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Teachings on Rain of Clarity and Initiation of Namgyalma

  • Dechen LA 1240 Franklin St, Apt 7 Santa Monica, Los Angeles USA (map)

!0.30am - 12.30pm Teachings on Rain of Clarity

The book is a condensed guide to the entire Buddhist path based on the key Buddhist teachings of the Sakya school.  It is described by His Holiness Sakya Trizin as “a gateway into Buddhist spiritual thought”.

“Through this Buddhist teaching the student receives a full blueprint of entering the path, keeping the vows, maintaining motivation, leading a better and more virtuous life, and finally a way to liberation.”

2.30pm - 4.30pm Initiation of Namgyalma*

This initiation bestows the authority to meditate on Namgyalma (Ushnishavijaya in Sanskrit), one of the three main Buddhist deities of longevity, along with White Tara and Amitayus. Revering and meditating on Namgyalma grants both mundane and transcendental siddhis. The most important of her mundane accomplishments is preserving and strengthening life energy, the granting of long life. Her profound siddhi is the swift accomplishment of transcendental wisdom. 

*In order to receive this initiation one must be and Buddhist and have taken refuge.  Lama Jampa Thaye may bestow refuge by arrangement – please contact the centre for information.