KHÖNDUNG GYANA VAJRA SAKYA RINPOCHE
Today, Rinpoche bestowed the Vajrakilaya Wangchen at the Vajrayana Sakya Manjushri Center in Taiwan.
Rinpoche began his teaching programme in Taiwan with the initiation of Yang Chen Ma, or Saraswati, consort of Manjushri and goddess of poetry, music and wisdom. She is one of the 21 Taras.
In a short teaching preceding the initiation, Rinpoche stressed the importance of right motivation in receiving initiations, and in spiritual practice in general.
With an excellent translation, graciously provided by Phula Rinpoche, the assembly gathered at the Vajrayana Sakya Manjushri Center to receive Rinpoche's teaching included HE Thartse Rinpoche, high lamas and students from Taiwan, mainland China, Hong Kong, Malaysia and the USA
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Arrival in Taiwan
Rinpoche arrived in Taiwan with his entourage early this afternoon. This is the first stop on his Phurdup tour of Asia.
There to greet him were HE Thartse Rinpoche and Phula Rinpoche, along with a fervent group of devotees who extended him an elaborate traditional welcome.
Rinpoche joins His Holiness the Sakya Trichen Rinpoche and Her Eminence Gyalyum Chenmo in Minneapolis in a brief visit before returning to India.
At the request of Tsechen Association NY and NJ, Rinpoche presided over a Tara puja in the morning for the longevity of our teachers. In the afternoon Rinpoche bestowed the White Tara Long-life initiation to over 1500 faithful at the Phuntsok Deshe Tibetan Community Hall in Woodside, New York.
Today, Khöndung Gyana Vajra Rinpoche bestowed the Mahakala empowerment at the Sakya Monastery in Seattle.
Among the assembly receiving the precious empowerment was Her Eminence Dagmo Kushok Sakya.
Invited by the Ewam Choden Tibetan Buddhist Centre, Rinpoche bestowed the Vajrakilaya Torma and Vajrapani Bhutadamara empowerments to an assembly of devotees.
13th - 14th April
On 12th April, Rinpoche arrived in Minneapolis. The following day, at the request of Thupten Dhargye Ling, Rinpoche led the Tara and Mahakala pujas. On the 14th, Rinpoche bestowed a Long-Life empowerment and imparted general instructions to the public at the Minnesota Tibetan Community Hall.
6th - 7th April
Tsechen Kunchab Ling, Walden, NY
Rinpoche began his Dharma Tour with the 2-Day Vajrakilaya Empowerment at Tsechen Kunchab Ling.
Rinpoche gave some precious advice on the importance of spiritual practice in our lives. Click here to receive these essential instructions.
Rinpoche arrives in New York
First stop on his international Dharma Tour