Initiation of the White Parasol Goddess

By H.E. Sakya Dhungsey Avikrita Vajra Rinpoche
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Shrine Room
Suggested contribution: Sponsors: $150; Public $55, Members $50
Prerequisite: Vegetarian before the Initiation

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The White Parasol Goddess (known as Dugkarma in Tibetan) is a compassionate manifestation of all the Buddhas for averting the obstacles, illness, negativity and disturbances that can affect Buddhist practitioners. The practice of the White Parasol Goddess has been relied upon for centuries in the Sakya tradition as one of the most expedient and dynamic means to purify negative energy, and to promote healing and harmony inside and out. It is a wonderful opportunity that H.E. Sakya Dungse Avikrita Vajra Rinpoche is returning to Seattle to bestow the initiation of the White Parasol Goddess. With his inimitable warmth, clarity and insight, His Eminence will also provide a detailed explanation of the background and processes of the practice in fluent English.

His Eminence Khondung Avikrita Vajra Rinpoche is the elder son of H.E. Khöndung Zaya Vajra Rinpoche and Dagmo Lhanze Youden, was born into the illustrious Sakya Phuntsok Phodrang in Seattle in 1993. At the tender 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 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 annual Vajrakilaya ceremony in Darjeeling, he enrolled at Dzongsar Institute of Higher Buddhist Philosophy and Research in 2010. 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.