Dharma Lecture: Vajrayogini

Sunday, March 28 at 1:30 pm
Instructor: Tulku Yeshi Gyatso Rinpoche
Translator: Rigdzin Tingkhye
Suggested Contribution: $25 Public, $20 Members
Prerequisite: Vajrayogini empowerment or another major mandala empowerment.

This talk explains the specific importance of Vajrayogini. She is important enough that we devote a monthly practice to her. There are thousands of tantric deities in Tibetan Buddhism – peaceful, wrathful, male, female, and different colors. Vajrayogini is one of the accessible of the deities. In Tibet, thousands of practitioners have visualized her in their short lives and become great Siddhas, regardless of gender, vows taken, etc. She has an especially strong connection to the Sakyapa, as her practice comes from the Thirteen Golden Deities of Sakya. Her lineage and the importance of keeping the samaya will be explained, as will information on how to practice.

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 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.