Date: Sunday, January 7th
Time: 10:00 am
We will celebrate H.E. Abhaya Rinpoche’s birthday with a Mandala Offering and prayers, including Chenrezi mantras. H.E. Abhaya Rinpoche, Associate Head Lama at Sakya Monastery, is the younger brother of H.E. Avikrita Rinpoche. He was born in Seattle in 1997. At the age of 12, he received Monastic Ordination from H.E. Luding Khenchen Rinpoche (1931-2022). Presently, he is the sole male ordained member of the glorious Sakya Khön Lineage. Currently, he continues his studies of the Buddha Dharma in India. He had received teachings from his noble grandfather, H.H. Dagchen Dorje Chang (1929-2016). His paternal grand uncle, H.E. Sakya Trichen, H.E. Luding Khenchen (1931-2022), and other high Lamas of the Sakya tradition.
Chenrezi is the Bodhisattva or Deity of loving kindness and compassion. The Chenrezi service and meditation is the central spiritual practice at Sakya Monastery. It is very easy to practice and enables you to develop loving kindness and compassion in your life.
Join us in person – In-Person COVID Protocol:
- If you have any symptoms such as nasal congestion, scratchy throat, headache or other cold symptoms, kindly refrain from entering the Monastery.
- 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.
- Full vaccination is not required, however it is highly recommended.