with an Amitabha Buddha empowerment and Phowa practice & teachings. 

RSVP is only for those attending in person.

Scroll down to add a name to the list of those who have passed.


‌Fr‌ida‌y No‌vem‌be‌r 11‌th Amitabha Buddha Empowerment & Practice
‌10‌:00‌am-12‌:30‌pm E‌ST Empowerment 
6‌:3‌0-8‌:00‌pm E‌ST Practice

‌Khenpo will bestow the empowerment of Amitabha, Buddha of Boundless light. During the practice there will be dedication to the deceased and the lighting of 100 candles.

‌Sa‌‌tu‌‌rd‌‌ay N‌ov‌em‌b‌er 12‌th Phowa Transmission/Teachings & Practice
10:‌00am-12‌:30‌pm E‌ST  
2:‌00-5‌:00‌pm E‌ST‌

What can we do for others or ourselves at the time of death? Khenpo Samdup will give the transmission and instructions for the highly-revered Great Drikung Phowa—a practice that helps ensure a more positive rebirth.

S‌u‌nd‌‌ay N‌ov‌em‌be‌r 13‌th Bardo Teachings & Phowa Practice
‌10:‌00‌am-12:‌30‌pm E‌ST   ‌‌
2:‌‌00-5‌‌:00‌pm E‌‌ST‌‌

In addition, Khenpo Samdup will give instruction on the intermediate states or Bardos. These teachings explain how to utilize all phases of our life and the period after our death to make progress on the path to enlightenment.

Use the form below if you would like to submit the name of your deceased loved one. Please submit one name at a time; after the first one you will be given the opportunity to submit another if you like. Signing in to Google is not required.

‌*D‌ai‌ly practice will be held S‌at‌ur‌da‌y & S‌un‌da‌y from 9‌:0‌0-9‌:45a‌m E‌ST‌