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10:30am Lhasang Smoke Offering Ceremony and Chenrezi Tsa-Sur
September 7, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm PDT
Tsa-sur (pungent aroma ritual) teaching and loong (reading transmission) of “An Ocean of Compassion.”
By H.E. Dagmo Kusho Sakya and Sakya Monastery Ordained
Saturday, September 7, 2019
10:30am to 3:30pm
Earth Sanctuary Tara Meditation Center
2235 Newman Road, Langley, WA 98260
10:30am Lhasang smoke offering to local deities (at the Stupa at Earth Sanctuary)
12:00 pm Potluck Lunch *
1:30pm Chenrezi Tsa-Sur Teaching
* You can drop off your potluck item at Tara Meditation Center prior to Lhasang smoke offering Dana accepted.
Lhasang Ceremony: Practicing the Lhasang smoke offering ceremony to the Three Jewels and local deities regularly and diligently will gather the accumulations, purify the obscurations, improve the environment, protect against natural disasters, and, in particular, will pacify any obstacles and factors that prevent the accomplishment of the Dharma.
Chenrezi Tsa-Sur Talk: One of the regular practices of Sakya Monastery is the meditation on Chenrezi entitled “An Ocean of Compassion,” which is of the Sakya tradition. Chenrezi Tsa-Sur is a unique way of making offerings to the objects of refuge as well as benefiting the recently deceased as they pass through the bardos. It also benefits the local deities, leads formless spirits to the right path, and helps purify karma. H.E Dagmo Kusho has offered to guide us through the tsa-sur ritual in English, with the added blessing of the transmission (rLung, pronounced loong) of “An Ocean of Compassion”, read in Tibetan.
After the Chenrezi Tsa-Sur teaching, Chuck Pettis, owner and creator of Earth Sanctuary (www.earthsanctuary.org), will offer a free tour of the sacred spaces of Earth Sanctuary.
Her Eminence Dagmo Kusho Sakya, also known as Dagmola, is the niece of one of the most highly realized Sakya Masters of the twentieth century, H.E. Dezhung Rinpoche III, and the wife of H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya Dorje Chang of the Phuntsog Phodrang branch of the Khön lineage, a Head Lama of the Sakya order of Tibetan Buddhism. She has received extensive teachings and empowerments from many great lamas of all four schools of Tibetan Buddhism throughout her lifetime. She is currently the Acting Head Lama of the Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism in Seattle, WA. Dagmo Kusho specializes in Tara empowerments, practices, and teachings, and has many students throughout the world.