By H.E. Khondung Asanga Vajra Sakya
Date: Saturday, December 23, 2017
9:00 am – Noon: 1,000 Offerings to Ushishavijaya Puja
2:00 – 4:00 pm: Teaching and Mandala Offering
4:00 – 5:00 pm: Tibetan Cultural Dance Presentation
Location: Lynnwood Convention Center (3711 196th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036)
Prerequisite: Participants should be vegetarian for the day
Optional: Monetary contributions towards purchasing the offerings are welcome
Suggested contribution: Sakya Monastery Members $55, Non-Members $75, Sponsors $150 *
*Sponsors get special seating as well as a special afternoon meal with the family and the lamas at the convention center.
Advance Payment and Registration is Required:
1. Online via Paypal at http://conta.cc/2eswaFD
2. In person at Sakya Monastery in Seattle.
3. U.S. bank check mailed to the Monastery.
Ushnishavijaya is a Buddha of longevity in Buddhism. She wears an image of Vairocana in her headdress. With Amitayus and White Tara, she constitutes the three Buddhas of long life. She is one of the more well-known Buddhist divinities in Nepal, Tibet, and Mongolia. The thousand offerings are: water, flowers, incense, lamps, scented water, foods and music.
H.E. Asanga Rinpoche is offering this daylong event to perform memorial prayers for H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Dorje Chang, for the long life of H.H. the 41st Sakya Trichen, H.H. the 42nd Sakya Trizin and H.E. Luding Khenchen Rinpoche and for world peace.
His Eminence Khöndung Asanga Vajra Sakya Rinpoche is the son of H.E. Khöndung Ani Vajra Sakya Rinpoche, the second son of the Phuntsok Phodrang family and Dagmo Chimey la. He is also the youngest grandson of the late H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Dorje Chang and therefore a direct descendent of the unbroken Khon lineage which dates back to 1073. His Eminence is also the grandson of H.E. Garje Khamtul Rinpoche, a highly realized and accomplished Nyingmapa master on his mother’s side. His Eminence Khöndung Asanga Vajra Rinpoche was born on May 1st, 1999 in Seattle Washington. In April of 2005 at the age of five, H.E. Asanga Vajra Rinpoche left Seattle to study and train at the Tharlam Monastery in Boudhanath, Nepal. In the ensuing years, H.E. Asanga Vajra Rinpoche received many important teachings including the Lamdre Tsogshey from his late paternal grandfather, H.H. Dagchen Rinpoche and the Lamdre Lobshey teachings from his paternal grand-uncle H.H. the 41st. Sakya Trichen Rinpoche. He has also received many other very important empowerments, teachings and oral instructions from other great masters such as H.H. the 42nd Sakya Trizin, H.E. Chögye Trichen, H.E. Khenchen Appey Rinpoche, H.E. Luding Khenchen Rinpoche, H.E. Jetsun Chimey Luding as well as from his maternal grandfather H.E. Khamtul Rinpoche. Since 2013, H.E. Asanga Rinpoche has been studying and continues to study under the private tutelage of the most Venerable Khenchen Gyatso Rinpoche, the former principal of the Sakya College.