THE SAKYA TRADITION
Delivering the Precious Sakya Teachings Accurately and Entirely in Your Native Languages
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
Yours in Dharma,
The Sakya Tradition Team