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Sakya Monastery provides access to the Buddha’s teachings and guidance in a community of practitioners. Sakya Monastery provides a place to learn from highly qualified and spiritual Tibetan Lamas in a beautiful traditional setting.

Here are the best ways for a new person to learn about the practice of Tibetan Buddhism at Sakya Monastery:

  • Attend the monthly Orientation - answers the most frequently asked questions.
  • Attend the 8:30 am Sunday morning introductory class and the 10:00 am Chenrezi service - open to the public. As we occasionally have special events, please check our calendar for the current schedule: Calendar of Classes and Events
  • Review the material on our website.
  • Attend a Virupa Educational Institute (VEI) class at Sakya Monastery.
  • Attend the 7:00 pm Friday evening Calm Abiding meditation. Free and open to the public.

If you have any questions, please call Sakya Monastery at 206-789-2573 weekdays between 9:00 am and Noon, Pacific Time.

2015 Losar Message from H.E. Khondung Avikrita Vajra Rinpoche

On Thursday, February 19, H.E. Khondung Avikrita Vajra Rinpoche gave a Losar (Tibetan New Year) message in both English and Tibetan. Listen and enjoy!

Listen to the streaming audio in English:
Length: 14:15

Or download it: Download the mp3

Listen to the streaming audio in Tibetan:
Length: 9:01

Or download it: Download the mp3

His Eminence Sakya Dhungsey Avikrita Vajra Rinpoche was born into the illustrious Khön dynasty’s Sakya Phuntsog Phodrang in Seattle in 1993. At the tender age of six, he began his training in India to follow in the footsteps of his noble forebears. Since that time, he has received an uninterrupted stream of teachings and transmissions from his grand father, HH Jigdal Dagchen Sakya, as well as many high Lamas of the Sakya lineage.

Having mastered all the intricate rituals of the Sakya lineage, as well as completing intensive meditation retreats and presiding as Vajra Master of the annual Vajrakilaya ceremonies in Darjeeling, he enrolled at Dzongsar Institute of Higher Buddhist Philosophy and Research in 2010. There, he is successfully building on his extensive learning in Buddhadharma with a program of study and dialectics to gain proficiency in the classic treatises of the Sakya philosophical tradition. We are very fortunate that His Eminence is taking time out from his studies in India to share his wisdom with us directly into English here in Seattle.


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