By H.E. Sakya Dhungsey Avikrita Vajra Rinpoche
Sunday, February 8, 2015
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Shrine Room
Suggested contribution: Public $35, Members $30
Prerequisite: Vegetarian before the Initiation
Chenrezi is the embodiment of the universal compassion of all the Buddhas. The meditation and recitation of Chenrezi is the main practice of Sakya Monastery, dedicated to the temporal and spiritual welfare of all sentient beings. Of the many sacred Chenrezi practices held within the Sakya tradition, the form known as the Lord of the Lotus Dance is a very special means to empower the accumulation of merit; to eliminate attachments; to evoke healing, wish-fulfilment, and to awaken love and compassion in our hearts.
It is a wonderful opportunity that H.E. Sakya Dungsey Avikrita Vajra Rinpoche is returning to Seattle to bestow the uncommon initiation of the Lord of the Lotus Dance for the first time. With his inimitable warmth, clarity and insight, His Eminence will also provide a detailed explanation of the background and processes of the practice in fluent English.
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.