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7:30pm Tsuktor Barwa Initiation
July 17, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
Bestowed By H.E. Khöndung Avikrita Vajra Rinpoche
Date: Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Time 7:30 pm
Pre-requisite: Refuge; vegetarian for the day (at least before the initiation)
Commitment (samaya): aspiring bodhicitta
Suggested donation: $55 Members and $75 Non-Members
Registration recommended: https://conta.cc/30fkKs1
The practice of Tsuktor Barwa (in Sanskrit, Ushnishajvala) was taught by the Buddha in the Manjushri Root Tantra as an exceptionally powerful method for practitioners to clear obstacles, sickness, stress and negativity; and to promote well-being, success and positive qualities.
Avikrita Rinpoche will bestow the full initiation from the lineage of the ancient Indian master Abhayakara Gupta.
His Eminence Khöndung Avikrita Vajra Sakya, the Head Lama of the Sakya Phuntsok Phodrang and Head Lama of Sakya Monastery, was born in Seattle on May 26, 1993, the elder son of H.E. Khöndung Zaya Vajra and Dagmo Lhanze Youden. At the age of six, he began his training in India to follow in the footsteps of his noble Khön forebears. Since that time, he has received an uninterrupted stream of transmissions and teachings from his grandfather His Holiness Jigdal Dagchen Sakya (1929-2016), including the Lamdre Tsogshay, from his paternal grand-uncle His Holiness the Sakya Trichen including the Lamdre Lobshe, and from many high Lamas of the Sakya tradition.
Having mastered the intricate rituals of the Sakya lineage, completed meditation retreats, and presided as Vajra Master of the annual Vajrakilaya ceremony in Ghoom, Darjeeling, H.E. Avikrita Sakya enrolled in 2010 at Dzongsar Institute of Higher Buddhist Philosophy and Research. There he is successfully building on his extensive learning in the BuddhaDharma with a program of study and dialectics to gain proficiency in the classic treatises of the Sakya philosophical tradition. Since 2016 H.E. Avikrita Rinpoche has been an instructor on many levels and currently is a teacher now of the Madhyamaka philosophy classes in Dzongsar. In addition, H.E. Avikrita Rinpoche is the founder of the International Marici Fellowship, and the Bhadracarya Foundation with its Annual Festival in Lumbini, Nepal. For more than a decade, H.E. Avikrita Sakya has been sharing his rich Dharma teachings with warmth, clarity and wisdom around the world.