Date: Sunday, April 30, 2023
Time: 10:00 am PT
Led by: H.E. Abhaya Vajra Rinpoche
Ushnishavijaya, known in Tibetan as “Tsuktor Namgyalma” – or simply “Namgyalma” for short – was projected as an illumination from the cranial protuberance (tsuktor) of the Buddha to bring complete victory (namgyal) over all spiritual and temporal obstacles for Dharma-practitioners; particularly, obstacles to health, long-life, future lives and enlightenment. Along with Amitayus and White Tara, she is one of the three long-life deities of Tibetan Buddhism and a mainstay of Sakya Lhakhang Chenmo in Tibet, where the monks recite her mantra before starting their daily studies and prayers. It is not only the first time that the complete initiation of the nine-deity practice is being bestowed at Sakya Monastery in Seattle, it is also the first time that H.E. Abhaya Vajra Rinpoche has granted an initiation here in person.
Registration is required – Please register here:
$40 for members, $60 for non-members
Vegetarian diet for the morning of the Initiation.
In-Person COVID Protocol:
1. If you have any symptoms such as nasal congestion, scratchy throat, headache or other cold symptoms, kindly refrain from entering the Monastery.
2. All visitors must be masked with an approved surgical, KF-94, KN-95 or N-95 mask (best protection), covering the mouth and nose at all times, regardless of test results. This is best practice to protect yourself and others. The Sakya Monastery provides these at the main entrance.
3. Full vaccination is not required, however it is highly recommended.