Led by Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche Date: Friday & Saturday, October 12-13, 2018 Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, with a lunch break between 12:00 - 1:30 pm Location: Sakya Monastery Shrine Room If someone wants to become a Buddha or a Bodhisattva, one needs to accumulate merit and purify defilements. A very meritorious practice of Guru Rinpoche is a Bumtsok, which is a 100,000 Tsok offerings to Guru Rinpoche. It is fine to join the first day, the second day, or both. If you cannot come, it is considered very meritorious to donate food or money for a tsok offering for this event. Candles and flowers are acceptable as well.
Please join Amy Alcaraz and Teresa Lamb for this first HOSTA gathering Monday, Oct 15, 2018, 7:00pm at Sakya Monastery in the Cultural Hall The end of life for the animals we care about can feel deeply overwhelming for everyone involved. To help during this time the Marici Fellowship’s HOSTA program is being formed. The goal of HOSTA is to create a network of sangha members who have gone through, are currently going through, who would like to be prepared for this process with their own pets, and those who are interested in helping others.
Date: Sunday, October 21, 2018 Time: 1:30 - 3:00 pm Location: Sakya Monastery Shrine Room Suggested Donation: $20 Members, $30 Non-Members What would it be like to approach death with compassion in place of fear? Venerable Thubten Chodron shares how cultivating compassion day to day makes our lives meaningful, which in turn helps us to approach our own and others' deaths with a clear mind and open heart.
Dates: Saturday and Sunday, August 18 and 19, 2018 You must attend both days to receive the empowerment Location: Nordic Museum, 2655 NW Market St, Seattle, WA “Unlike other mandala such as Hevajra or Kalachakra, the Chakrasamvara mandala is still fully manifested and active in the twenty-four holy places in India. For this reason, Chakrasamvara and his consort, Vajrayogini, are considered one of the most effective deities of our time.”
2018: The Beautiful Ornament of the Three Visions Dates: August 1-7, 2018 Location: Sakya Monastery Shrine Room The Beautiful Ornament of the Three Visions, taught in preparation for the Vajrayana path, is the meditation manual for the sutra path according to the Lamdré cycle of teachings. It covers all the practices from going for refuge and bodhicitta up to the cultivation of calm abiding and special insight, culminating in a description of the qualities of enlightenment manifesting with the perfection of these practices.
Saturday, May 26th Time: 1:30 - 7:00 pm Location: Cultural Hall Donations for pizza are welcome March 24 we began a monthly DVD Movie Marathon of the show The Buddha, a 55 episode magnum opus on the life of the Buddha. We will show 6 episodes in one go, serve popcorn, and order pizza as well. The screenings will continue every fourth Saturday in 2018, through November. You don’t want to miss this!
Date: April 30 Time: 3:30 pm Location: Sakya Monastery Shrine Room Led by His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin. Honored guest: Her Eminence Jetsun Kushok Rinpoche joins this prayer service. This is an opportunity to show devotion to our guru by honoring the parinirvana of our esteemed teacher, the founder of Sakya Monastery. The Monastery has chosen the profound Chenrezi practice of loving kindness to celebrate the legacy of H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Dorje Chang and his Dharma activities, including fostering the unbroken stream of the Chenrezi practice in the West. Prayer texts will be available in both Tibetan & English transliteration.
by H.E. Dagmo Kusho Sakya Translator: Dagmo Chimey Sakya Date: Thursday, April 26 Time: 7:00 pm Location: Shrine Room Suggested contribution: Members $25, Non-Members $35 Prerequisite: One must not eat any meat, eggs, garlic, or consume alcohol on the day of the initiation. One must also be celibate on that day. As the embodiment of the Great Wisdom Mother, Green Tara is the Savior of all beings. Meditation on Green Tara is believed to be very effective in releasing beings from distressing circumstances both great and small.
His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin Date: Tuesday and Wednesday, May 1 and 2, 2018 May 1: Empowerment is from 5-8pm May 2: Empowerment is from 2-8pm Location: Lynnwood Convention Center 3711 196th St SW, Lynnwood, WA The Kalachakra tantra belongs to the Supreme Yoga set of tantras and thus contains the most subtle instructions on the achievement of Buddhahood. This particular initiation of Kalachakra to be bestowed by His Holiness belongs to the Vajramala collection of the great master Abhayakaragupta.
Lecturer: Khenpo Jampa Rinpoche Sunday, April 8th Time: 1:30 - 3:30 pm Location: Shrine Room Suggested contribution: $30 Public, $20 Members per talk Prerequisite: None There are many ways to purify our defilements and obscurations, some of which are derived from the Sutras and some from the Tantras. A particularly beautiful practice that originates from the Sutras is making confession to the 35 Buddhas. In Tibetan Buddhist history, many practitioners attained realization by using this short and simple, yet very profound practice. Khenpo Jampa Rinpoche will give the oral transmission, give a teaching, and lead us in practice, if time permits.