Dharma Lecture: Development of Awareness and Conduct--The Most Popular and Important Work of Sakya Pandita

Lecturer: Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche
Sunday, October 9th
Time: 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Location: Shrine Room

“Wise people look for their own flaws, but fools look for the faults of others. The peacock examines his own body, but the owl sends out a bad omen to others.”
- Sakya Pandita

Sakya Pandita was one of the Five Founding Lamas of the Sakya Tradition. He was also known as one of the three emanations of Manjushri of Tibet. He learned Buddhist philosophy, history, and poetry from his uncle Jetsun Dragpa Gyaltsen and from the famous Indian master Panchen Shakya Shri as well as from many other masters. In the Treasury of Good Sayings of Sakya Pandita, he gives timeless advice on how to become a smart, helpful, mindful, and successful person. Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche will give an explanation on this classic Buddhist teaching.

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 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.