Sunday, March 18 at 1:30
Location: Shrine Room
Cost per class: $25 Public, $20 Members
Introduction, explanation, puja, and empowerment (wang) of the Kunrig (Sarvavid-Vairocana) practice. Kunrig is the main deity in the Elimination of Bad Rebirths. Participants will learn about the traditional 49 days memorial and spiritual practices that lamas can perform near the time of death (sur). This empowerment is to help prepare oneself for the time of death. Receiving this empowerment will be of great benefit to oneself and all sentient beings. The empowerment helps to clear our body, speech, and mind of obscurations, attachments and desires in this life, after passing, during the bardo, and in the next life.
Ven. Khenpo Jampa Tenphel and Lama Migmar will prepare for the Kunrig Ceremony 3 hours in the morning, then bestow the Wang in the afternoon.
Venerable Khenpo Jampa Tenphel comes to us from Dzongsar Institute in India, where he was the library director as well as a tutor for many years. He received a Degree of Acharya (equivalent to an M.A.) in Buddhist Philosophy in 2002 and was ordained as an Abbott in 2004. He has received many teachings and initiations from all four sects of Tibetan Buddhism (Sakya, Gelug, Kagyu, Nyingma). Many of those teachings and initiations were from H.H. the Dalai Lama and H.H. Sakya Trizin. He has also received the Lamdre teaching from H.H. Dagchen Rinpoche. His root lamas are H.H. Sakya Trizin, H.H. Luding Khen Rinpoche, and H.H. Dagchen Rinpoche. At Sakya Monastery, Khenpo Jampa teaches intermediate and advanced level curriculum on Buddhist philosophy and also serves as the librarian for the growing collection of Tibetan Buddhist scriptures.