2011 Losar Celebration

Saturday, March 12
Time: 11 AM to 4 PM
Location: Egan Hall, St. John's Parish
Cost: FREE

On Saturday, March 12, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism will celebrate its 43rd annual Tibetan New Year Festival in Egan Hall at St. John’s Parish. Admission is free. This year is the Year of the Female Iron Rabbit.

The Tibetan New Year Festival will feature Himalayan arts and handicrafts, entertainment, Tibetan foods, and door prizes.

Location:
Egan Hall
St. John’s Parish
123 N. 79th Street
Seattle, WA 98103

Free admission; donations accepted

Questions? Please contact Sakya Monastery by emailing monastery@sakya.org or calling 206.789.2573 (Office hours are M―F, 8am to noon).

Download the flyer here: 2011 Losar Flyer

 

Dharma Lecture: Clarifying the Intentions of the Sage, Part 2

Sunday, February 27 at 1:30 pm (second class)
Instructor: Khenpo Jampa Tenphel
Cost per class: $20 Public, $15 Members

Venerable Khenpo Jampa will be teaching a ten-class series based on this important text that describes the ten stages of the Bodhisattva path up to perfect enlightenment. This course is meant to be taken after the introductory Hinayana and Mahayana Buddhism seminar. The classes in this course are designed to build on each other, so attendance in all 10 classes in recommended. Descriptions of classes 5 - 10 are forthcoming. Dates for those classes will be announced in late winter.

To register: please call the Monastery at 206.789.2573 or email monastery@sakya.org.

Class 1 ( January 23): Buddha Potential (Sanskrit- Tathagatagarbha)
Buddha potential is also called Buddha nature. Every sentient being possesses this potential. Therefore we can ascertain that every sentient being can achieve the state of Buddhahood through activating this potential through progressive practices.

Class 2 (February 27): Four Ways to Engage in Bodhisattva Activities
1) Providing for the needs of others
2) Effective communication in teaching the Dharma
3) Setting a good example and avoiding hypocrisy (Do what you say and say what you do)
4) Engaging in the welfare of sentient beings (Encouraging others to practice)

Class 3 (March 27): The Five Paths and Ten Grounds
The five paths and the ten grounds are the manner in which the bodhisattva travels on the path. Each path and ground is a spiritual level of mental development. It is necessary on one hand to develop positive qualities while on the other hand to remove defilements and afflictive emotions. The completion of these things occurs at the level of the Tenth Ground which is recognized as the Buddha Ground.

Class 4 (April 10): Buddhahood
This teaching will cover a description of the qualities of a Buddha’s body, speech and mind. In particular, different level or types of Buddha's body will be discussed.

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: Ganapati Sadhana Teaching

Sunday, February 20 at 1:30 pm
Instructor: Khenpo Jampa Tenphel
Cost per class: $20 Public, $15 Members
Prerequisite: Ganapati Initiation

Venerable Khenpo Jampa will give instructions on how
to do the Ganapati practice. The Ganapati Initiation
will be offered by H.H. J.D. Sakya on morning of February 20th, 2011.

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.

Next of Kin Registry Workshop

Saturday, February 12 at 1:30 pm
Instructors: Laura Ellis and Teresa Lamb
Location: Cultural Hall
Suggested Contribution: Free, Donations Accepted

Under the guidance of H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya Rinpoche, volunteers from the Next of Kin Committee have assembled a packet of information to assist Sakya Monastery members in deciding their end-of-life wishes. We will go over what prayers to request at the time of death, how to handle the body according to Tibetan Buddhist protocols, what legal forms need to be filled out prior to death, and how to make arrangements with your Next of Kin to have your end-of-life wishes as a Buddhist fulfilled.

To download the guide, please go to: www.sakya.org/spiritualservices.

Dharma Lecture: Transmission and Explanation of Mantras

Sunday, February 6 at 1:30 pm
Instructor: Tulku Yeshi Gyatso
Location: Shrine Room
Suggested Contribution: $25 Public, $20 Members
Open to Buddhist Practitioners

This teaching will cover the transmission of a variety of mantras, their pronunciation, how to visualize mantras, how to use them in your daily life, and how to keep the vows. Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche will also discuss how to practice when you are experiencing difficult times. You can change your ordinary activities into Vajrayana practice by the recitation of special mantras. The power of mantras is very beneficial when performed during the activities of daily life: eating, walking, cleaning, bathing, working, travelling, or when you come across dead people and animals. Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche will give instruction and permission to practice these mantra recitations.

Ven Tulku Yeshi Gyatso 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 eight books, seven of which have been published, on the subject of Tibetan Buddhism and culture including A One Thousand Year History of Sakyapa. He also writes novels, poetry for mind training, provides Tibetan astrology readings, and can bestow empowerments. Currently he working on Dharma activities at Sakya Monastery in Seattle and is working on his own biography, Magic and Monk.

 

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