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ANNOUNCEMENT

Dear Dharma Friends,

Greetings! We wish you and your loved ones well.

 

Recalling His Holiness the Sakya Trichen’s words that—more than 2,500 years ago—“Buddha was the first person to pronounce equal rights” on the basis that all have buddha nature, we can engage in the profound methods of cultivating infinite loving-kindness and compassion during these times.

Nowadays, there is also increased awareness and urgency to protect the environment. What is the connection between Buddhism and environmental preservation? This month, we are delighted to share His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin’s teaching Ecology, Interdependence, and Buddhism. The text is available in both English and Chinese (Simplified and Traditional). Also, the audio is available here.

This teaching—together with His Holiness the Sakya Trichen’s teaching Global Ecology from a Buddhist Perspective, which we translated and published last year—provides key insights for us.

Earlier, we shared on social media a series about accumulating merit, and a teaching on Buddha’s exalted qualities by His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin. If you have not seen them yet, the short videos are available here.

We are now in the sixth month of our Green Tara Worldwide Mantra Accumulation. As of June 22, we have accumulated 1,465,238,598 Green Tara mantras. At no cost to you, we are sponsoring Tara pujas—on behalf of all participants—on the eighth day of each Tibetan month.

Finally, please note upcoming days for your practice: 

June 25:  Gyalphur Drubjor,

a highly auspicious day based on Tibetan astrology, associated with the three red deities Kurukulle, Takkiraja, and Ganapati

June 26: Anniversary of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö

June 28: Medicine Buddha & Tara day (8th day of the Tibetan month), and Anniversary of Ga Anye Dhampa 

June 30:  Guru Rinpoche day (10th day of the Tibetan month)

July 5: Birthday of His Eminence Khöndung Gyana Vajra Rinpoche (western calendar)

July 9: Anniversary of Lama Palden Tsultrim, the guru of Ngorchen Kunga Zangpo

July 11: Anniversaries of Jamyang Khyentse Wangchuk and Mangtö Ludrup Gyatso,  Dharma heirs of Tsarchen Losal Gyatso  

July 15:  Dakini day (25th day of the Tibetan month)

July 24:  Chökhor Düchen, Buddha Shakyamuni’s first turning of the wheel of Dharma

Thank you.

Yours in Dharma,

The Sakya Tradition Team

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As part of our 2020: Year of Noble Aspiration activity, please consider joining our Green Tara worldwide mantra accumulation.

Tara Count as of

22 JUNE 2020: 

1,465,238,598

Teaching Archives

The resource library that archives the teachings from the lineage masters. 

More topics and materials will be shared here. 

A Teaching on Buddha’s Exalted Qualities by His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin

Updated June:

A teaching on Buddha's Exalted Qualities by His Holiness the 42nd  Sakya Trizin

Shakyamuni Buddha & 16 Arhat Puja for Vesak Day 2020

Updated May:

The complete video of the Buddha and 16 Arhat puja presided over by His Holiness the Sakya Trichen & His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin on International Vesak Day.

Dharma Advice; Practice Instructions; and Oral Transmission by H. H. the 42nd Sakya Trizin  

Updated: April

His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin bestowed Dharma advice; practice instructions; and the oral transmission of the refuge prayer, four limitless meditations, and Parṇaśavarī’s praise and mantra.

Audio & Video Teachings

by H.H. the 42nd Sakya Trizin 

Updated: March

How Do We Learn and Practice Dharma by H.H. the 42nd Sakya Trizin

What's New?

Books

May New Release: 

Ecology, Interdependence, and Buddhism

 by His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin Ratna Vajra Rinpoche 

 

Check out what's new and new publications.

International Vesak Day message by His Holiness the Sakya Trichen

Updated May:

The recent International Vesak Day message by His Holiness the Sakya Trichen

Vajrakīlaya Kah-go Blessing

Updated April:

His Holiness the Sakya Trichen bestowed Dharma advice and the Vajrakīlaya kah-go blessing.

Timely Advice from

H.H. the Sakya Trichen

Updated:March

Special instruction and advice in regards to facing and overcoming the current global pandemic, given by His Holiness before the initiation.

2020 Sakya Calendar App

Commissioned by Her Eminence Dagmo Kalden, the calendar app includes information about the activities of the Sakya lineage, Buddhist holy days and anniversaries of Sakya masters, and wisdom quotes from His Holiness the Sakya Trichen and His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin. available for free download via iTunes and Google Play

A Series About Accumulating Merit 

Updated June:

A five part series about Accumulating Merit by His Holiness the 42nd  Sakya Trizin.

International Vesak Day message by His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin

Updated May:

The recent International Vesak Day message by His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin

Parnashavari Initiation & Sakya Nyaldroma Oral Transmission

H.H. the Sakya Trichen

Updated: April

His Holiness the Sakya Trichen bestowed the initiation of Parṇaśavarī, the leaf-clad goddess who protects from diseases; and the oral transmission of Mahasiddha Thangtong Gyalpo’s Prayer that Saved Sakya from Epidemics (Sakya Neydrolma).

Oral Transmission & Advice

by H.H. the Sakya Trichen

Updated: March

 

Oral Transmission of “The Prayer Which Saved Sakya from the Epidemic” and Advice by

H.H. the Sakya Trichen

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Upcoming Dharma Events

Cancellation of 2020 North America Sakya Monlam Due to the Growing Global COVID-19

 

Event to be advised again

His Holiness the Sakya Trichen Tsembupa Avalokiteshvara Empowerments & Teachings in Walden, New York.

Postponed

His Holiness the Sakya Trichen teachings in France

Postponed

The 29th Great Sakya Monlam for Universal Peace & Harmony

December 25,  2020- January 3, 2021

Important Announcement on event postponed due to growing concern of Covid-19 outbreak. 

Event postponed

The 4th North American Sakya Monlam

Postponed

His Holiness the Sakya Trichen

to Bestow Initiation in U.K.

Postponed

Enthronement of the

43rd Sakya Trizin - Postponed

To be advised again

The 2nd Great Eurupean Sakya Monlam - Paris, France

Postponed

45 Days Teaching in Bodhgaya

November 7,  2020

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