By Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche Date: Sunday, December 9, 2018 Time: 1:30 – 3:30 pm Location: Shrine Room Suggested contribution: $30 Public, $20 Members Prerequisite: None All ordinary beings must go through death, the bardo, and rebirth. But most of us have no idea or education about these three steps. In this teaching we will study and visualize the three levels with the three Buddha bodies which are visualized together during these experiences: death – dharmakaya; the bardo – samboghakaya; birth – nirmanakaya. If you can understand and visualize these three processes along with the three kayas, then you have the chance to be liberated when you are dying, in the bardo, or before rebirth.
By H.E. Dagmo Kusho Sakya Sunday, November 4 Time: 11:15 – 11:45 am Location: Shrine Room All are welcome Lecture topic: Trip to Vajrakilaya Puja in Darjeeling Dagmola will discuss her trip to Darjeeling, India, where she attended an annual Vajrakilaya Puja led by His Eminence Asanga Vajra Rinpoche at Ghoom Monastery. Vajrakilaya is the yidam deity who embodies the enlightened activity of all the buddhas and whose practice is famous for being powerful for blessings, protection and removing obstacles.
Bestowed by H.E. Dagmo Kusho Translator: Rigdzin Tingkhye Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018 Time: 10:00 am Location: Shrine Room Suggested contribution: $35 Non-Members, $25 Members, $15 Children 12 & Under Prerequisites: One must not eat any meat, eggs, garlic, or consume alcohol on the day of the initiation. One must also be celibate for that day. White Tara, Cintamani Cakra, is a refuge for all sentient beings and can guide everyone to the island of blissful liberation. She is well known as the Giver of Life. The practice of White Tara brings long life, subdues illness, evil spirits, and negative karma, and clears away mental obscurations and obstacles in one’s life.
By H.E. Dagmo Kusho Translator: Rigdzin Tingkhye Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018 Time: 1:00 pm Location: Shrine Room Suggested contribution: $35 Non-Members, $25 Members, $15 Children 12 & Under Sincere practitioners who have received the White Tara initiation are invited to hear H.E. Dagmo Kusho teach the White Tara sadhana and can go through the meditation practice with her.
Led by Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche Date: Friday & Saturday, October 12-13, 2018 Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, with a lunch break between 12:00 - 1:30 pm Location: Sakya Monastery Shrine Room If someone wants to become a Buddha or a Bodhisattva, one needs to accumulate merit and purify defilements. A very meritorious practice of Guru Rinpoche is a Bumtsok, which is a 100,000 Tsok offerings to Guru Rinpoche. It is fine to join the first day, the second day, or both. If you cannot come, it is considered very meritorious to donate food or money for a tsok offering for this event. Candles and flowers are acceptable as well.
Please join Amy Alcaraz and Teresa Lamb for this first HOSTA gathering Monday, Oct 15, 2018, 7:00pm at Sakya Monastery in the Cultural Hall The end of life for the animals we care about can feel deeply overwhelming for everyone involved. To help during this time the Marici Fellowship’s HOSTA program is being formed. The goal of HOSTA is to create a network of sangha members who have gone through, are currently going through, who would like to be prepared for this process with their own pets, and those who are interested in helping others.