Sunday, March 25 at 10:00 AM
Location: Shrine Room
Registration Fee: $30 Public, $25 Members
The practice of Vajrasattva (Dorje Sempa) is for the purification of one’s karma created through the body, speech, and mind. The practice purifies and mends broken commitments, especially the Vajrayana vows.
NOTE: One should bathe the morning of the initiation and one should wear new or clean clothes. In addition, one should be vegetarian (no eggs, meat, alcohol, or garlic) and celibate the day of and 24 hours afterwards.
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.