Saturday and Sunday, March 12 – 13
Saturday, 10:00 am: Amitabha Initiation
1:00 – 4:30 pm: Retreat
Sunday, 10:00 am: Bestowal of Bodhisattva Vows, then retreat continues until 4:30 pm
Location: Shrine Room
Empowerment: Public $50, Members $35
Retreat: Free, donations welcome
Prerequisite: Must be vegetarian for both days of the retreat. For Bodhisattva vows, please bring an offering of flowers or candles for the shrine. As much as you can offer, this merit will generate Bodhichitta. If you have a mala, please bring it because we will count the collective mantras recited.
Traditionally the practice of Buddha Amitabha’s Pure Land is a very popular and powerful practice of Tibetan Buddhism. No matter what lineage or school one follows, this practice is extremely beneficial if someone really wants to be born in the realm of Dewachen in the next life. This is a really simple and easily realizable practice.
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.