Bestowed by H.E. Gyana Vajra Rinpoche Thursday, April 25, 2019 6:00 pm Check-in and preparation for welcoming ceremony 7:00 pm Mahakala Initiation begins Suggested Donation: $55 Members, $75 Non-Members Registration is strongly encouraged: https://conta.cc/2uGH6E9 This initiation is open to all Buddha Dharma practitioners who have taken Refuge. Sakya Monastery is pleased to announce that His Eminence Gyana Vajra Rinpoche will bestow the Mahakala initiation. Mahakala is one of the most revered Tibetan protector deities. His purpose is to protect the Dharma and to help in overcoming negative obstacles on one’s path to enlightenment.
Monday, April 29, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Guru Puja 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm Guru Puja Note: There will be tea breaks at 10:30 am and 2:30 pm. Lunch, tea and snacks will be sponsored by Her Eminence Dagmo Kusho Sakya. Join us in honoring His Holiness Jigdal Dagchen Dorje Chang with two sessions of Guru Puja in Tibetan. Please come to this important memorial of His Holiness Jigdal Dagchen Dorje Chang's parinirvana. You are welcome to bring tsok, flowers, incense or monetary offerings. You are also welcome to make offerings to the Buddha, the lamas doing prayers and in memory of H.H. Dagchen Rinpoche.
By H.E. Dagmo Kusho Sakya Date: Sunday, March 3, 2019 Time: 11:15am PST (6:15 pm GMT) Location: Sakya Monastery Shrine Room Free, donations accepted. Live Stream available at http://dagmokusho.sakya.org Prayers of the Three Long Life Deities is a text that we recite each Sunday at the end of Chenrezi. This book includes short prayers for the three long life deities: Amitayus, Usnisavijaya, and White Tara. Her Eminence Dagmo Kusho Sakya will tell us more about the prayers in this book, and their significance for our own lives.
By Rigdzin Tingkhye Date: Sunday, March 10, 2019 Time: 6:30pm Location: Sakya Monastery Shrine Room Suggested Donation: $15 Members, $20 Non-Members The very fabric of Tibetan Buddhism was tested when His Holiness Dalai Lama fled into exile in 1959, followed by tens thousands of Tibetans. Everything we believed and knew was shaken to its core: love, compassion, forgiveness, and the laws of karma, all were on the brink of falling apart. His Holiness Dalai Lama never give up his vow to guide us. He reminds us that life is full of opportunity to practice Dharma in the fullest engagement.
By Lama Kelsang Date: Sunday, March 24, 2019 Time: 1:30 pm Location: Sakya Monastery Shrine Room Suggested Donation: $20 Members, $30 Non-Members A shrine is a place that holds the symbols of enlightened body speech and mind. A home shrine creates a sacred space for you to focus your spiritual practice. By making offerings, we purify our obscurations and generate positive merit, which moves us further along the path to enlightenment.
Teaching by Khenpo Choying Dorjee Dates and Times: April 19, 7:00-9:00pm, April 20, 10am to Noon, 1:30-3:30pm Location: Sakya Monastery Shrine Room Suggested Donation:$20 Members, $30 Non-Members (per session)(For all three sessions: $50 Members, $80 Non-Members) The Precious Garland of Advice for the King (Sanskrit: Rajaparikatha-ratnamala) was written by Nagarjuna and belongs in his collection of advice texts. In his Precious Garland he clarifies the Buddha's wisdom of emptiness teaching based on the Perfection of Wisdom Sutras as well as extensively describing the Bodhisattva's deeds of compassion and skillful methods. It also includes an explanation of the Bodhisattva's stages of the paths for higher rebirth and complete enlightenment.
Led by Tsering Dolkar Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019 Time: 3:00-6:00pm Location: Sakya Monastery Kitchen & Cultural Hall Class Size Limit: 15 Class fee (to cover cost of ingredients): $35 To register: https://conta.cc/2E9CyLX or contact the office (firstname.lastname@example.org) Registration required by Friday, May 3, so we can buy ingredients! Learn how to make fried pockets…
Discussion Led by Jeff Schoening Date: Wednesdays, April 10 & 24, May 8 Time: 7:00pm Location: Sakya Monastery Cultural Hall Suggested Donation: per class: $15 Members, $20 Non-Members Or, $35 Members/50 Non-Members for the series Registration link: https://conta.cc/2IaiVY8 In 1265, Chögyal Phakpa composed a verse summary on the main points and practice of the Buddha’s Dharma…
Led by Lama Kelsang Mondays: March 18, 25 Tuesdays: April 2, 9, 16, 23 Time: 7:00pm Location: Sakya Monastery Shrine Room Registration is limited to 6 students. Those 13 years old and older are welcomed to register and attend. Please register: https://conta.cc/2TNke0K Suggested donation: $80 for the series, Members $100 for the series, Non-Members For…
Led by Ven. Lekshay Sangpo Date: Mondays, April 1, 8, 15, 2019 Time: 7:00 pm Location: Sakya Monastery Shrine Room Suggested Donation per class: $20 Members, $30 Non-Members, or $50/80 for the series Shamatha (calm abiding) and Vipassana (insight) are ancient types of meditation from India. Each type has its own uses and benefits. The first 2 classes will be learning/practicing Shamatha. Then the 3rd class will teach Vipassana. A daily meditation practice of any type is a very beneficial life-long activity. This class is for both beginners and current practitioners. It is never too soon to learn meditation, but it can sometimes be too late!