By H.E. Sakya Dhungsey Avikrita Vajra Rinpoche
Sunday, February 1, 2015
Time: 10:00 am (Following Chenrezi)
Location: Shrine Room
Suggested contribution: Donations accepted
A special reading transmission (Loong) for the Prayers to Virupa and the Five Founding Masters of Sakya.
To support the annual Guru Pujas (la-choe) held at Sakya Monastery that commemorate the most important Lineage Lamas of the Sakya tradition, H.E. Sakya Dungse Avikrita Vajra Rinpoche will bestow for the first time the unbroken reading transmissions (loong) of the full prayers to the Mahasiddha Virupa and the Five Founding Masters (Jetsun Gongma Nga). His Eminence will also make copies available (donations welcome) of His inspiring new booklet, ‘Beholding the Faces of the Gurus,’ which includes all the prayers in Tibetan and English with His Eminence’s own elucidating annotations. Sunday Chenrezi will be as usual and the reading transmission will be at the end of the session.
His Eminence Khondung Avikrita Vajra Rinpoche is the elder son of H.E. Khöndung Zaya Vajra Rinpoche and Dagmo Lhanze Youden. He was born into the illustrious Sakya Phuntsok Phodrang Family in Seattle in 1993. At the young age of six, he began his training in India in order follow in the footsteps of his noble Khön forebears. Since that time, he has received an uninterrupted stream of transmissions and teachings, including the Lamdre Tsogshay, from his grandfather, H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya. He has also received many teachings from his paternal grand-uncle H.H. Sakya Trizin (including the Lamdre Lobshe), and many high Lamas of the Sakya tradition. Having mastered the intricate rituals of the Sakya lineage, completed meditation retreats and presided as Vajra Master of the 2009 Vajrakilaya ceremony in Darjeeling, he enrolled at Dzongsar Institute of Higher Buddhist Philosophy and Research in 2010. To gain proficiency in the classic treatises of the Sakya philosophical tradition, he is successfully building on his extensive learning of the Buddha Dharma with a program of study and dialectics.