By H.E. Dagmo Kusho Sakya
Date: Sunday, May 12, 2019
Time: 11:15 am
Location: Sakya Monastery Shrine Room
Free, donations accepted.
Live Stream available at http://dagmokusho.sakya.org
The Significance of Monlam: The term Monlam means the path of aspiration and is a form of prayer. Here, it refers to the tradition of Monlam Chenmo, the great prayer gathering. The communal prayers, offered with strong faith and devotion, help to overcome obstacles to peace and generate conducive conditions for everyone to live in harmony.
This year, Sakya Monastery and the Sakya Monlam Committee are hosting the 3rd Annual North American Sakya World Peace Monlam. Dagmola gives us insight about the history and significance of this important annual prayer festival.
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 is the wife of 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, Washingon. Dagyum Kusho specializes in Tara empowerments, practices, and teachings, and has many students throughout the world.