OFFERED BY H.H. JIGDAL DAGCHEN SAKYA RINPOCHE
Sunday, October 9 at 10:00 AM
Location: Shrine Room
Registration Fee: $30 Public, $25 Members
Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche) is the Indian yogi who came to Tibet to establish and spread the teachings of Tantric Buddhism. He subdued demons and performed many miracles in Tibet. He is considered by Tibetans to be a Second Buddha. The Padmasambhava Initiation includes a tsog offering. It is appropriate to bring offerings such as fruit, baked goods, meat, amrita (beer), flowers, and monetary offerings.
Please note that there will be a teaching on the Padmasambhava Tso Kor practice at 1:30PM.
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.