Dharma Lecture: Understanding Guru Rinpoche Practice

Lecturer: Khenpo Jampa Rinpoche
Sunday, November 5th
Time: 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Location: Shrine Room
Suggested contribution: $30 Public, $20 Members
Prerequisite: Guru Rinpoche Initiation

In this follow up class to the Guru Rinpoche initiation, Venerable Khenpo Jampa discusses Guru Rinpoche and the benefits of this practice. He will also go over the Sadhana and instruments used in our monthly Tso Kor Puja practice. There will be time for questions at the end of class.

Ven. Khenpo Jampa Rinpoche comes to us from the Dzongsar Insitute in North India, where he taught and served as library director for many years. He received his Degree of Acharya after nine years of study and graduated from Dzongsar University with a Ph.D. in philosophy. Following his 13 years of study, he was ordained an Abbott (Khenpo) in 2004 by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He spent seventeen years studying with his main teacher, H.E. Khenchen Kunga Wangchuk. He also spent three years of silent retreat in Tibet. He has received empowerments from all four schools of Tibetan Buddhism and from many great masters including H.H. the Dalai Lama, H.H. Sakya Trizin, H.H. Dagchen Rinpoche, H.H. Karmapa, and H.E. Dzongsar Khyentse. He now teaches intermediate and advanced level classes on Buddhist philosophy, sutra and highest yoga tantra all over the world. He is also the founder and president of Tibetan Education Foundation, as well as the president of the International Association of Non-sectarian Tibetan Religious Traditions (IANTRT) of North America.

Lecturer: Khenpo Jampa Rinpoche
Sunday, November 5th
Time: 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Location: Shrine Room
Suggested contribution: $30 Public, $20 Members
Prerequisite: Guru Rinpoche Initiation

In this follow up class to the Guru Rinpoche initiation, Venerable Khenpo Jampa discusses Guru Rinpoche and the benefits of this practice. He will also go over the Sadhana and instruments used in our monthly Tso Kor Puja practice. There will be time for questions at the end of class.

Ven. Khenpo Jampa Rinpoche comes to us from the Dzongsar Insitute in North India, where he taught and served as library director for many years. He received his Degree of Acharya after nine years of study and graduated from Dzongsar University with a Ph.D. in philosophy. Following his 13 years of study, he was ordained an Abbott (Khenpo) in 2004 by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He spent seventeen years studying with his main teacher, H.E. Khenchen Kunga Wangchuk. He also spent three years of silent retreat in Tibet. He has received empowerments from all four schools of Tibetan Buddhism and from many great masters including H.H. the Dalai Lama, H.H. Sakya Trizin, H.H. Dagchen Rinpoche, H.H. Karmapa, and H.E. Dzongsar Khyentse. He now teaches intermediate and advanced level classes on Buddhist philosophy, sutra and highest yoga tantra all over the world. He is also the founder and president of Tibetan Education Foundation, as well as the president of the International Association of Non-sectarian Tibetan Religious Traditions (IANTRT) of North America.

Special Lecture: Steps to Enlightenment

Five Paths and Ten Bhumis - An Introduction
Lecturer: Ken Hockett
Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Location: Shrine Room
Suggested contribution: $15 Members, $20 Non-Members
Prerequisite: None

An analysis of the Prajnaparamita by the Indian Masters of the past reveals the process that leads to Enlightenment.  These are the Five Paths which lead to Buddhahood and the Ten Stages of Bodhisattva practice in Mahayana Buddhism. There is an essential body of commentaries related to the Paths and Bhumis. This class is an introduction to some of these commentaries and to the structure and the qualities of the Paths and Bhumis. This lecture is suitable for anyone interested in an overview of the Mahayana Buddhist Path.

Ken Hockett is one of the senior Dharma students at Sakya. After much reading and study, he took refuge before H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya in 1977. His principal interest is in the Mind Training methods and has been teaching these at Sakya Monastery for over 15 years. Having received teachings and initiations from Lamas of all four schools of Tibetan Buddhism, his main teachers are of the Sakya and Nyingma traditions. He has also produces many of the practice texts used at Sakya Monastery.

Mandala Dance of the 21 Praises of Tara

Sunday, October 22nd
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Suggested donation: $15
All are welcome to attend.

The Mandala Dance of the 21 Praises of Tara is a movement meditation in the Vajrayana tradition. It is a non-sectarian practice based on a traditional Tibetan text in which Tara’s 21 aspects are praised for the purpose of sending the blessings and healing of each of the qualities to all beings. In this retreat, the dancers are led into a Mandala of dance and instructed in the subtlety of sacred movement and mudras (hand gestures). Participants learn experientially the philosophy, meditations, and visualizations of the traditional Tibetan Buddhist practice. At the end of the workshop the dancers will be adorned with saris (traditional Indian dress provided) and will dance for the community in an offering ritual. There is no dance experience necessary, men and women welcome.

Parvati Forrest Burke will lead the retreat. She is the Assistant Director of the International Tara Dhatu Student Teacher program leading Mandala workshops all over the country. For a full bio go to: taradhatu.org/bioParvati.htm

Movement and Meditation of Tara Retreat

Friday, October 20th
7:00 - 9:00 pm at Sakya Monastery
Suggested donation: $15 (if not attending full Retreat*)

The Mandala Dance of the 21 Praises of Tara is a movement meditation in the Vajrayana tradition. It is a non-sectarian practice based on a traditional Tibetan text in which Tara’s 21 aspects are praised for the purpose of sending the blessings and healing of each of the qualities to all beings. In this retreat, the dancers are led into a Mandala of dance and instructed in the subtlety of sacred movement and mudras (hand gestures). Participants learn experientially the philosophy, meditations, and visualizations of the traditional Tibetan Buddhist practice. At the end of the workshop the dancers will be adorned with saris (traditional Indian dress provided) and will dance for the community in an offering ritual. There is no dance experience necessary, men and women welcome.

Mandala Dance Retreat (3 day) - Parvati Forrest Burke
Cost is $108-150 (scholarships available upon request). Tuition includes sari rental and text.
Day 1 Movement and Meditation of Tara See above for details (*Included in cost of retreat)
Day 2 Saturday, Oct. 21st: Noon - 6:00 pm (Taoist Institute, 225 N. 70th St., Seattle, 98103)
Day 3 Sunday, Oct. 22nd: 10:00 - Noon (Spectrum Dance Theater, 800 Lake Washington Blvd. Seattle, then 2:00 - 8:00 pm at Sakya Monastery

Contact Gail for more info and registration at (425) 214-3392 or gailf@johnlscott.com

Parvati Forrest Burke will lead the retreat. She is the Assistant Director of the International Tara Dhatu Student Teacher program leading Mandala workshops all over the country. For a full bio go to: taradhatu.org/bioParvati.htm

Fall Craft Fair and Art Show

Sunday, October 8th
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Cultural Hall and Library

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Expect: Lovely art pieces,
Crafts of all kinds,
Pretty jewelry,
Fun Halloween items,
Pottery, and much more.

And a Bake Sale, too!

The Monastery's Dharma Book store will be open during the Craft Fair and there will be a guided tour of the art in the Shrine Room at 2:00pm.

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