by H.E. Dagmo Kusho Sakya
Translator: Dagmo Chimey Sakya
Date: Thursday, April 26
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Shrine Room
Suggested contribution: Members $25, Non-Members $35
Prerequisite: One must not eat any meat, eggs, garlic, or consume alcohol on the day of the initiation. One must also be celibate on that day.
As the embodiment of the Great Wisdom Mother, Green Tara is the Savior of all beings. Meditation on Green Tara is believed to be very effective in releasing beings from distressing circumstances both great and small.
Her Eminence Dagyum Kusho Sakya, also known as H.E. Dagmo Kusho, was born in Kham, Eastern Tibet. As the niece of one of the most highly realized Sakya Masters of the twentieth century, H.E. Dezhung Rinpoche III, her training in Buddhist practice began at an early age. She has received extensive teachings and empowerments from many great lamas of all four schools of Tibetan Buddhism throughout her lifetime. Dagyum Kusho was married to H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya Dorje Chang of the Khön lineage, a Head Lama of the Sakya order of Tibetan Buddhism. She is currently the Acting Head Lama of the Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism in Seattle, WA. Dagyum Kusho specializes in Tara empowerments, practices, and teachings, and has many students throughout the world.