Refuge Ceremony

Led by H.E. Sakya Dhungsey Avikrita Vajra Rinpoche
Sunday, June 26
Time: 11:15 am
Location: Shrine Room

Taking refuge is the first step on the Buddhist path to enlightenment. Refuge is a formal ceremony during which a person officially becomes a Buddhist and receives a Dharma name.  Be sure to bring on the day of the Refuge Ceremony the following items:

Flowers, incense, candles and/or a monetary offering for the Shrine and monetary offerings for the Lama and 2-3 attendants.  In addition, please bring two Katags (one will be left on the altar and one will be offered to the Lama and then returned to you).  Katags can be purchased at the Monastery.

Please contact the Sakya Monastery Office for more information or to sign-up.

His Eminence Khöndung 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 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. 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.


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