8th Annual Saka Dawa Retreat

Led by Khenpo Jampa Tenphel RinpocheLed by Khenpo Jampa Tenphel Rinpoche
Saturday, May 21st
Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: Shrine Room
Retreat fee: None, donations accepted
Includes vegetarian lunch at the Monastery
Please RSVP by May 19th

Due to the ongoing Parinirvana Pujas for H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya, we are combing two meritorious activities: the Saka Dawa Nyen Nay retreat and the Guru Puja Prayer Service. As a result, the schedule for the day has changed. The Guru Puja Prayers Services will be held from 10am-Noon and 2-4 pm. Those taking Nyen Nay vows at 9:00 am can remain and participate during these prayers if they like and they may also participate in the 4:15 pm 1,000 Arm Chenrezi Nyen Nay practice that will be led by Khenpo Jampa. Please attend as your schedule allows.

There is no registration fee for taking the vows or attending the pujas, but attendees can make an offering to the lamas performing the pujas. All participants should plan to be vegetarian for the entire day. (No meat, eggs, alcohol, garlic, onions, or ginger.)

Schedule for Saturday
9:00 AM - Participants receive the Nyen Nay vows. These are kept for 24 hours to purify oneself.
Led by Khenpo Jampa Tenphel.

10:00 AM - Noon Guru Puja Prayer Service
Led by Khenpo Dakpa Woeser, from Sakya Tsechen Ling Institute in France.

Noon - 2:00 PM - Free Vegetarian lunch for participants

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Guru Puja Prayer Service
Led by Khenpo Dakpa Woeser, from Sakya Tsechen Ling Institute in France.

4:15 PM - After a short break, the 1,000 Arm Chenrezi Nyen Nay practice continues. Please bring flower, candle and tsok offering.
Led by Khenpo Jampa Tenphel.

If you must end your retreat early, please remember to dedicate Merit.

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.


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