Dharma Lecture: The Accomplishments of Sakya Pandita

Lecturer:  Khenpo Jampa Rinpoche
Sundays, January 29th, March 26th, May 28th, and TBA
Time: 1:30 - 3:30 pm •  Location: Shrine Room
Suggested contribution: $30 Public, $20 Members per talk
Prerequisite: None

Sakya Pandita, one of the founding fathers of the Sakya Lineage, accomplished many great feats, gave important instructions, and was a Buddhist scholar renowned by all sects of Tibetan Buddhism. His life and accomplishments have been chronicled pictorially in a large set of paintings, which can be seen in the back hall behind the Shrine Room at Sakya Monastery. In this yearlong series, Khenpo Jampa Rinpoche will review each of the panels and explain the specific activities depicted, as well as their profound meaning in teaching the Buddhadharma.  

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.

Dharma Lecture: Teaching Of The 12 Deeds Of Lord Buddha

Lecturer:  Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche
Sunday, January 15th
Time: 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Location: Shrine Room
Suggested contribution:  $30 Public, $20 Members
Prerequisite: None

Most of us have practiced the 12 Deeds of Lord Buddha in our daily life. Understanding of the Twelve Deeds inspires us to practice deeper. In addition, sometimes we focus on tantric deities rather than Lord Buddha. Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche will teach the importance of understanding the 12 Deeds of Lord Buddha and what the connection is between Lord Buddha and the tantric deities.

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.

Movies with Meaning: SAMSARA

Saturday, March 18
Time: 6:30 pm
Free, donations accepted

SAMSARA is a Sanskrit word that means “the ever turning wheel of life” and is the point of departure for the filmmakers as they search for the elusive current of interconnection that runs through our lives. Filmed over a period of almost five years and in twenty-five countries, SAMSARA transports us to sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial sites, and natural wonders. By dispensing with dialogue and descriptive text, SAMSARA subverts our expectations of a traditional documentary, instead encouraging our own inner interpretations inspired by images and music that infuses the ancient with the modern.

Dharma Lecture: My Spiritual Life at Sakya Monastery

Experiences with His Holiness Jigdal Dagchen Sakya Dorje Chang, his family, and Sakya Monastery members
Lecturer: Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche
Sunday, November 13th
Time: 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Location: Shrine Room
Suggested contribution: $30 Public, $20 Members
Prerequisite: None

Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche will share how his spiritual life developed while residing and teaching at Sakya Monastery. He will discuss what he learned about Western culture and mind and how to preserve the Dharma so that it can flourish in the West. He will share some of the teaching and advice he received directly from H.H. Dagchen Rinpoche and H.E. Dagmo Kushola. Questions are welcome about his life. He also wants to learn how to better relate to Westerners in order to help them study and practice the Dharma.

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.

Guru Puja Prayer Service with Tsok

Friday, November 11
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am
Location: Sakya Monastery Shrine Room

 

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On November 11, in New Delhi, India, H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Dorje Chang's Kudung (Holy Body) will be cremated. On that day here in Seattle we will have a Guru Puja Prayer Service with a Tsok offering. Members & friends may bring food, flowers, candles, incense, or monetary offerings to the resident lamas for their continuous Guru Puja prayers.

All are welcome.

 

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