Saga Dawa 3 Day Teaching
Aspiration to Generate Bodhicitta, Utterly Pure and Supreme by Dza Patrul Rinpoche.
Since its founding Danakosha Ling has celebrated Saga Dawa, the anniversary of Shakyamuni Buddha’s three vital events – Birth, Enlightenment, and Parinirvana through offering and practice. We rejoice in previous year’s offerings, freeing animal lives, and meditational practice. This year we will be emphasizing teaching to connect with the essential practice of Shakyamuni Buddha through a three day long teaching.
Dza Patrul Rinpoche’s aspiration contains all the paths to enlightenment, emphasizing the practice of Atiyoga. In this teaching, the Buddha’s teachings are distilled into its essential components. These teachings are very good for those who do not have the time or energy to learn the vast scholarship of Buddhist teaching and philosophy. Everything is contained in these essential statements.
Excellent path, which brings about buddhahood in but a single lifetime,
With skillful methods to benefit oneself and others at one and the same time,
And the view of a single reality in which saṃsāra and nirvāṇa are inseparable—
May I embark upon this unique path of the vajra vehicle!
Hosts of vajra holders, who cultivate the approach of this path,
Taking as partners those who bring about blissful emptiness,
As a way for co-emergent wisdom to be introduced—
May this unique path be enjoyed in the realm of the ḍākinīs!
— Dza Patrul Rinpoche