Dharma Lecture: The Dakini Yeshi Tsogyal

Instructor: H.E. Dagmo Kusho Sakya
Wednesday, November 30 at 7:30pm
Open to the public.
Suggested Contribution: $25 Public, $20 Members

We are pleased to announce that Her Eminence Dagmo Kusho Sakya will be giving a teaching on the Dakini Yeshe Tsogyal. Princess of Kharchen, incarnation of Vajrayogini, and spiritual consort of Guru Rinpoche, she was Guru Rinpoche’s principle disciple and was instrumental in recording and preserving his teachings. She is a true dakini considered to be an emanation of Arya Tara, Prajnaparamita, and Samantabhadri.

Her Eminence Dagmo Kusho Sakya 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. Dagmola is married to H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya of the Khön lineage, a Head Lama of the Sakya order of Tibetan Buddhism. Dagmola specializes in Tara empowerments, practices, and teachings, and has many students throughout the world.

Dharma Lecture: Clarifying the Intentions of the Sage, Part 9

BY SAKYA PANDITA
Instructor: Venerable Khenpo Jampa
Sunday, November 20 at 1:30
Location: Shrine Room
Cost per class: $25 Public, $20 Members

Venerable Khenpo Jampa continues teaching on this important Mahayana text that covers 10 topics such as Refuge, Bodhicitta, the 5 paths and the 10 stages of enlightenment. The classes in this course are designed to build on each other, however, all are welcome to attend, even if prior classes have not been attended.

Part 9: Four Sets of Tantra
Mantrayana teachings are included in these four sets of Tantra. These are set forth in accordance with their profundity or disciple’s inclination. Each set has many texts.

Venerable Khenpo Jampa Tenphel comes to us from Dzongsar Institute in India, where he was the library director as well as a tutor for many years. He received a Degree of Acharya (equivalent to an M.A.) in Buddhist Philosophy in 2002 and was ordained as an Abbott in 2004. He has received many teachings and initiations from all four sects of Tibetan Buddhism (Sakya, Gelug, Kagyu, Nyingma). Many of those teachings and initiations were from H.H. the Dalai Lama and H.H. Sakya Trizin. He has also received the Lamdre teaching from H.H. Dagchen Rinpoche. His root lamas are H.H. Sakya Trizin, H.H. Luding Khen Rinpoche, and H.H. Dagchen Rinpoche. At Sakya Monastery, Khenpo Jampa teaches intermediate and advanced level curriculum on Buddhist philosophy and also serves as the librarian for the growing collection of Tibetan Buddhist scriptures.

Dharma Lecture: Clarifying the Intentions of the Sage, Part 8

BY SAKYA PANDITA
Instructor: Venerable Khenpo Jampa
Sunday, November 6 at 1:30
Location: Shrine Room
Cost per class: $25 Public, $20 Members

Venerable Khenpo Jampa continues teaching on this important Mahayana text that covers 10 topics such as Refuge, Bodhicitta, the 5 paths and the 10 stages of enlightenment. The classes in this course are designed to build on each other, however, all are welcome to attend, even if prior classes have not been attended.

Part 8: Sutrayana and Mantrayana
Venerable Khenpo Jampa will explain the distinction between Sutra and Tantra and will describe which Buddhist countries practice Sutrayana primarily and which countries practice both the Sutrayana and Mantrayana.

Venerable Khenpo Jampa Tenphel comes to us from Dzongsar Institute in India, where he was the library director as well as a tutor for many years. He received a Degree of Acharya (equivalent to an M.A.) in Buddhist Philosophy in 2002 and was ordained as an Abbott in 2004. He has received many teachings and initiations from all four sects of Tibetan Buddhism (Sakya, Gelug, Kagyu, Nyingma). Many of those teachings and initiations were from H.H. the Dalai Lama and H.H. Sakya Trizin. He has also received the Lamdre teaching from H.H. Dagchen Rinpoche. His root lamas are H.H. Sakya Trizin, H.H. Luding Khen Rinpoche, and H.H. Dagchen Rinpoche. At Sakya Monastery, Khenpo Jampa teaches intermediate and advanced level curriculum on Buddhist philosophy and also serves as the librarian for the growing collection of Tibetan Buddhist scriptures.

21 Aspects of Green Tara - Dance Offering

Sunday, October 23rd at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Shrine Room
Suggested donation, $10

Participants in the annual Green Tara Dance Workshop will present a sacred mandala dance offering on October 23rd. All are welcome to attend the performance. For further information regarding participation in the workshop which will be held the weekend of the performance, please contact Gail Fredrickson at gailf@johnlscott.com or at 425-214-3392.


Movement and Meditation of Tara

Friday, October 21rd at 7:00 p.m.
Suggested donation, $10

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, a traditional Indian dress, (provided) and will dance for the community in an offering ritual. There is no dance experience necessary, men and women welcome.

 

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