Offered By H.E. Avikrita Rinpoche
Sunday, February 5th, 2012 at 10:00 am
Location: Sakya Monastery Shrine Room
Suggested contribution: $30 Public, $25 Members
Prerequisite: Vegetarian and no alcohol for 24 hours before the initiation
H.E. Sakya Dhungsey Avikrita Vajra Rinpoche will bestow the authorizing initiation (jenang) of Manjushri Vadisingha. This is a special initiation with both the Bodhisattva Manjushri riding a lion and the Goddess Saraswati on a lotus. It is considered a profound practice for developing wisdom and intelligence for our ultimate understanding of Dharma and for all fields of learning. It is also considered a precious opportunity to receive this unbroken transmission from a Son of the Khon dynasty, as they bear a unique connection to Manjushri. His Eminence will also give a detailed explanation of the foundations of the practice at the beginning of the session.
His Eminence Sakya Dhungsey Avikrita Vajra Rinpoche was born into the illustrious Khön dynasty’s Sakya Phuntsog Phodrang in Seattle in 1993. At the tender age of six, he began his training in India to follow in the footsteps of his noble forebears. Since that time, he has received an uninterrupted stream of teachings and transmissions from his grand father, HH Jigdal Dagchen Sakya, as well as many high Lamas of the Sakya lineage.
Having mastered all the intricate rituals of the Sakya lineage, as well as completing intensive meditation retreats and presiding as Vajra Master of the annual Vajrakilaya ceremonies in Darjeeling, he enrolled at Dzongsar Institute of Higher Buddhist Philosophy and Research in 2010. There, he is successfully building on his extensive learning in Buddhadharma with a program of study and dialectics to gain proficiency in the classic treatises of the Sakya philosophical tradition. We are very fortunate that His Eminence is taking time out from his studies in India to share his wisdom with us directly into English here in Seattle.