The Four Awakening Activities

Bestowed by H.E. Sakya Khondung Avikrita Rinpoche
Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism
Saturday and Sunday, February 10-11, 2018

HEAvikrita Rinpoche with hat

In Vajrayana Buddhism, practitioners use a diversity of skillful methods to accomplish what are known as the “four awakening activities”. These activities are not the ordinary actions of karma but the extraordinary expressions of the Buddha’s wisdom and compassion that bring ultimate benefit to the world.

In February 2018, we are pleased to announce that our Head Lama, H.E. Avikrita Rinpoche, will bestow four very special initiations and teachings related to the four awakening activities of pacifying, enriching, magnetizing, and eliminating. Avikrita Rinpoche will bestow the initiations with in-depth explanations about the meaning of the four awakening activities and how we can integrate the practices into our daily lives.

Attendee and Sponsorship Pricing:

   All Sessions:  Members: $180, Nonmembers: $250
   Single Session:  Members: $55, Nonmembers: $75
   Available Sponsorships:  Full event: $1,000 (Gift: 4 thangkas), Single Session: $300 (Gift: 1 thangka)

There are several ways you can register:

   1. Online, via Paypal at  www.sakya.org/1056-awakening-registration
   2. By phone, with the Sakya Monastery Office at 206-789-2573. Please have your credit card number ready.
   3. By personal check on a US bank, to be mailed to the Monastery
   4. In person at the Monastery.

Most of the attendees will be seated on the floor. Please let us know if you require a chair.

In addition to your registration, you are welcome to sponsor The Four Awakening Activities event to keep ticket costs accessible to all. In gratitude for your support, you will receive preferred seating, the opportunity to make the mandala offering for an initiation, and a gift listed above.

Please phone or email the office at 206-789-2573 or monastery@sakya.org if you have any questions.


  DAY ONE

Session 1 - The Bodhisattva Vow
Saturday, February 10, 10am-12pm – Opening Ceremony
A Bodhisattva is one who has gone for refuge in the Mahayana tradition and avows to cross the ten levels to reach the stage of a Buddha by carrying out the four awakening activities for the benefit of all sentient beings. The foundation for achieving that goal is to formally take the Bodhisattva vow. In this beautiful traditional ceremony, Avikrita Vajra Rinpoche will confer the vow and explain its profound significance according to the classic teachings of the Sakya Masters.
Prerequisites: For those who have received the refuge vow.
Commitment: To keep the Bodhisattva vow.
Traditional offerings of flowers, incense, etc., may be offered by 9:30 am for the monks to arrange on the shrine before the ceremony begins.

Session 2 - The Initiation of Parnashavari
Saturday, February 10, 2pm-3pm – Pacifying
The aim of the awakening activity of pacifying is to cure the illnesses and clear the negative energy of afflictive emotions and environmental disturbances that can hinder Dharma practice. Of the many pacifying practices that the Buddha taught, the foremost healing method is the practice of the leaf-clad goddess of the wilderness, Parnashavari.
Avikrita Vajra Rinpoche will be bestow the initiation that includes a powerful healing ritual and will also give the transmission for the traditional Sakya healing practices based on Parnashavari.
Prerequisites: For those who have received the refuge vow and have aspiring bodhicitta; only vegetarian foods may be consumed prior to the initiation.
Commitment: To cultivate bodhicitta.

Session 3 -  The Initiation of Vasudhara
Saturday, February 10, 4pm-5pm – Enriching
The aim of the awakening activity of enriching is to increase the merits, lifespan and resources needed to develop Dharma practice. Of the many enriching practices that the Buddha taught, the foremost enriching method is the practice of the golden goddess who dispels all deprivation, Vasudhara.
Avikrita Vajra Rinpoche will bestow the uncommon initiation that includes a transmission for making the traditional water-offering practice for abundance and will also give the transmission for classic Sakya practices based on Vasudhara.
Prerequisites: For those who have received the refuge vow and have aspiring bodhicitta.
Commitment: To cultivate bodhicitta.


  DAY TWO

Meditation: An Ocean of Compassion
Sunday February 11, 10am-12pm – Chenrezi
As usual on most Sundays at Sakya Monastery, the Chenrezi practice known as An Ocean of Compassion will be held, presided over by Rinpoche.

Session 4 - The Initiation of Kurukulle
Sunday, February 11, 2pm-3pm – Magnetizing
The aim of the awakening activity of magnetizing is to draw influence and all positive qualities that support Dharma practice into our lives. Of the many magnetizing practices that the Buddha taught, the foremost magnetizing method is the practice of the alluring goddess who enchants the whole world, Kurukulle.
Rinpoche will bestow the initiation of the uncommon White Kurukulle and will also give the transmission for classic Sakya practices based on Kurukulle.
Prerequisites: For those who have received the refuge vow and have aspiring bodhicitta; only vegetarian foods may be consumed prior to the initiation.
Commitment: To cultivate bodhicitta.

Session 5- The Initiation of Black Tara
Sunday, February 11, 4pm-5pm – Eliminating
The aim of the awakening activity of eliminating is to fully overcome all the obstacles to Dharma practice. Of the many eliminating practices the Buddha taught, the foremost eliminating method is the practice of the wrathful goddess who defeats all dark forces, Black Tara.
Rinpoche will bestow the initiation as well as the transmission for classic Sakya practices based on Black Tara.
Prerequisites: For those who have received the refuge vow and have aspiring bodhicitta; only vegetarian foods may be consumed prior to the initiation.
Commitment: To cultivate bodhicitta.

Closing: The Long-Life Mandala Offering
Sunday, February 11, 5pm-5.30pm – Closing Ceremony
In gratitude for receiving The Four Awakening Activities, a traditional mandala offering service will be held with prayers for the long life of Rinpoche and the Khön Lineage.


His Eminence Khöndung Avikrita Vajra Sakya, the Head Lama of the Sakya Phuntsok Phodrang, was born in Seattle on May 26, 1993, the elder son of H.E. Khöndung Zaya Vajra and Dagmo Lhanze Youden.  At the age of six, he began his training in India to follow in the footsteps of his noble Khon forebears.  Since that time, he has received an uninterrupted stream of transmissions and teachings from his grandfather His Holiness Jigdal Dagchen Sakya (1929-2016), including the Lamdre Tsogshay, from His Holiness Sakya Trizin including the Lamdre Lobshe, and from many high Lamas of the Sakya tradition.

Having mastered the intricate rituals of the Sakya lineage, completed meditation retreats, and presided as Vajra Master of the annual Vajrakilaya ceremony in Ghoom, Darjeeling, H.E. Avikrita Sakya enrolled in 2010 at Dzongsar Institute of Higher Buddhist Philosophy and Research.  There he is successfully building on his extensive learning in the BuddhaDharma with a program of study and dialectics to gain proficiency in the classic treatises of the Sakya philosophical tradition.  As well, since 2016, he has assumed the role of revision teacher (teaching assistant) at Dzongsar Institute.

For more than eight years, H.E. Avikrita Sakya has been sharing his rich Dharma teachings with warmth, clarity and wisdom around the world.

 

活動簡介:

在金剛乘佛法中,修行者使用各種方便法門來成就大家所知的「四種證悟事業」。這些事業並非尋常業行,而是佛陀智慧與慈悲的非凡顯現,能給世間帶來究竟利益。我們欣然宣佈,2018年2月,相應於息、增、懷、誅四種證悟事業,薩迦寺法主無變金剛仁波切將賜予四壇非常殊勝的灌頂及開示。除灌頂之外,仁波切還將深入解釋四種證悟事業的意義,並指導大家如何將這些修行融入日常生活。

註冊方式:

1. Paypal付款,網址 www.sakya.org/1056-awakening-registration
2. 撥打薩迦寺辦公室電話+1 206-789-2573,並請準備好您的信用卡號碼等信息。
3. 郵寄美國境內銀行個人支票至薩迦寺。
4. 前來寺廟報名。

票價:
全部6場:會員180美元,非會員250美元
單個灌頂:會員55美元,非會員75美元
特別贊助:整場活動:1000美元(將獲贈4張唐卡);個別灌頂:300美元(將獲贈1張唐卡)

默認席地而坐,若您需要椅子,請告知我們。
為讓盡可能多的法友有機會參與,若您為此次活動提供慷慨贊助,我們將為您安排前排座位、供曼達及贈予上述禮物。

若您有任何問題,請撥打電話+1 206-789-2573 或郵件聯繫我們 monastery@sakya.org

日程安排:

第一天:

1.  菩薩戒
2月10日,星期六,上午10:00—12:00,開幕禮

菩薩是皈依大乘佛法傳承,並承諾為了利益一切有情眾生而行持四種證悟事業,從而歷經十地、臻得佛果的人。達成這個目標的基礎是正式受持菩薩戒。在這個美妙的傳統儀式中,仁波切會授予菩薩戒,並根據薩迦祖師的經典教法解釋其深奧的重要意義。

受法條件:已受皈依戒。
承諾:持守菩薩戒。
在儀式開始之前可以將一些傳統花、香供養交給僧人以莊嚴佛堂。

2.  葉衣佛母灌頂
2月10日,星期六,下午2:00—3:00,息法

息業旨在治癒疾病,及清除會給佛法修行帶來障礙的煩惱情緒和環境干擾的負面能量。在佛陀教導的多種息滅之法中,最具療癒力的法門就是身披葉衣的荒野天女——葉衣佛母(Parṇashavarī)修法。仁波切將給予灌頂和力量強大的療癒儀軌,以及薩迦派的葉衣佛母傳統療癒修法口傳。

受法條件:受過皈依戒且生起願菩提心者;灌頂前必須食素。
承諾:發菩提心。

3.  財源天母灌頂
2月10日,星期六,下午4:00—5:00,增法

增業旨在增長佛法修行所需的福德、壽命與資糧。在佛陀教導的多種增益之法中,首要的增長法門就是遣除一切貧匱的金色天女——財源天母(Vasudharā)修法。仁波切將賜予不共灌頂、傳統豐財供水修法的口傳,以及薩迦派的財源天母傳統修法口傳。
受法條件:受過皈依戒且生起願菩提心者。

承諾:發菩提心。

第二天:

    - 慈悲之海

2月11日,星期日,上午10:00—12:00,觀自在菩薩


仁波切將主持薩迦寺的周日例行修法,即名為《慈悲之海》的觀自在菩薩修法。


4.  作明佛母灌頂
2月11日,星期日,下午2:00—3:00,懷法

懷業旨在將護持佛法修行的一切影響力與功德攝入我們的生命。在佛陀教導的多種懷愛之法中,最具懷攝力的法門就是讓全世間著迷的誘惑天女——作明佛母(Kurukulle)修法。仁波切將賜予不共白作明佛母灌頂,以及薩迦派的作明佛母傳統修法口傳。

受法條件:受過皈依戒且生起願菩提心者;灌頂前必須食素。
承諾:發菩提心。

5.  黑度母灌頂
2月11日,星期日,下午4:00—5:00,誅法

誅業旨在完全戰勝修行佛法的所有障礙。在佛陀教導的多種伏誅之法中,最具誅滅力的法門就是降伏所有黑暗力量的忿怒天女——黑度母(Black Tārā)修法。仁波切將給予灌頂,以及薩迦派的黑度母傳統修法口傳。
受法條件:受過皈依戒且生起願菩提心者;灌頂前必須食素。
承諾:發菩提心。

6.   長壽曼達供養
2月11日,星期日,下午5:00—5:30,圓滿禮

為感謝傳授四事業法之大恩,受法弟子將獻上傳統曼達供養並念誦仁波切及昆氏傳承的長壽祈請文。


薩迦法王子無變金剛仁波切簡介:

尊貴的薩迦法王子無變金剛仁波切,於1993年5月26日(藏歷2120年水雞年4月初5)在西雅圖出生於吉祥薩迦昆氏家族圓滿宮。年僅六歲時,仁波切便追隨尊貴的昆氏家族祖輩足跡,前往印度開始學修訓練。從那時起,仁波切便開始從他的祖父薩迦吉達達欽法王、偉大的第41任薩迦崔津法王,以及薩迦法系的許多高階上師處領受無間斷的教法傳承。

在掌握了薩迦傳承的複雜儀軌、圓滿修持閉關、以及在大吉嶺的年度普巴金剛大法會上擔任金剛上師之後,2010年,仁波切進入宗薩高等佛教哲學研究學院(簡稱宗薩佛學院)學習。在那裡,他通過一系列的聞法與辯經獲得對薩迦法理傳承之經典論著的精通,從而成功奠定了其佛法之博學的基礎。從2016年開始,在學修之余,仁波切亦開始承擔宗薩佛學院復講師的職責。

近年來,仁波切開始以無與倫比的溫暖、明晰與智慧在世界各地分享其淵博的法教。

 

 

 

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