Date: FRI-SUN / 24-26 SEPTEMBER
Time: Saturday & Sunday 10.00 - 12.00 & 14.00 - 16.00
Sakya Thegchen Ling, Den Haag, NL
Available translations: NL
In the course of the third turning of the Wheel of Dharma, Buddha Shakyamuni gave many teachings on Tara, all of these, including the Twenty-one Praises to Tara, became very popular in India. They were brought to Tibet in the eighth century and over the next few centuries Tara became one of the most popular and powerful deities of Tibetan Buddhism. The twenty-one emanations of Tara, the mother of all the Buddhas, manifest swiftly to protect sentient beings from all fears, pacify evils, disease and misfortune, increase longevity, wealth and merit, overpower the deluded perception, and destroy the enemies of five poisons, one’s disturbing emotions.
Many masters recommend the practice of the 21 Tara in this time of pandemic.
KhenpoTashi Sangpo Ampia was born in 1973 in Sakya, Tibet, where he also received his first training and education.
At the age of 10, he entered the main Sakya Monastery, Thubten Lhakhang Chenmo, and took up the novice-monk ordination. He studied at the monastery until 1994, when he escaped from Tibet to India. He found refuge in Dehra Dun, home to the Sakya Monastery in exile and His Holiness Sakya Trizin. He enrolled to the Sakya College, a Monastic University where he studied and deepened his understanding of various aspects of the Buddhist practice and philosophy. He completed his studies in the year 2000, and was awarded ‘Kachu-pa’ and ‘Loppön’ degrees.
In May 2000, he moved to Switzerland to take care of the Thupten Changchup Ling centre in Arosio as its resident monk. He has been in charge of the temple, and has lead daily rituals and meditation sessions.
In 2008, he returned to India to take the Bikshu vows, i.e. the vows of a fully ordained monk.
Before his passing, Khenchen Sherab Gyaltsen Amipa chose Khenpo Tashi Sangpo as his heir and left him in charge of his European centres.
On 3 July 2016, His Holiness the Sakya Trizin conferred upon Lama Tashi Sangpo at the European centre Sakya Tsechen Ling in Kuttolsheim/Strassburg the titile of Khenpo (abbot) as a sign of appreciation for his committed guidance and support in taking care of the Sakya Centres founded by Khenchen Sherab Gyaltsen Amipa.