Dharma Lecture: The Benefits of Prostration

Lecturer: Khenpo Jampa Rinpoche
Sunday, August 20th
Time: 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Location: Shrine Room
Suggested contribution: $30 Public, $20 Members
Prerequisite: None

Prostration is a very powerful activity that can clear away obscurations of body, speech, and mind. Khenpo Jampa Rinpoche will give a detailed explanation of correct intention and method.

Prostration is a preparation for clearing past and present negative karma. There are two kinds of prostrations- full body prostration and 5 point prostration.

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.

Yellow Dzambhala Initiation

By: Khenpo Jampa Rinpoche
Date: Sunday, July 23rd
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Shrine Room
To register, visit: http://conta.cc/2tukxkq
Suggested contribution: Public $30, Members $20
Prerequisite: none

Dzambhala is a deity of wealth whose blessings remove the obstacle of poverty, bringing wealth and abundance to Dharma practitioners. As it is difficult to attain spiritual realizations while afflicted by lack of resources, Dzambhala generates prosperity so that practitioners have the time, energy, and means to practice and attain enlightenment.

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 Sakya Dorje Chang 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.

Medicine Buddha Initiation

By: Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche
Sunday, July 9th
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Shrine Room
To register, visit: http://conta.cc/2sBmAmq
Suggested contribution: Public $30, Members $20

Prerequisite: On the day of the empowerment, one must be vegetarian (no eggs, meat, alcohol, or garlic) and celibate the entire day (24 hours).

The Medicine Buddha, or Bhaishajyaguru, alleviates suffering, sickness, and injury and thus prolongs human life, improving the human opportunity to attain enlightenment. The Medicine Buddha is a manifestation of Shakyamuni Buddha, who gave medicine teachings to the Fourfold Assembly. He holds a medicine bowl and radiates healing rays of energy to all sentient beings.

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 forty 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.

The Complete Path: Year One

The Complete Path: A Systematic Training From Sutra to Tantra
2017: Clarifying the Sage’s Intent
by Sakya Pandita
Saturday, August 5, 2017 to Saturday, August 12, 2017

This text is a classical treatise on the theory and practice of the Mahayana studied in the Sakya tradition. Sakya Pandita describes the stage of the bodhisattva path from the beginning right up to full and perfect enlightenment, following the teaching tradition of the great early Kadampas on the ten stages of practice. Sakya Monastery will provide all participants with a new edition of the text published specifically for this program.

For details, please see our flyer

To pay online for the program, visit: conta.cc/2rVQ5RG


Teacher: 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 is a resident Lama of Sakya Monastery in Seattle, WA, and 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.

Translator: Geshe Jamyang Tsultrim received his “Loppon” an advanced degree in Indo-Tibetan Psychological/Philosophical studies from Sakya (Monastic) College in India after studying 10 consecutive years under the late Khenchen Appy Rinpoche. He then served as a faculty member teaching Buddhist philosophical studies for two years at the Sakya Institute, Puruwala, India. He became a close attendant/translator for the late H.E. Dezhung Rinpoche III in Nepal for several years. After arriving in USA, Jamyang was officially appointed as a resident dharma teacher in Olympia, WA by H. H. Dagchen Dorje Chang in 1988 and has been serving as a Dharma teacher for the last 29 years. He was a former Tibetan Buddhist monk for twenty years. He is also a founder of the Nalanda Institute (Center for Buddhist Studies and Meditations) in Olympia. Jamyang was a visiting faculty member teaching Sakya Pandita’s Buddhist logic and Epistemology at IBA, Nepal in 2002.
In the west, he then received his M.A. in Counseling Psychology in 1997 from Saint Martin’s University and his B.A. from The Evergreen State College in 1992 with an emphasis in Western Psychology. He has been practicing as a mental health therapist since 1990 and is a WA state licensed mental health counselor as well as works as a therapist at the Evergreen State College. He also teaches at the same college mainly East/West Psychology, Buddhist Epistemological and psychological model of mind emotion and specializes in a clinical application of mindfulness in mental health issues as well as well-being in a daily life.

9th Annual Saka Dawa Retreat -- 1,000 Armed Chenrezi and Nyen Nye Vows

Led by Khenpo Jampa Tenphel Rinpoche
Friday and Saturday, June 8th & 9th
Time: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: Shrine Room
No retreat fee, but offerings to the Lama and the Monastery are welcomed.
To register, visit: conta.cc/2o72uNF

The  fourth  month  of  the  Tibetan  Buddhist calendar is called “Saka Dawa.”  

The full moon day (15th day) of the fourth month marks the holiest day in Tibetan Buddhism: the Buddha’s Conception, Enlightenment, and parting into Nirvana.  It is auspicious to perform meritorious activities on this specific day.  The merit generated from these virtuous activities increases 10 million fold.  This year, that day is Thursday, June 8th, when for the benefit of all sentient beings and world peace, Khenpo Jampa Rinpoche will begin the retreat. The practice for this retreat is the 1,000-Armed Chenrezi.

Participants may take Nyung Nye vows for increased merit.  In Tibetan, the word “Nyung” means less. “Nye” means remaining.  This means that we reduce our negativity and, ideally, eliminate it entirely. Nyung Nye is a practice of fasting and purification.  Each  morning, one may take vows by which to abide for the whole day.  On the first day, in accordance with a partial fast, a potluck vegetarian lunch is eaten at noon and liquids are taken. On the second day, no food or drink at all is consumed. In addition, on the second day, there is no talking except for the recitation of the practice.

On Friday only, please bring a vegetarian entree to share. 

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 Sakya Dorje Chang 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.

 

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