Initiation: Manjushri Arapatsana

Initiation: Manjushri Arapatsana

Bestowed by HE Gyana Vajra Rinpoche

Discover Manjushri’s mandala, the Buddha of Wisdom. His meditation is one the most cherished by Tibetan Masters, because it enhances intelligence and speeds up our progress towards enlightenment. His Eminence Gyana Vajra, one of the upholders of the Sakya Lineage, will impart this initiation on Sunday 25th August at the Centro Internacional de Estudios Budistas (Pedreguer, Alicante).

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The initiation

Initiation is a central element of Mantrayana Buddhism. Through it, the master introduces us into the pure reality of a buddha and awakens our potential to develop their enlightened qualities.

After receiving the initiation, we’ll be empowered to develop the meditation (sadhana) of its particular buddha. Through its practice, which includes recitations, mantras and visualization, we’ll actualize his enlightened qualities and swiftly progress towards enlightenment.


Manjushri is the buddha that represents the primordial wisdom of all enlightened beings. The book he holds symbolizes knowledge, while the sword he yields represents the wisdom that in one stroke, cuts through all the obscurations of ignorance.

The benefits of Manjushri’s meditation and the recitation of his mantra include:

improved memory
enhanced intelligence
facilitated realization of non-duality
increased eloquence

For these reasons, this initiation is one of the favorites of the Sakya masters and one of the first they recommend to their students.


HE Gyana Vajra Rinpoche: Younger son of HH Gongma Trichen Rinpoche and brother of HH the 42nd Sakya Trizin. He’s a high-level Sakya Lineage holder and both a learned and an accomplished master renowned for his wisdom and compassion.

Lama Rinchen Gyaltsen – Resident teacher at CIDEB. He received the title of tantric master from HH Gongma Trichen and since then he has guided several traditional Mantrayana retreats and translated these teachings from Tibetan into English and Spanish.

This is a free and public event because we wish to give everyone the opportunity to meet HE Gyana Vajra.

The requisite for taking this initiation is to have taken refuge. Therefore, this event is for Buddhists who wish to:

  • be initiated into Manjushri’s mandala
  • practice Manjushri’s meditation in retreat in the future
  • create a karmic link with His Eminence and receive his blessing

Sunday 25th August

• 10:00-12:00 Mañyushri Arrapatsana initiation by HE Gyana Vajra Rinpoche
• 16:00-18:00 Explanation of the Manjusri sadhana by Lama Rinchen Gyaltsen

Both activities will be held in the Buddha Temple, the main hall of the Centro Internacional de Estudios Budistas (Pedreguer, España).

The participation in this initation is free.

We also recommend following the Buddhist custom of offering a donation to the master at the end of the initiation. This donation is voluntary and may include the members of the ordained sangha.

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His Eminence will also bestow Vajrapani’s initiation on Saturday 24th August. Check all the information by following this link.