Venerable Khenpo Kalsang Gyaltsen is delighted to announce that in March, 2015 H.H. the Sakya Trizin will bestow the Hevajra Cause empowerment; the profound collection of initiations known as the Thirteen Golden Dharmas; and will give a long life initiation and advice to the Tibetan and Himalayan People at Tsechen Kunchab Ling.
The Thirteen Golden Dharmas are a very special and powerful cycle of initiations that have been the special treasure of the highest Sakya lineage holders for over a thousand years. The initiations in the cycle bless the body, voice and mind to achieve both the excellent accomplishment of enlightenment, and the ordinary accomplishments of success, wealth, power, and overcoming of obstacles and diseases.
The thirteen initiations comprising the current cycle originated in ancient India and came from different sources to Sachen Kunga Nyingpo, the first of the five founders of the Sakya Order during the twelfth century. They were initially so precious that only gold was a suitable offering to receive them, hence they became known as the Thirteen Golden Dharmas. They were originally given only to the closest disciples of the Sakya lineage holders, and thus were said not to go outside the fence of the Sakya Monastery.
Hevajra is the embodiment of the highest realization of wisdom and compassion. Through the practice of Hevajra, countless meditators have attained great realization. His Holiness the Sakya Trizin’s Khon family in particular have been the masters and lineage holders of this practice since the 11th century. The empowerment is given over the course of two days. Participation during both days is required.
Three Vajrayoginis – main aim is the accomplishment of the excellent attainment of Buddhahood, which indirectly bring the ordinary attainments.
Vajrayogini from the Naro Tradition
Vajrayogini from the Indra Tradition
Vajrayogini from the Maitri Tradition
Three great red ones (Marpo Kor Sum)- main aim is the common attainments, which indirectly lead toward the excellent attainments
Kurukulle – spiritual power
Ganapati – magnetizes wealth and power
Takiraja -magnetizes primarily power
Three small red ones (Marchung Kor Sum) – main aim is the common attainments, which indirectly lead toward the excellent attainments
Kurukulle (another lineage of Kurukulli)
Red Vasudhara – wealth and power
Tinuma – wealth and power. Externally, this deity appears as Pravati, the consort of Shiva, but inwardly she is Dorje Pagmo, and secretly, she is Tinmua
Four additional empowerments – main aim to accomplish the common attainments, which indirectly lead to Buddhahood.
Senghananda – Lion’s roar – purifies naga diseases in a peaceful way.
Shabala Garuda – purifies naga diseases in a wrathful way. The garuda frightens nagas.
Black Manjushri – purifies contaminations and impurities such as contagious diseases (like Ebola), and obstacles caused by disturbing nature and natural spirits by cutting trees, dirtying pure springs, digging up mountains, disturbing nature. It also purifies contaminations caused by eating the wrong food, going to impure places, wearing contaminated clothes, and the like.Singhamuka
His Holiness will bestow a special long life blessing in the Tibetan language and advice to Tibetan and Himalayan people. No charge. All are welcome. Bring a picnic lunch or purchase lunch from the temple kitchen. Car parking charge: $10.