White Tara Initiation

Bestowed by H.E. Dagmo Kusho
Requested by Tara students and dancers
Translator: Dagmo Chimey Sakya
Sunday, January 3rd
Time: 1:30 pm
Location: Shrine Room
Suggested contribution: Public $35, Members $30
Prerequisite: One must not eat any meat, eggs, garlic, or consume alcohol on the day of the initiation. One must also be celibate for those hours.

To register online, please visit: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=rkgbvycab&oeidk=a07ebyjzk7gbaf90eae

White Tara, Cintamani Cakra, is a refuge for all sentient beings and can guide everyone to the island of blissful liberation. She is well known as the Giver of Life. The practice of White Tara brings long life, subdues illness, evil spirits, and negative karma, and clears away mental obscurations and obstacles in one’s life.

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.

Dagmo Chimey Sakya has over 20 years of international experience translating for venerable Buddhist masters.

Green Tara Initiation

Bestowed by H.E. Dagmo Kusho
Requested by Tara students and dancers
Translator: Rigdzin Tingkyhe
Thursday, October 20th
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Shrine Room
Suggested contribution: Public $30, Members $20
Prerequisite: One must not eat any meat, eggs, garlic, or consume alcohol on the day of the initiation. One must also be celibate for those hours.

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Green Tara Initiation

As the embodiment of the Great Wisdom Mother, Green Tara is the Savior of all beings.  Meditation on Green Tara is believed to be very effective in releasing beings from distressing circumstances both great and small.

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.

Green Tara Initiation

Bestowed by H.E. Dagmo Kusho
Translator: Dagmo Chimey Sakya
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Shrine Room
Suggested contribution: Public $30, Members $20
Prerequisite: One must not eat any meat, eggs, garlic, or consume alcohol on the day of the initiation. One must also be celibate on that day.

To register online, please visit: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=rkgbvycab&oeidk=a07edl2r56ad0704d38

Green Tara Initiation

As the embodiment of the Great Wisdom Mother, Green Tara is the Savior of all beings. Meditation on Green Tara is believed to be very effective in releasing beings from distressing circumstances both great and small.

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.

Chenrezi Initiation

Bestowed by H.E. Khondung Avikrita Sakya
Sunday, February 26, 2017
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Shrine Room
Suggested contribution: Public $40, Members $30, Children 12 and under $15

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Chenrezi

Through the meditation on Chenrezi (Avalokiteshvara), one develops loving kindness, compassion, and bodhicitta. Buddha taught that “love” is the wish for all beings to experience happiness, that “compassion” is the aspiration that they be free from all suffering, and that “bodhicitta” is the mind dedicated to attaining enlightenment for the benefit for all beings.

His Eminence Khöndung Avikrita Vajra Sakya Rinpoche is Head Lama of Sakya Monastery in Seattle. He is the elder son of H.E. Khöndung Zaya Vajra Rinpoche and Dagmo Lhanze Youden and was born into the illustrious Sakya Phuntsok Phodrang in Seattle in 1993. At the age of six, he began his training in India to 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 late grandfather, H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya Dorje Chang. 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. He enrolled at Dzongsar Institute of Higher Buddhist Philosophy and Research in 2010, where he mastered the intricate rituals of the Sakya lineage, completed meditation retreats and presided as Vajra Master of the annual Vajrakilaya ceremony in Darjeeling. There he is successfully building on his extensive learning in the Buddha-Dharma with a program of study and dialectics to gain proficiency in the classic treatises of the Sakya philosophical tradition.

Dharma Lecture: The Pointing-Out Instruction to the Old Lady

Lecturer: Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche
Sunday, December 6th
Time: 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Location: Shrine Room
Suggested contribution: $30 Public, $25 Members
Prerequisite: None


Guru Rinpoche gave a direct pointing out instruction to an elderly lady in Tibet who asked him for a simple teaching for people who cannot practice complicated methods. This teaching has great simplicity yet is very profound. In this teaching Guru Rinpoche explained how to recognize the nature of mind by using short study, meditation, and concentration. The class will consist of 1 ½ hour teaching with time reserved for questions and answers afterward.

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.

 

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