His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin
Date: Tuesday and Wednesday, May 1 and 2, 2018
May 1: Empowerment is from 5-8pm, and registrants can meditate quietly in the room from 2 to 4pm while His Holiness prepares.
May 2: Empowerment is from 2-8pm, and registrants can meditate quietly in the room from 10 am to noon while His Holiness prepares.
Location: Lynnwood Convention Center, 3711 196th St SW, Lynnwood, WA
Sponsors (Priority Reserved Seating): $350
Sakya Monastery members: $140
Ordained Sangha: Complimentary (please register)
Registration Required: http://conta.cc/2Cn9U61
The Kalachakra tantra belongs to the Supreme Yoga set of tantras and thus contains the most subtle instructions on the achievement of Buddhahood. This particular initiation of Kalachakra to be bestowed by His Holiness belongs to the Vajramala collection of the great master Abhayakaragupta.
The initiation of Kalachakra was first bestowed by Shakyamuni Buddha, manifesting in the deity’s form, upon King Suchandra at the stupa of Dhanyakataka in India. Subsequently the King took the tradition with him to his mystic kingdom of Shambhala, where it was preserved by a line of bodhisattva kings. It was brought back to India in the medieval period by the siddha Chilupa.
By receiving this initiation, one establishes the imprint of future rebirth in Shambhala at the time of King Rudra Kulika, whose reign will bring about the renewal of the golden age.
This two-day teaching is appropriate for followers of all four schools of Tibetan Buddhism. To receive the initiation, it is necessary to have taken refuge. Note that although there is no practice commitment, one has to make the commitment to maintain the three vows, i.e., the vows of individual liberation, bodhisattva and vidyadhara. Thus for Dharma practitioners, this initiation is a wonderful way of obtaining or renewing these extremely important vows through the blessing of His Holiness and Kalachakra. It is necessary to attend both days of the initiation.
His Holiness the 42nd Kyabgon Gongma Trizin, Ratna Vajra Rinpoche (the 42nd Sakya Trizin), is the eldest son of His Holiness Sakya Trichen (the 41st Sakya Trizin). He is considered one of the most highly qualified lineage masters of Tibetan Buddhism, renowned for his erudition and the clarity of his teachings. On March 9, 2017, the 42nd Sakya Trizin accepted the mantle of leadership from his esteemed father and root guru. As the new throne holder of the lineage, he will continue to guide and inspire Dharma students from all over the world with his wisdom, genuine qualities of unaffected simplicity, humility and complete honesty, by presenting the Buddha’s teachings in the most authentic way, while maintaining the purest of Buddhist traditions.