Refuge Ceremony

Offered by H.E. Dagmo Kusho Sakya
Sunday, April 22
Time: 11:15 am
Location: Shrine Room

Taking refuge is the first step on the Buddhist path to enlightenment. Refuge is a formal ceremony during which a person officially becomes a Buddhist and receives a Dharma name.  Be sure to bring on the day of the Refuge Ceremony the following items:

Flowers, incense, candles and/or a monetary offering for the Shrine and monetary offerings for the Lama and 2-3 attendants.  In addition, please bring two Katags (one will be left on the altar and one will be offered to the Lama and then returned to you).  Katags can be purchased at the Monastery.

Please contact the Sakya Monastery Office for more information or to sign-up.

Following the Reguge ceremony, there will be a potluck held in the Cultural Hall:

Join us Sunday April 22 at 12pm for  a  community  potluck  at Sakya  Monastery,  as  we  welcome  new  sangha  members  who  have just taken Refuge. It’s a time to sit back and relax, take  part  in  great  conversations,  reconnect  with  old  friends, and make a few new ones over a delicious meal. This is also an opportunity for those who have just taken Refuge to be welcomed into the community. Family, friends, and loved ones are welcome to join in the fun. Please bring a potluck dish to share. 

Her Eminence Dagyum Kusho Sakya, also known as H.E. Dagmo Kusho, was born in Kham, Eastern Tibet. As the niece of one of the most highly realized Sakya Masters of the twentieth century, H.E. Dezhung Rinpoche III, her training in Buddhist practice began at an early age. She has received extensive teachings and empowerments from many great lamas of all four schools of Tibetan Buddhism throughout her lifetime. Dagyum Kusho is the widow of H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya Dorje Chang of the Khön lineage, a Head Lama of the Sakya order of Tibetan Buddhism. She is currently the Acting Head Lama of the Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism in Seattle, WA. Dagyum Kusho specializes in Tara empowerments, practices, and teachings, and has many students throughout the world.


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