Date: Tuesday, December 26th
Time: 7:30 pm PT
Sakya Pandita’s memorial is held on the 14th day of the 11th lunar month of the Tibetan calendar. He was the fourth of the Five Founding Fathers of Sakya. He knew Sanskrit as a child without being taught. As a teenager, he recalled the teachings of the Abhidharmakosha from a previous lifetime. Sakya Pandita was known as a formidable philosophical debater and writer. He authored more than 100 texts and was also a prolific translator from Sanskrit. Sakya Pandita is not only a renowned Sakya master but his glorious wisdom is also revered by all sects of Tibetan Buddhism.
From H.E. Dagmo Kusho:
The practice of Green Tara is very important because she is the mother of all Buddhas, Bodhisattvas and all sentient being. She is also the representation of one’s own mother. Through her loving kindness and compassion she is accessible to all practitioners, just as one’s own mother is always there for her children. In Tibetan Buddhism there are many deities, all with their own characteristics and powers: wealth, long life, healing and so on. Each deity fulfills all the different needs of all the different sentient beings.Tara is the mother of all beings and fulfills all wishes. She is known for her swiftness in fulfilling wishes. Through the non-dual aspect of method and wisdom she represents loving kindness to all beings. When you practice Tara, she is known for her swiftness. She will come to your aid without any bias or delay. She fulfills all wishes of the practitioner.
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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.
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