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.