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ANNOUNCEMENT

September 18, 2020

Dear Dharma Friends,

Today is His Holiness the Sakya Trichen’s birthday according to the Tibetan calendar. We offer our gratitude for His Holiness's ceaseless activities in benefiting sentient beings, and his dedication in preserving and spreading the sublime Dharma. May His Holiness live long, enjoy perfect health, and turn the wheel of Dharma continuously.

On this auspicious occasion, we are sharing a newly published teaching by His Holiness, entitled Opening the Door to Dharma Part I of II: The Prerequisites including Refuge. In this series of teachings, His Holiness instructs us how to thrive in our Dharma learning and practice. In part one, His Holiness describes the prerequisites for students when receiving Dharma teachings and provides a detailed explanation of going for refuge in the Triple Gem, including a meditation on the mind’s nature as the absolute refuge. 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 ninth month of our Green Tara Worldwide Mantra Accumulation. As of September 13, we have accumulated 1,499,341,211 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:

September 18:  Birthday of His Holiness the Sakya Trichen (Tibetan calendar)

 

September 21:  Anniversary of the 21st Sakya Trichen Dagchen Lodrö Gyaltsen

 

September 24:  Medicine Buddha and Tara Day

 

September 26:  Guru Rinpoche Day  

September 29:  Anniversary of His Holiness Trinly Sakyapa Rinpoche of the Phuntsok Phodrang

 

October 1:  Full Moon Day and Buddha Amitabha Day

 

October 12:  Dakini Day

 

October 15:  Dharma Protector Day

 

October 16:  New Moon Day

 

October 24:  Medicine Buddha and Tara Day

 

October 26:  Guru Rinpoche Day

 

October 30:  Anniversaries of the First Sakya Trichen Khon Konchok Gyalpo, the first Sakya Patriarch Sachen Kunga Nyingpo, the Second Sakya Trichen Bari Lotsawa Rinchen Drak, Lamdre lineage master Gonpo Sonam Chogden, and Ngor Khenchen Kunga Tenpé Lodrö. Birthday of His Eminence Luding Khenchen Rinpoche.

October 31:  Full Moon 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

13 SEPTEMBER 2020: 

1,499,341,211

Teaching Archives

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

More topics and materials will be shared here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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

What's New?

Books

September New Release: 

Opening the Door to Dharma Part I of II:

The Prerequisites including Refuge

 by His Holiness the Sakya Trichen

Check out what's new and new publications.

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).

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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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.

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

Upcoming Dharma Events

Enthronement of the

43rd Sakya Trizin - Postponed

To be advised again

45 Days Teaching in Bodhgaya

November 7,  2020

The 29th Great Sakya Monlam for Universal Peace & Harmony

December 25,  2020- January 3, 2021

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