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1:30pm The Gateway to Refuge
September 8, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm PDT
By Jamyang Gyatso Sakyapa
Sunday, September 8, 2019
Location: Sakya Monastery Cultural Hall
Suggestion Donation: $15 Members, $20 Non-Members
Taking refuge is the gateway to all Buddhist vows and practices, being the first step taken on the path to enlightenment. In this comprehensive teaching, we will discuss the essential aspects of taking refuge in the Three Jewels and what it all means according to the Sakya tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. In the process, we will learn, among other things, about the various motivations for taking refuge, explore the refuge precepts and commitments, and learn how to take refuge according to both Sutra and Tantra modes of practice. Students new to the Dharma, as well as more advanced practitioners, are encouraged to attend.
Reverend Jamyang Gyatso Sakyapa is an ordained lay minister in the Sakya Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. He has studied and practiced the Dharma for more than twenty years under the guidance of his root teacher, His Holiness Jigdal Dagchen Dorje Chang. He is a Magna cum Laude graduate of the University of Washington, where he specialized in Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies and Library Science. Reverend Jamyang formerly served as the Library Director for Sakya Monastery, a position he held for many years. He lives in West Hollywood, CA and is currently training in Buddhist Chaplaincy at Upaya Zen Center of Santa Fe, NM.