H.H. JIGDAL DAGCHEN SAKYA RINPOCHE
Sunday, March 21 at 10:00 AM
Location: Shrine Room
Registration Fee: $100 Public, $75 Members
This empowerment bestows the blessing of the female Bodhisattva Vajrayogini, who is a wisdom Dakini of the Higher Yoga Tantric System. The practice of Vajrayogini belongs to the Mother class of Tantra and it is a direct aid in gaining enlightenment. Individuals who receive this empowerment are welcome to join us in the monthly Vajrayogini practice.
His Holiness Jigdal Dagchen Sakya, Head Lama of Sakya Monastery, was born in Tibet in 1929. He continues the great Sakya lineage which began with Khon Konchok Gyalpo (1034—1102). He received teachings of the unbroken Khon lineage, the Sakya Vajrakilaya, the Hevajra and the complete Lamdre Tsogshe, from his father, H.H. Trichen Ngawang Thutop Wangchuk, the last Sakya throne holder in Tibet. He also studied with many other great Buddhist teachers, including Dzongsar Khyentse Jamyang Chökyi Lodrö and Dingo Khyentse Robsal Dawa.
In 1960, H.H. J.D. Sakya was invited to work on a University of WA research project on Tibetan civilization which was sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation. At the request of students, he co-founded with H.E. Dezhung Rinpoche the Sakya Tegchen Choling, a center for the study of Tibetan Buddhism and culture. In 1984, the center became the Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism.