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H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya's June 2010 Travels
H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya will be leading dedication of merit prayers for those affected by the Jyekundo (Tibet) earthquake and giving initiations in Minnesota and New York between June 4th and June 15th. The schedule is below.
June 4 – Arrive in Minnesota
June 5 – Morning: Children’s blessing
June 5 – Afternoon: Manjushri Initiation followed by Chenrezi prayers and Dedication of Merit (Kunrik/Monlam) prayers
June 6 – Morning: Continuation of Chenrezi prayers and Dedication of Merit (Kunrik/Monlam) prayers
June 6 – Afternoon: Long Life Initiation
June 7 – Morning: Consecration of new center
June 7 – Afternoon: Individual audiences with H.H. J.D. Sakya
June 8 – Individual audiences with H.H. J.D. Sakya
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New York Schedule
June 9 – Arrive at JFK airport in New York
June 11 – Chenrezi Initiation and Dedication of Merit (Monlam) prayers
June 12 - Vajrakilaya (Phorpha) Wang/Initiation
June 13 – Dedication of Merit (Kunrik/Monlam) prayers
June 15 – Return to Seattle
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H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya leads Vajrapani Fire Puja
On the morning of Sunday February 7, before H.H.J.D. Sakya arrived at the site of the fire puja on Whidbey Island, three monks of Sakya Monastery began the necessary preparations. Tulku Yeshi, Khenpo Jampa, and Lama Migmar setup the beautiful Tibetan tent and then made a sand mandala.
Later that morning, H.H.J.D. Sakya, Dhungsey Sadu Vajra Sakya, and H.E. Dagmo Kusho Sakya arrived as did members of the Sakya Monastery Board of Advisors and other Monastery members.
They recited the fire puja text beginning with the self-generation section. Then they ate lunch and rested until 1pm. Afterwards, the recitations continued. Also, members and attendees who needed blessings for their health offered barley, rice, etc into the fire.
While there was rain in the morning, by the start of the fire puja the rain had stopped. It was one of many auspicious signs. The shape of the fire was very auspicious and looked much like Vajrapani. When holy lamas offer pujas then beneficial things happen. Blessings and great benefits for all are the results.
This was the first time this puja had been offered in the Pacific Northwest. It was a good blessing for the entire area.
HH Dagchen Rinpoche's Biography has been published
After five years of anticipation, His Holiness Jigdal Dagchen Sakya's biography is completed! The biography covers Dagchen Rinpoche's entire life from birth until the present, with more emphasis on his life and training in Tibet than on his life here in America.
Special thanks to the Venerable Tulku Yeshi Gyatso who put in all the time and effort to thoroughly research, edit, and write this precious gSung sNams (lama’s life story). Tulku Yeshi feels that it was his "very good fortune" to have the opportunity in this life to write H.H. Dagchen Rinpoche's biography. The four volume biography is written in Tibetan and will be made available in January 2009. Grants are being pursued for the translation into English.
The biography was constructed from a series of interviews with Dagchen Rinpoche, Sakya family members, and students, and from a two volume autobiography, A Rainbow Creation, previously compiled by Dagchen Rinpoche in 1987.
The biography begins with a condensed version of the first thousand years of the Sakya lineage and then moves on to document Dagchen Rinpoche's experiences with his lamas: his father, H.H. Trichen Ngawang Thutop Wangchuk, H.E. Dzongsar Khyentse Jamyang Chokyi Lodro Rinpoche, and H.E. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. There is extensive documentation of his bestowal of the Lamdre teachings which he has given five times in his life and his life in exile in India and America. Also included is Dagchen Rinpoche's vision of re-building the Sakya Thubten Trulpe Lha Kang Chenmo, a Sutrayana monastery, in India. These are just a few of the highlights that we can look forward to!
Photos from H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya's recent trip to New York City
Long Life Empowerment for Tibetan
Community in New York
Sakya Monks make Mandala offering
before HH Dagchen Rinpoche's Dharma lecture
(Photos by Tulku Yeshi Gyatso)