How to learn about Sakya Monastery:
To learn more about the practice of Tibetan Buddhism at Sakya Monastery:
- Attend the monthly Orientation – answers the most frequently asked questions.
- Attend the 8:30 am Sunday morning introductory class and the 10:00 am Chenrezi service (open to the public). As we occasionally have special events, please check our calendar for the current schedule: Calendar of Classes and Events
- Attend a Virupa Educational Institute (VEI) class at Sakya Monastery.
- Attend the 7:00 pm Friday evening Calm Abiding meditation. Free and open to the public.
If you have any questions, please call Sakya Monastery at 206-789-2573 weekdays between 9:00 am and Noon, Pacific Time.
Bestowed by H.E. Gyana Vajra Rinpoche Thursday, April 25, 2019 6:00 pm Check-in and preparation for welcoming ceremony 7:00 pm Mahakala Initiation begins Suggested Donation: $55 Members, $75 Non-Members Registration is strongly encouraged: https://conta.cc/2uGH6E9 This initiation is open to all Buddha Dharma practitioners who have taken Refuge. Sakya Monastery is pleased to announce that His Eminence Gyana Vajra Rinpoche will bestow the Mahakala initiation. Mahakala is one of the most revered Tibetan protector deities. His purpose is to protect the Dharma and to help in overcoming negative obstacles on one’s path to enlightenment.
Monday, April 29, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Guru Puja 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm Guru Puja Note: There will be tea breaks at 10:30 am and 2:30 pm. Lunch, tea and snacks will be sponsored by Her Eminence Dagmo Kusho Sakya. Join us in honoring His Holiness Jigdal Dagchen Dorje Chang with two sessions of Guru Puja in Tibetan. Please come to this important memorial of His Holiness Jigdal Dagchen Dorje Chang's parinirvana. You are welcome to bring tsok, flowers, incense or monetary offerings. You are also welcome to make offerings to the Buddha, the lamas doing prayers and in memory of H.H. Dagchen Rinpoche.
Teaching by Khenpo Choying Dorjee Dates and Times: April 19, 7:00-9:00pm, April 20, 10am to Noon, 1:30-3:30pm Location: Sakya Monastery Shrine Room Suggested Donation:$20 Members, $30 Non-Members (per session)(For all three sessions: $50 Members, $80 Non-Members) The Precious Garland of Advice for the King (Sanskrit: Rajaparikatha-ratnamala) was written by Nagarjuna and belongs in his collection of advice texts. In his Precious Garland he clarifies the Buddha's wisdom of emptiness teaching based on the Perfection of Wisdom Sutras as well as extensively describing the Bodhisattva's deeds of compassion and skillful methods. It also includes an explanation of the Bodhisattva's stages of the paths for higher rebirth and complete enlightenment.