Dharma Lecture by H.H. Sakya Trizin: Chogyal Phagpa's "Advice of the Precious Jewel Garland"

By H.H. Sakya Trizin
Sunday, April 3
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Shrine Room
Suggested contribution:  Adults: $45, Seniors (65+) $35, Students and Children $25

To attend in person, register online by visiting: *** EVENT IS FULL, REGISTRATION IS CLOSED *** http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=rkgbvycab&oeidk=a07ecguvze797d70fbf
To stream the event live for free, visit: hhst2016.sakya.org

H.H. Sakya Trizin will speak about the “Advice of the Precious Jewel Garland”, a discourse about good conduct and good qualities written by Chögyal Phagpa to a Mongolian prince named Jibig Timur. Chögyal Phagpa (1235-1280) was one of the Five Founders of the Sakya Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.

His Holiness Sakya Trizin is the 41st head of the Sakya Order of Tibetan Buddhism, and has been the supreme head of its many disciples for over fifty years. His Holiness is a biological descendent of the great masters who founded the order in 1073 and is considered to be an emanation of Manjushri.

He has been praised by His Holiness the Dalai Lama as 'King of Vajrayana practitioners,' and is renowned throughout the world for the brilliance and clarity of his teachings and his fluency and precise command of English.

Receiving teachings directly from His Holiness carries a special lineage of blessings from the founders of the Sakya Order, as well as from Manjushri himself.

Guru Padmasambhava's Life Empowerment

Bestowed by H.E. Sakya Dhungsey Avikrita Vajra Rinpoche

Sunday, March 20, 2016
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Shrine Room
Suggested contribution: Sponsors: $150; Public $55, Members $40  (All donations will be given to Sakya Monastery)
Prerequisite: Refuge

Padmasambhava 2

Rinpoche will bestow the special long-life empowerment from the "Butön Gongkhugma", a terma (hidden treasure teaching) from Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche) that is regarded as very powerful for life-enhancement. The practice first came to Padmasambhava from Buddha Amitabha but was not revealed until the great Terma Revealer called Guru Chöwang discovered the terma in the 13th century. A hundred years later, it became a specialty of the Sakya lineage in a second revelation that includes the blessings of five forms of Amitayus, the Buddha of Limitless Life and Wisdom. Although Rinpoche has given this special teaching several times overseas, this is the first time that he is granting the empowerment at Sakya Monastery. There will be no mantra or sadhana commitment (samaya) other than to maintain one's precepts.

HE Avikirita Rinpoche Seated


His Eminence Khondung Avikrita Vajra Rinpoche is the elder son of H.E. Khöndung Zaya Vajra Rinpoche and Dagmo Lhanze Youden. He was born into the illustrious Sakya Phuntsok Phodrang Family in Seattle in 1993. At the young age of six, he began his training in India in order follow in the footsteps of his noble Khön forebears. Since that time, he has received an uninterrupted stream of transmissions and teachings, including the Lamdre Tsogshay, from his grandfather, H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya. He has also received many teachings from his paternal grand-uncle H.H. Sakya Trizin (including the Lamdre Lobshe), and many high Lamas of the Sakya tradition. Having mastered the intricate rituals of the Sakya lineage, completed meditation retreats and presided as Vajra Master of the 2009 Vajrakilaya ceremony in Darjeeling, he enrolled at Dzongsar Institute of Higher Buddhist Philosophy and Research in 2010. To gain proficiency in the classic treatises of the Sakya philosophical tradition, he is successfully building on his extensive learning of the Buddha Dharma with a program of study and dialectics.

Dharma Lecture: Three Circles Yantra Yoga

Lecturer: Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche
Sunday, March 27
Time: 1:30 pm
Location: Shrine Room
Suggested contribution: $45 Public, $30 Members
Prerequisite: Please don’t eat a heavy lunch, small lunch is fine. If you have a yoga mat, please bring it. Please wear comfortable clothes.

Tibetan Yantra Yoga has been practiced for thousands of years. In Tibetan it’s called Trulkhor. The benefits of Yantra Yoga purify your channels, your wind, and your body. In order to purify the channels you need positive energy and to purify the wind you need a happy, joyful mind. In order to purify the body, you need to nourish your body with healthy food and beverages. Yantra yoga is a combination of body movement and directed breath. In order to receive the most benefits of this yoga, it is best to practice every day. It is simple and has enormous benefit. During this session, Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche will also teach participants prostration yoga.

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.

Dharma Discussion Series: Three Visions

Lecturer: Khenpo Jampa Rinpoche
Sunday, September 25
Time: 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Location: Shrine Room
Suggested contribution: $45 Public, $30 Members, per talk
Students receive free copy of Three Visions

Khenpo Jampa Rinpoche will teach and give a commentary on the Three Visions: Fundamental Teaching of the Sakya Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism by Ngorchen Kunchog Lhundrub. This text is from the 16th century CE and often serves as the preliminary teachings for the Sakya Lamdre (The path with its result). Khenpo Jampa will teach this in a 5 part series spanning winter and spring quarters. He asks that we attend each teaching session before reading the related material in the book. There will be a question and answer session with Khenpo Jampa on Saturday, March 19 and one in spring quarter.

Course covers:
- Instructions on the impure vision
- The instructions on the difficulty of obtaining the prerequisites
- Instruction on the visions and non-virtuous deeds and their results
- The instructions on the vision of experience
- The instructions on the pure vision

Ven. Khen 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.

Buddha Amitabha Retreat

Saturday and Sunday, March 12 - 13
Saturday, 10:00 am: Amitabha Initiation
1:00 - 4:30 pm: Retreat
Sunday, 10:00 am: Bestowal of Bodhisattva Vows, then retreat continues until 4:30 pm
Location: Shrine Room
Suggested contribution:
Empowerment: Public $50, Members $35
Retreat: Free, donations welcome
Prerequisite: Must be vegetarian for both days of the retreat. For Bodhisattva vows, please bring an offering of flowers or candles for the shrine. As much as you can offer, this merit will generate Bodhichitta. If you have a mala, please bring it because we will count the collective mantras recited.

Traditionally the practice of Buddha Amitabha’s Pure Land is a very popular and powerful practice of Tibetan Buddhism. No matter what lineage or school one follows, this practice is extremely beneficial if someone really wants to be born in the realm of Dewachen in the next life. This is a really simple and easily realizable practice.

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.

 

Mailing List


Receive announcements about special events as well as a weekly email detailing all activities for the coming week.

 

Make a Donation


Help support Sakya Monastery through a donation or by becoming a Member.

 

Dharma Shop


Purchase select books, CDs, and other items at our online Dharma Shop!