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November 19, 2020

Dear Dharma Friends,

Today is the birthday of His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin, Ratna Vajra Rinpoche. Please join us in wishing His Holiness a very happy birthday. May His Holiness live long effortlessly in excellent health and continue to turn the wheel of Dharma for the benefit of all sentient beings. May all his noble aspirations be fulfilled. 

 

On this auspicious occasion, we are happy to share with you a teaching given by His Holiness, entitled Embarking on the Tantric Path and Examining One’s Progress. In this teaching, His Holiness provided an overview about Vajrayāna and highlighted the importance of selecting the right guru before embarking the Vajrayāna path. Then in a clear and systematic approach, His Holiness discussed the proper ways in embarking on the Vajrayāna path and the signs to look for in examining our progress. This teaching is beneficial to all.  The teaching text is available in English and Chinese (Simplified and Traditional). You may also listen to the audio here.

The following have also been added to our audio-video library:

We are now in the eleventh month of our Green Tara Worldwide Mantra Accumulation.

As of November 15,  we have accumulated 2,289,481,081 Green Tara mantras. At no cost to you, we are sponsoring Tara pujas at six monasteries and nunneries—on behalf of all participants—on the eighth day of each Tibetan month.

Finally, please note upcoming days for your practice:

 

November 19:  Birthday of His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin Ratna Vajra Rinpoche (Tibetan & Western calendars)

November 22:  Medicine Buddha and Tara Day 

Anniversary of Lamdre lineage master Müchen Sempa Chenpo Könchok Gyaltsen

November 24:  Guru Rinpoche Day 

Anniversary of the 33rd Tibetan king Songtse Gampo

November 30: Full Moon Day and Buddha Amitabha Day

Anniversary of Lamdre lineage master Doringpa Kunpang Chenpo

 

December 5:  Anniversary of the great master Gyalsé Ngulchu Tokmé

 

December 10:  Dakini Day

Anniversary of Je Tsongkhapa, the founder of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism

 

December 13:  Dharma Protector Day

December 14:  New Moon Day

 

December 20:  Nine bad omen period starts at noon on this day

 

December 21:  Nine bad omen period ends at noon on this day

 

December 22:  Medicine Buddha and Tara Day

 

December 24:  Guru Rinpoche Day

Anniversaries of Jamgön Anye Shyap, the 27th throne holder of the Sakya School

 

December 25:  Anniversary of Lobpon Sönam Tsemo,the second Sakya patriarch

 

December 28:  Anniversaries of the fourth Sakya patriarch Sakya Pandita and Drogön Chögyal Phagpa’s brother Yeshe Jungné

 

December 29:  Full Moon Day and Buddha Amitabha Day

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

15 November 2020: 

2,289,481,081

Teaching Archives

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

More topics and materials will be shared here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Four Reliances

Updated October:

 

Audio and Video File  of Four Reliances by

His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin

Buddhism and Mental Illness

Updated August:

 

Buddhism and Mental Illness by His Holiness the Sakya Trichen

Family Challenges and

Dharma Practice

Updated July:

 

Family Challenges & Dharma Practice

by His Holiness the 42nd  Sakya Trizin.

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.

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

What's New?

Books

November New Release: 

Embarking on the Tantric Path and Examining One’s Progress by His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin, Ratna Vajra Rinpoche

Check out what's new and new publications.

Practice Advice:

About Visualization

Updated October:

 

Practice Advice: About Visualization

by His Holiness the Sakya Trichen

Oral Transmission of Mahāsiddha Thangtong Gyalpo’s

Avalokiteśvara Practice

Updated August:

 

Oral Transmission of Mahāsiddha Thangtong Gyalpo’s Avalokiteśvara Practice, known as Far-Reaching Benefit of Beings, Extensive as the Sky: Visualization and Mantra Recitation of the Great Compassionate One by His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin.

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).

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How to Face Death and Illness

Updated November:

 

Audio and Video File  of How to Face Death and Illness by His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin

The Right Way to Practice

Updated September:

 

The Right Way to Practice by His Holiness the Sakya Trichen

Family Challenges and

Dharma Practice

Updated July:

 

Family Challenges & Dharma Practice

by His Holiness the  Sakya Trichen

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.

Upcoming Dharma Events

Enthronement of the

43rd Sakya Trizin - Postponed

To be advised again

45 Days Teaching in Bodhgaya

Postponed

Postponed

The 29th Great Sakya Monlam for Universal Peace & Harmony

December 28, 2020- January 1, 2021

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