House Blessings for Vancouver and Nanaimo Residents — Aug 15–30

unnamed-3It is said the benefits of receiving a House Blessing in your residence include the removal of negative influences of the 4 elements for both the residence and the people living there.

As part of the basic Blessing, Geshe Nawang Tharchen has kindly offered to tailor the blessing to the needs and wishes of whomever makes a request, for example, specifically for long life, health or prosperity, via the addition of a short Tara Puja.

The prayer blessing generally takes from 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the wishes of the recipients, and is thus quite flexible.  At the conclusion, Geshe Tharchen will put a few pieces of grain, or flowers, or water, in the main rooms of the residence for auspiciousness.

Geshe Tharchen was born in Simla, northern India, in 1966, became a monk when he was 12, enrolling in Drepung Monastic University in southern India. He received his Geshe Degree (similar to a PhD in Tibetan Buddhist Studies) in 1999, then attend Gyuto Tantric Monastic University where he gained proficiency in ritual and sand mandala construction. Some of his esteemed teachers familiar to Westerners include the late Geshe Gelek Rinpoche, HH Dalai Lama and H.E. Dagyab Rinpoche, holder of the most transmissions in the Gelug School, as well as many Sakya and Kagyu lineages.


Geshe Tharchen may also give a short teaching while in B.C.
Topic, location and date TBA!


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