Bestowed by Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche
Sunday, December 14th
Time: 1:30 pm
Location: Shrine Room
$30 Public, $25 Members
Requirements: Do not eat meat that day and no alcohol from the morning of the initiation until the next morning.
Red Vajrasattva (Dorje Sempa Marpo) and 100 Shitro Deities is the deity of purification and spiritual energy. If one practices tummo or wishes to practice in the future, receiving the Red Vajrasattva initiation is helpful. Through this practice, if you follow the instructions clearly, it helps to open your central channel (or tsa-uma) by the union of bliss and emptiness. Tulku Yeshi will give a transmission of the short sadhana for daily practice. If you have a Vajrasattva text, please bring it for instruction on visualizing. If you don’t have a sadhana, one will be provided. For practicing Shitro, first you have to receive empowerment, then oral transmission. In this initiation you receive the 100 Shitro deities’ empowerment so one can practice Shitro. The word shi represents the 42 peaceful deities, and tro represents the 58 wrathful deities. You will see all of them in your body. After the Empowerment you can read and practice the Tibetan Book the Dead.
Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche is a Dzogchen master and the reincarnation of Dzogchen Gyaltsab Thodo Rinpoche. He was recognized by H.H. Dalai Lama’s Nyingmapa teacher Kyabje Trulshig Rinpoche. He received teachings from twenty-five masters representing all five schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Tulku Yeshi has written thirteen books, ten of which have been published, on the subject of Tibetan Buddhism and culture, including “A One Thousand Year History of Sakyapa.” He has published three books in English: his autobiography “A Modern Liberation Odyssey – An Autobiography of a Tibetan Nomad Lama”, “Handbook for Half-Buddhas” and “Tibetan Zen.” He also writes novels, poetry for mind training, provides Tibetan astrology readings, can advise people on how to enjoy their life, and can bestow empowerments. Currently he is working on Dharma activities at Sakya Monastery in Seattle. He is now working on producing a documentary on His Holiness Jidgal Dagchen Rinpoche’s life.