Sharing the Dharma

by H.E. Dagmo Kusho Sakya
Sunday, December 3rd
Time: 11:00 - 11:30 pm
Location: Shrine Room
All are welcome

Sharing the Dharma Continues!

We are pleased to announce a very special series of teachings with Her Eminence Dagmo Kusho (Dagmola) Sakya. Dagmola has had many roles throughout her lifetime:  wife of our founding Lama, His Holiness Jigdal Dagchen Sakya Dorje Chang, mother, grandmother, and as one of the few female Buddhist lamas she is considered a spiritual mother by students all over the world.
     
Through the eyes and special insight of this amazing spiritual teacher, we have a rare opportunity to hear about the teachings of the Lord Buddha: stories of faraway places, Tibetan culture, spiritual masters and much, much more.

Join us on the first Sunday of each month from 11:00 - 11:30 AM, directly after Chenrezi practice, for the continuation of Sharing the Dharma.

These teachings will also be live-streamed at our website: http://dagmokusho.sakya.org
 

December 3rd: Sachen Kunga Nyingpo
The first of the five great masters who founded the Sakya Order of Tibetan Buddhism. Join us to find out more about this spiritual master whose statue you see in the shrine room of the Monastery. Dagmola will share with us the details of his life, his accomplishments and his very special contributions to the teachings of the Sakya tradition.

Her Eminence Dagyum Kusho Sakya, also known as H.E. Dagmo Kusho, was born in Kham, Eastern Tibet. As the niece of one of the most highly realized Sakya Masters of the twentieth century, H.E. Dezhung Rinpoche III, her training in Buddhist practice began at an early age. She has received extensive teachings and empowerments from many great lamas of all four schools of Tibetan Buddhism throughout her lifetime. Dagyum Kusho is the widow of H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya Dorje Chang of the Khön lineage, a Head Lama of the Sakya order of Tibetan Buddhism. She is currently the Acting Head Lama of the Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism in Seattle, WA. Dagyum Kusho specializes in Tara empowerments, practices, and teachings, and has many students throughout the world.

Thousand Offerings to Ushinishavijaya

By H.E. Khondung Asanga Vajra Sakya
Date: Saturday, December 23, 2017
Time:
 9:00 am – Noon: 1,000 Offerings to Ushishavijaya Puja
 2:00 – 4:00 pm: Teaching and Mandala Offering
 4:00 – 5:00 pm: Tibetan Cultural Dance Presentation

Location: Lynnwood Convention Center (3711 196th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036)
Prerequisite: Participants should be vegetarian for the day
Optional: Monetary contributions towards purchasing the offerings are welcome

Suggested contribution: Sakya Monastery Members $55, Non-Members $75, Sponsors $150 *
*Sponsors get special seating as well as a special afternoon meal with the family and the lamas at the convention center.

Advance Payment and Registration is Required:
1. Online via Paypal at http://conta.cc/2eswaFD
2. In person at Sakya Monastery in Seattle.
3. U.S. bank check mailed to the Monastery.

Ushnishavijaya

Ushnishavijaya is a Buddha of longevity in Buddhism. She wears an image of Vairocana in her headdress. With Amitayus and White Tara, she constitutes the three Buddhas of long life. She is one of the more well-known Buddhist divinities in Nepal, Tibet, and Mongolia. The thousand offerings are: water, flowers, incense, lamps, scented water, foods and music.

H.E. Asanga Rinpoche is offering this daylong event to perform memorial prayers for H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Dorje Chang, for the long life of H.H. the 41st Sakya Trichen, H.H. the 42nd Sakya Trizin and H.E. Luding Khenchen Rinpoche and for world peace.

 

HE Asanga Rinpoche 2017 His Eminence Khöndung Asanga Vajra Sakya Rinpoche is the son of H.E. Khöndung Ani Vajra Sakya Rinpoche, the second son of the Phuntsok Phodrang family and Dagmo Chimey la.  He is also the youngest grandson of the late H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Dorje Chang and therefore a direct descendent of the unbroken Khon lineage which dates back to 1073. His Eminence is also the grandson of H.E. Garje Khamtul Rinpoche, a highly realized and accomplished Nyingmapa master on his mother’s side.  His Eminence Khöndung Asanga Vajra Rinpoche was born on May 1st, 1999 in Seattle Washington. In April of 2005 at the age of five, H.E. Asanga Vajra Rinpoche left Seattle to study and train at the Tharlam Monastery in Boudhanath, Nepal. In the ensuing years, H.E. Asanga Vajra Rinpoche received many important teachings including the Lamdre Tsogshey from his late paternal grandfather, H.H. Dagchen Rinpoche and the Lamdre Lobshey teachings from his paternal grand-uncle H.H. the 41st. Sakya Trichen Rinpoche. He has also received many other very important empowerments, teachings and oral instructions from other great masters such as H.H. the 42nd Sakya Trizin, H.E. Chögye Trichen, H.E. Khenchen Appey Rinpoche, H.E. Luding Khenchen Rinpoche, H.E. Jetsun Chimey Luding as well as from his maternal grandfather H.E. Khamtul Rinpoche.  Since 2013, H.E. Asanga Rinpoche has been studying and continues to study under the private tutelage of the most Venerable Khenchen Gyatso Rinpoche, the former principal of the Sakya College.

37 Practices of a Bodhisattva

By H.E. Khondung Asanga Vajra Sakya
Date: Saturday and Sunday, December 16 and 17
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 pm, then Q&A 4:00 – 4:30 pm, both days
Location: Sakya Monastery Shrine Room
Suggested contribution: Members $55, Non-Members $75

Advance Payment and Registration is Recommended:
1. Online, via Paypal at http://conta.cc/2xPeqbp
2. In person at Sakya Monastery in Seattle.
3. By personal check on a U.S. bank, to be mailed to the Monastery.

The 37 practices of a Bodhisattva is a mind training manual with a set of instructions composed by Gyalse Thogme Zangpo, a monk and scholar in the 14th century.  It serves as a practical guide towards how to lead one’s life in the practice of generating true compassion on our path to attaining enlightenment.  The timeless advice in this simple yet profound teaching has universal relevance even to this day and age.

His Eminence Khöndung Asanga Vajra Sakya Rinpoche is the son of H.E. Khöndung Ani Vajra Sakya Rinpoche, the second son of the Phuntsok Phodrang family and Dagmo Chimey la.  He is also the youngest grandson of the late H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Dorje Chang and therefore a direct descendent of the unbroken Khon lineage which dates back to 1073. His Eminence is also the grandson of H.E. Garje Khamtul Rinpoche, a highly realized and accomplished Nyingmapa master on his mother’s side.  His Eminence Khöndung Asanga Vajra Rinpoche was born on May 1st, 1999 in Seattle Washington. In April of 2005 at the age of five, H.E. Asanga Vajra Rinpoche left Seattle to study and train at the Tharlam Monastery in Boudhanath, Nepal. In the ensuing years, H.E. Asanga Vajra Rinpoche received many important teachings including the Lamdre Tsogshey from his late paternal grandfather, H.H. Dagchen Rinpoche and the Lamdre Lobshey teachings from his paternal grand-uncle H.H. the 41st. Sakya Trichen Rinpoche. He has also received many other very important empowerments, teachings and oral instructions from other great masters such as H.H. the 42nd Sakya Trizin, H.E. Chögye Trichen, H.E. Khenchen Appey Rinpoche, H.E. Luding Khenchen Rinpoche, H.E. Jetsun Chimey Luding as well as from his maternal grandfather H.E. Khamtul Rinpoche.  Since 2013, H.E. Asanga Rinpoche has been studying and continues to study under the private tutelage of the most Venerable Khenchen Gyatso Rinpoche, the former principal of the Sakya College.

Vajrasattva Initiation

By H.E. Khondung Asanga Vajra Sakya
Saturday, December 16
Time: 10:00 - 11:15 am
Location: Sakya Monastery Shrine Room
Suggested contribution: Members $55, Public $75

Prerequisite: One should bathe the morning of the initiation and one should wear new or clean white clothes. In addition, one should be vegetarian (no eggs, meat, alcohol or garlic) and be celibate the day of the initiation and the 24 hours following.

Advance Payment and Registration is Recommended:
1. Online, via Paypal at http://conta.cc/2xPCT0z
2. In person at Sakya Monastery in Seattle.
3. By personal check on a U.S. bank, to be mailed to the Monastery.

The practice of Vajrasattva (Dorje Sempa) is for the purification of one’s karma created through the body, speech and mind. The practice purifies and mends broken commitments, especially the Vajrayana vows.

His Eminence Khöndung Asanga Vajra Sakya Rinpoche is the son of H.E. Khöndung Ani Vajra Sakya Rinpoche, the second son of the Phuntsok Phodrang family and Dagmo Chimey la.  He is also the youngest grandson of the late H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Dorje Chang and therefore a direct descendent of the unbroken Khon lineage which dates back to 1073. His Eminence is also the grandson of H.E. Garje Khamtul Rinpoche, a highly realized and accomplished Nyingmapa master on his mother’s side.  His Eminence Khöndung Asanga Vajra Rinpoche was born on May 1st, 1999 in Seattle Washington. In April of 2005 at the age of five, H.E. Asanga Vajra Rinpoche left Seattle to study and train at the Tharlam Monastery in Boudhanath, Nepal. In the ensuing years, H.E. Asanga Vajra Rinpoche received many important teachings including the Lamdre Tsogshey from his late paternal grandfather, H.H. Dagchen Rinpoche and the Lamdre Lobshey teachings from his paternal grand-uncle H.H. the 41st. Sakya Trichen Rinpoche. He has also received many other very important empowerments, teachings and oral instructions from other great masters such as H.H. the 42nd Sakya Trizin, H.E. Chögye Trichen, H.E. Khenchen Appey Rinpoche, H.E. Luding Khenchen Rinpoche, H.E. Jetsun Chimey Luding as well as from his maternal grandfather H.E. Khamtul Rinpoche.  Since 2013, H.E. Asanga Rinpoche has been studying and continues to study under the private tutelage of the most Venerable Khenchen Gyatso Rinpoche, the former principal of the Sakya College.

Guru Rinpoche Bumtsok Retreat

Led by Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche
Saturday & Sunday, September 16-17
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm with a lunch break from 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Location: Shrine Room
To register, visit: http://conta.cc/2rDmsS1
Prerequisite: None
Please bring a tsok offering and your dorje, bell and damaru drum if possible. Also bring food for a potluck lunch.

If someone wants to become a Buddha or a Bodhisattva, one needs to accumulate merit and purify one’s defilements. A very meritorious practice of Guru Rinpoche is a Bumtsok, which is a 100,000 Tsok offerings to Guru Rinpoche. It is fine to join the first day, the second day, or both. If you cannot come, it is considered very meritorious to donate food or money for a tsok offering for this event. Candles and flowers are acceptable as well.

Ven. Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche is a Dzogchen master and the reincarnation of Dzogchen Gyaltsab Thodo Rinpoche. He was recognized by H.H. Dalai Lama's Nyingmapa teacher Kyabje Trulshig Rinpoche. He received teachings from twenty-five masters representing all five schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Tulku Yeshi has written thirteen books, ten of which have been published, on the subject of Tibetan Buddhism and culture, including “A One Thousand Year History of Sakyapa.” He has published three books in English: his autobiography “A Modern Liberation Odyssey - An Autobiography of a Tibetan Nomad Lama”, “Handbook for Half-Buddhas” and “Tibetan Zen.” He also writes novels, poetry for mind training, provides Tibetan astrology readings, can advise people on how to enjoy their life, and can bestow empowerments. Currently he is working on Dharma activities at Sakya Monastery in Seattle.

 

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