Saturday, August 18: Empowerment is from 5-8pm, and registrants can meditate quietly in the room from 2 to 4pm while His Holiness prepares.
Sunday, August 19: Empowerment is from 2-8pm, and registrants can meditate quietly in the room from 10 am to noon while His Holiness prepares.
You must attend both days to receive the empowerment.
Location: Nordic Museum, 2655 NW Market St, Seattle, WA
Suggested Donation: $500 Sponsors*, $300 Non-Members, $200 Sakya Monastery Members
*Sponsors will have priority seating, a complimentary lunch with His Holiness the Sakya Trichen Rinpoche (with a group photo), and an opportunity to participate in a mandala offering.
Please register at: https://www.sakya.org/2018/06/chakrasamvara-empowerment/
The Chakrasamvara empowerment, of the Ghantapada tradition, has five deities within the mandala. To emphasize the importance of this particular practice, His Holiness the Sakya Trichen commented:
“Unlike other mandala such as Hevajra or Kalachakra, the Chakrasamvara mandala is still fully manifested and active in the twenty-four holy places in India. For this reason, Chakrasamvara and his consort, Vajrayogini, are considered one of the most effective deities of our time.”
The prerequisite for taking this empowerment is Refuge. There are no commitments. This empowerment fulfils the prerequisite for a Vajrayogini empowerment by a Sakya Lama.