HE Gyana Vajra Rinpoche
Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 August
It is an immense honor to announce that His Eminence Khöndung Gyana Vajra Rinpoche will visit Casa Virupa on Saturday, August 14th, and Sunday the 15th. Moreover, he will bestow the initiation of Manjushri, the Buddha of wisdom, ONLINE via ZOOM.
The initiation of Manjushri will be in-person and ONLINE, the rest of the activities can only be followed in person.
Initiation of Manjushri | Saturday 14, 11.30am
Manjushri, “the sweetly beautiful” is one of the “three bodhisattvas”, together with Chenrezig (Buddha of compassion) and Chagna Dorje (Buddha of power).
In Tibet, people pray to him every morning: he is believed, with his blazing sword, to push away the demons of ignorance and bring in the light. It is also said that those practitioners with outstanding erudition are an incarnation of Manjushri, which is why, in the Khön lineage, where the Sakya family comes from, there are numerous masters considered to be emanations of Manjushri —amongst them, the current Sakya Trichen.
Manjushri is the lord of wisdom and he inspires and bestows eloquence to those who want to go deeper into the path of the Buddha. He is the protector of scholars and students, and he paves the way towards wisdom, giving memory and strength of understanding to all those who invoke him. An ideal practice for those who are initiating themselves on the path and for those who, already experienced, want to cultivate and preserve their wisdom.
This activity can be followed live online and there will be translation into Chinese, Spanish, French and Italian.
11:30 am GMT + 2 (Barcelona, Paris, Berlin)
5:30 am EDT (New York)
5:30 pm GMT + 8 (Taipei, Hong Kong, Singapore)
Changa Dorje Bhutadamara Initiation | Sunday 14th, 5.30pm
Chagna Dorje or Vajrapani ("the one who holds the vajra") is another of the transcendental bodhisattvas and represents the enlightened power of all Buddhas. Vajrapani Bhutadamara is a special aspect of the Vajrapani Deity.
The vajra is a very common and profound element and symbol in Tibetan Buddhism. It refers to the nature of the Buddha, common to all men, which cannot be damaged or modified by any force, and which has the power to end the thoughts that cloud reality. Thus, Vajrapani, "the one who carries the vajra", is the one who guarantees the realization of the enlightened mind.
Power is understood, then, as the ability to remove obstacles, external and internal, that get in the way of spiritual practice.
It is a fundamental practice for anyone who wants to delve deep into the vajrayana path, as the obstacles can be very fierce for those who have committed to the dharma. Therefore, in the Sakya tradition, it is strongly recommended that the serious practitioner make the retreat of this deity, before engaging in other higher tantras, due to its extraordinary power to pacify obstacles.
Initiation of the Torma of Vajrakilaya | Sunday 15, 11.30am
Initiation of the Vajrakilaya torma, a practice sustained by the Khon Lineage (to which His Eminence belongs) since the time of Guru Rinpoche.
Puja by Chagna Dorje | Sunday 15, 5.30pm
To conclude the weekend, HE Gyana Vajra Rinpoche has agreed to do a puja of Chagna Dorje and Protectors with the community. All participants are welcome to be part of the event.
ONLINE Registration - Manjushri Initiation
About the economic contribution for this activity
Currently Casa Virupa is in the process of consolidation. We are a very young center with few resources, as we do not have sponsors and no one receives a salary in our organization. For this reason, we ask that the possibility of making a donation for this activity be considered.
We consider that the minimum contribution for this online event is € 15 to help us defray the expenses of what a whole weekend with this magnitude implies. Any contribution greater than € 15 will help us in the development of our activities.
We greatly appreciate your cooperation and understanding.
If you have decided to support us financially, choose whether to make the option by bank transfer or via Paypal, choosing the amount you consider appropriate. Thank you very much for your help!