Through the meditation on Chenrezi (Avalokiteshvara), one develops loving kindness, compassion, and bodhicitta. Buddha taught that “love” is the wish for all beings to experience happiness, that “compassion” is the aspiration that they be free from all suffering, and that “bodhicitta” is the mind dedicated to attaining enlightenment for the benefit for all beings.
His Eminence Khöndung Avikrita Sakya Rinpoche will bestow the Chenrezi initiation at Sakya Monastery on Sunday, February 26, 2017. To register, visit http://conta.cc/2htGZEk
His Eminence Khöndung Avikrita Vajra Sakya Rinpoche is the Head Lama of Sakya Phuntsok Phodrang, including Sakya Monastery in Seattle, WA. His Eminence was born into the illustrious Sakya Phuntsok Phodrang in Seattle on May 26, 1993 (Tibetan Calendar: April 5th, water bird year 2120), and is the elder son of H.E. Khöndung Zaya Vajra Rinpoche and Dagmo Lhanze Youden. In 1999, at the age of six, he began his training in India to follow in the footsteps of his noble Khön forebears. Since that time, he has received an uninterrupted stream of transmissions and teachings, including the Lamdre Tsogshay, from his late grandfather, H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya Dorje Changas well as H.H. the great 41st Sakya Trizin and many high Lamas of the Sakya tradition.
He enrolled at Dzongsar Institute of Higher Buddhist Philosophy and Research in 2010, where he mastered the intricate rituals of the Sakya lineage, completed meditation retreats and presided as Vajra Master of the annual Vajrakilaya ceremony in Darjeeling. He continues to successfully build on his extensive learning in the Buddha-Dharma with a program of study and dialectics to gain proficiency in the classic treatises of the Sakya philosophical tradition.