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 Dakpa Wöser

19- 21 May: CLEAR DIFFERENTIATION OF THE THREE CODES” AND CLARIFYING THE SAGES INTENT
These are two masterpieces written by Sakya Pandita (1182-1251). The first text explains and discusses how to correctly observe the three great codes of conduct or the three sets of vows - Pratimoksha, Bodhisattva e Vajrayana. The second text gives an overview of the entire path to Enlightenment.  
Schedule: Friday: 20.30 - 22.00 / Saturday and Sunday: 10.00 - 12.00 / 13.30 - 15.30

Weekly Activities, April 2017

TUE, 4.4. Tuesday Study with Mike
19.15  MAITREYA’S UTTARATANTRA, part 7:
This important text focuses on the Buddha nature, the enlightened essence of all beings. This text is of essential importance for those who wish to understand the Vajrayana and Mahamudra teachings.
20.15   Meditation on Buddha Avalokiteshvara with Khenpo Tashi

TUE, 11.4. Tuesday Mediation with Mike
19.15 - 20.45   Introduction to MINDFULNESS MEDITATION in accordance with a Terma (Skt.: “spiritual teasure”) of Padmasambhava, part 2: How can we purify our perceptions, thoughts and emotions with mindfulness?

WED, 12.4. Introduction to Vajrayana (5 meetings) with Mike
19.30 - 20.00   Meditation (basic meditational techniques in theory and practice)         
20.00 - 20.45   Introduction to Vajrayana

FRI, 14.4. Ven. Khenchen Sherab’s Anniversary (1931 - 2014)
Our center will be closed, but you are all invited to join us in our prayers, Guruyoga and other practices thinking of our great past master (weekend teachings in April will also be dedicated to Khenchen Sherab).

TUE, 18.4. Tuesday Study with Mike
19.15 - 20.45   MAITREYA’S UTTARATANTRA, part 8: 
This important text focuses on the Buddha nature, the enlightened essence of all beings. This text is of essential importance for those who wish to understand the Vajrayana and Mahamudra teachings.

WED, 19.4. Introduction to Vajrayana (5 meetings) with Mike
19.30 - 20.00   Meditation (basic meditational techniques in theory and practice)         
20.00 - 20.45   Introduction to Vajrayana

TUE, 25.4. Tuesday Meditation with Khenpo Tashi
19.15 - 19.45   “LUNG” of MAITREYA’S UTTARATANTRA offered by Khenpo Tashi, part 5.
“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.
19.45 - 20.45   Mahakala Ritual (Mahakala day)

WED, 26.4. Introduction to Vajrayana (5 meetings) with Mike
19.30 - 20.00   Meditation (basic meditational techniques in theory and practice)20.00 - 20.45   Introduction to Vajrayana

SAT, 29.4. His Holiness Jigdal Dagchen’s Anniversary (1929 - 2016)
Our center will be closed, but you are all invited to join us in our prayers, Guruyoga and other practices thinking of this great past master (weekend teachings in April will also be dedicated H. H. Jigdal Dagchen.

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.