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H.E. Dezhung Rinpoche’s Biography
Lecturer: H.E. Dagmo Kusho Sakya
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Our beloved teacher, H.E. Jamyang Dagmo Kusho, is the niece of H.E. Dezhung Rinpoche III, co-founder of Sakya Tegchen Choling, the forerunner of Sakya Monastery, Seattle. In this lecture, Dagmo Kusho will share with us her first hand experiences with her uncle: his life; his leadership as Abbot of Tharlam Monastery Tibet and Nepal; their escape from the communists; their life in Seattle; and his teachings. As a living example of boundless compassion, selfless generosity, pure moral conduct, unwavering diligence, and unsurpassed wisdom, Dezhung Rinpoche inspired countless students to practice the Dharma. Furthermore, his life is documented in the book A Saint in Seattle, by David Jackson.
Her Eminence Dagmo Kusho Sakya was born in Kham, Eastern Tibet. As the niece of one of the most highly realized Sakya Masters of the twentieth century, H.E. Dezhung Rinpoche III, her training in Buddhist practice began at an early age. She has received extensive teachings and empowerments from many great lamas of all four schools of Tibetan Buddhism throughout her lifetime. Dagmola is married to H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya of the Khön lineage, a Head Lama of the Sakya order of Tibetan Buddhism. Dagmola specializes in Tara empowerments, practices, and teachings, and has many students throughout the world.