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10:00am Ushnisha Vijaya Long Life Initiation (In-Person only)
April 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am PDT
Bestowed by H.E. Abhaya Vajra Rinpoche
Date: Sunday, April 30
Time: 10:00 am PT
Suggested donation: $40 Monastery Members, $60 Public
We are honored to have H.E. Sakya Khöndung Abhaya Vajra Rinpoche bestow the Ushnisha Vijaya (Namgyalma) Long Life Initiation at Sakya Monastery!
Registration is required – please register here:
In-Person COVID Protocol:
1. If you have any symptoms such as nasal congestion, scratchy throat, headache or other cold symptoms, kindly refrain from entering the Monastery.
2. All visitors must be masked with an approved surgical, KF-94, KN-95 or N-95 mask (best protection), covering the mouth and nose at all times, regardless of test results. This is best practice to protect yourself and others. The Sakya Monastery provides these at the main entrance.
3. Full vaccination is not required, however it is highly recommended.
Ushnisha Vijaya, known in Tibetan as “Tsuktor Namgyalma” – or simply “Namgyalma” for short – was projected as an illumination from the cranial protuberance (tsuktor) of the Buddha to bring complete victory (namgyal) over all spiritual and temporal obstacles for Dharma-practitioners; particularly, obstacles to health, long-life, future lives and enlightenment. Along with Amitayus and White Tara, she is one of the three long-life deities of Tibetan Buddhism and a mainstay of Sakya Lhakhang Chenmo in Tibet, where the monks recite her mantra before starting their daily studies and prayers. It is not only the first time that the complete initiation of the nine-deity practice is being bestowed at Sakya Monastery in Seattle, it is also the first time that H.E. Abhaya Vajra Rinpoche has granted an initiation here in person.