By H.E. Sakya Dhungsey Avikrita Vajra Rinpoche
Friday, February 5, 2016
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Shrine Room
Suggested contribution: No Set Amount
Prerequisite: Vegetarian before the Initiation
Mañjuśrī is the great Bodhisattva embodying the wisdom of all the Buddhas. Many of the Khön dynasty members, like Sakya Paṇḍita, have been revered as emanations of Mañjuśrī and it is considered especially powerful to receive a Mañjuśrī initiation from a Lama of the Sakya Khön lineage to awaken wisdom and intelligence in the mind. So although it is very short notice, it is very auspicious that H.E. Sakya Dhungsey Avikrita Vajra Rinpoche will bestow the uncommon initiation of White Mañjuśrī that comes from Master Mati this Friday.
This impromptu initiation is being bestowed at the special request of overseas students visiting Seattle and for the benefit of Rinpoche’s own extended family members. He has kindly allowed for other members and the public to attend.
His Eminence Khondung Avikrita Vajra Rinpoche is the elder son of H.E. Khöndung Zaya Vajra Rinpoche and Dagmo Lhanze Youden, was born into the illustrious Sakya Phuntsok Phodrang in Seattle in 1993. At the tender age of six, he began his training in India to 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 annual Vajrakilaya ceremony in Darjeeling, he enrolled at Dzongsar Institute of Higher Buddhist Philosophy and Research in 2010. There he is successfully building on his extensive learning in the Buddha- Dharma with a program of study and dialectics to gain proficiency in the classic treatises of the Sakya philosophical tradition.