His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin Ratna Vajra Rinpoche in Arosio


Visit of
HIS HOLINESS THE 42nd SAKYA TRIZIN RATNA VAJRA RINPOCHE
in Arosio from 11 – 13 July 2017 introduction to Vajrayana
and Hevajra empowerment


Enthronement ceremony of His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin

The 42nd Sakya Trizin was enthroned at the Sakya Monastery Magon Thubten Namgyal Ling, Puruwala, Himachal Pradesh, India, on 9 March 2017. 

More information is available HERE.
Click HERE to see the enthronement photos on the official FB page. 

Next event with ven. Khenpo Tashi Sangpo Amipa

9 - 11 June: SAGA DAWA* AND CONFESSION TO 35 BUDDHAS
SAGA DAWA* - Tara Night: from 8 pm till midnight Tara ritual, 16 Arhats ritual and other prayers. Saturday, 10 and Sunday 11 June: Confession to 35 Buddhas: Sutra of the three Heaps (homage, confession, and dedication) is a Mahayana text used to purify downfalls and transgressions of the Vinaya and Bodhisattva vows, helping us to eliminate all obstacles to our practice of Dharma. The main holy object used for this practice are the 35 Buddhas of Confession.
Schedule: Friday: 20.00 - midnight / Saturday and Sunday: 10.00 - 12.00 / 13.30 - 15.30

Weekly Activities, May 2017

TUE, 2.5. Tuesday Study and Meditation with Mike
19.15   VIDEO: TEACHING ON THE ESSENCE OF MEDITATION by Dudjom Rinpoche
Dudjum Rinpoche, one of the great Buddhist masters of the Nyigma tradition, was one of the first teachers who taught Tibetan Buddhism in the West. We will watch a short video of his teachings with concise but very profound instructions for meditation, followed by guided group meditations.   
20.30   Meditation on Buddha Avalokiteshvara with Khenpo Tashi

WED, 3.5. Introduction to Vajrayana (part 4) with Mike
19.30 - 20.00   Meditation (basic meditational techniques in theory and practice)         
20.00 - 20.45   Introduction to Vajrayana

TUE, 9.5. Tuesday Meditation with Mike
19.15   SAMATHA, CALM ABIDING: we will use a special meditative technique that allows us to cultivate stable concentration, which is the foundation for all other types of meditation.
20.30   Meditation on Buddha Avalokiteshvara with Khenpo Tashi

WED, 10.5. Introduction to Vajrayana (part 5) with Mike
19.30 - 20.00   Meditation (basic meditational techniques in theory and practice)         
20.00 - 20.45   Introduction to Vajrayana

TUE, 16.5. Tuesday Study with Mike  
19.15   “INTRODUCTION TO VAJRAYANA – PREPARATION FOR THE HEVAJRA INITIATION, part 1.
We will discuss important topics that one has to familiarize with before taking any major initiations, e.g. Hevajra initiation that will be conferred by H. H. 42nd Sakya Trizin at our centre in July.  
We will continue to investigate the topics we started learning during our Wednesday Introduction to Vajrayana course.  
20.30   Meditation on Buddha Avalokiteshvara with Khenpo Tashi

TUE, 23.5. Tuesday Study with Mike  
19.15   “INTRODUCTION TO VAJRAYANA – PREPARATION FOR THE HEVAJRA INITIATION, part 2.
We will discuss important topics that one has to familiarize with before taking any major initiations, e.g. Hevajra initiation that will be conferred by H. H. 42nd Sakya Trizin at our centre in July.  
We will continue to investigate the topics we started learning during our Wednesday Introduction to Vajrayana course.  
20.30   Meditation on Buddha Avalokiteshvara with Khenpo Tashi

TUE, 30.5. Tuesday Study and Meditation with Khenpo Tashi
19.15 - 19.30   “LUNG” of MAITREYA’S UTTARATANTRA offered by Khenpo Tashi, part 6 (conclusion).
“Lung” is a reading transmission of a test, which allows for an uninterrupted lineage of transmission of a particular text, and carries all the blessings of the lineage. “Lung” allows us to understand the deeper meaning of the text.
19.30 - 20.45 Short explanation of the SUR RITUAL “The vegetarian SUR offering that pervades all pure realms” (Naga day)
NB: Those of you who have already received the text (in 2007), please bring your copy.

HOMAGE TO THE GURU

On 14 April 2014 at 11:04 our belowed Guru left his body, however we are constantly surprised by his relentless capacity to continue to transmit the pure Holy Dharma.

His journey was accompanied with prayers and practices performed at his home in Rikon, where his precious presence has been felt strongly day and night.


In accordance with Tibetan tradition, many auspicious prayers and rituals were performed for our Guru for at Rikon, his centers and many different monasteries for  seven consecutive weeks. 
 
Khenchen Lama Sherab dedicated his whole being to the practice of Dharma and was awarded the highest level of recognition from the Sakya monastic university. In the 60', he was chosen by His Holiness Dalai Lama to offer support to the first Tibetan refugee settlement in exile in Switzerland. However, his mission did not end there; he founded various Dharma centres throughout Europe and shared his profound spiritual experience of great loving kindness and wisdom with his followers.

He was a role model Dharma practitioner, a living example of profound faith that transcends the impermanence of phenomenal world. He taught us that it is the role of the disciples to give rebirth to the Masters through our sincere devotion and practice in accordance with the instructions we have received.

He offered all he had and clearly showed us the Path to follow. If we follow his instructions, there is absolutely no doubt we shall reach the state, where the feeling of sorrow and separation from what we think we had lost vanishes completely.

He did not leave us behind; he only temporarily changed his teaching method. He is with us every time we perform a virtuous deed and we are putting into practice his teachings every time our face radiates with a smile filled with love, and we are getting more and more familiar with the Dharma every time we make the right decision.

A disciple in harmony with oneself is never alone.