Vajrasanapada the Elder was a great scholar and adept of Buddhist tantric practice in early medieval India. From him originate many practices relied upon in Tibetan Buddhism in general and the Sakya tradition in particular. Of his numerous initiations and instructions, six were so highly regarded for their profundity and efficacy that they were maintained as a rare set of practices by the early Sakya Forefathers. For the first time ever, His Eminence Sakya Khöndung Avikrita Vajra Rinpoche, Head Lama of Sakya Monastery, will bestow the entire set of initiations and teachings at the Monastery in Seattle.
A practitioner may attend one, some or all of the initiations as desired, but only those who attend all six initiations may attend the special transmission at the end and receive the full practice texts. The cost of the entire series of initiations and the Special Practice Transmission and instructions is $300 for non-members and $220 for members.
If attending individual initiations, the fee per initiation for non-members is $40 and $30 for members. Children 12 and under* may attend for half the adult cost.
To register, please visit sakya.org/specialevents/981-Six-Dharmas
*Due to space constraints, please take restless children outside for a break when needed.
Thank you for your consideration.
Session 1 – Preliminary Teaching
(H.E. Khöndung Abhaya Vajra Rinpoche)
Saturday, February 18, 2017, 10:30 am
Session 2 – Initiation of Marici
(with transmission for a protective practice)
Saturday, February 18, 2017, 2 pm
Session 3 – Initiation of Blue Acala
Saturday, February 18, 2017, 4 pm
Session 4 – Initiation of the Long Life Buddha
at the Bodhi Tree
Sunday, February 19, 2017, 10:30 am
Session 5 – Initiation of Buddhalcana
Sunday, February 19, 2017, 2 pm
Session 6 – Initiation of the Three and a Half
Sunday, February 19, 2017, 4 pm
Session 7 – Initiation of the Buddha
Establishing the Three Vows
Monday, February 20, 2017, 10:30 am
(with optional nyen-nay vows bestowed by
H.E. Dagyum Kusho Sakya and Prayer of
Samantabhadra beginning at 9:30 am)
Session 8 – Special Practice Transmission and
Monday, February 20, 2017, 2 pm
Session 9 – Long Life Mandala Offering (led by
H.E. Khöndung Abhaya Vajra Rinpoche)
Monday, February 20, 2017, 4 pm