The Sakya Tradition

Our Mission

The pure and unbroken lineage of the Sakya Order has a longstanding history of close to 950 years and is known for its profound teachings. Many of its lineage masters are widely recognized as highly accomplished practitioners, yogis, panditas and so on, who have benefited countless sentient beings.

Many around the world have a strong interest in Buddhism, in particular the Sakya School. They wish to learn its precious teachings and to experience the profound wisdom. With his great wisdom and compassion and through skillful means, His Holiness the Sakya Trichen has provided numerous teachings, blessings and empowerments to sentient beings, and thus has led many people around the world from different races, cultures, religions, nationalities, social status, professions and languages to develop incomparable admiration towards him.

His Holiness the Sakya Trichen (the 41st Sakya Trizin), who is none other than Mañjuśrī, once said “In order to make our life meaningful, it is very important to learn and practice the Buddha Dharma. To study and practice the Dharma, we must learn and understand through our respective native languages.”

As such, under the direction of His Holiness the Sakya Trichen, The Sakya Tradition translation team was formed. His Holiness blessed the team with the name, “ The Sakya Tradition ” (TST) in July, 2018. The organization was subsequently incorporated in the United States in 2020 as The Sakya Tradition, Inc., a nonprofit organization. 

We strive to preserve, translate and disseminate these precious yet profound Sakya teachings accurately and entirely in your native languages, and share them in various social media platforms for free.

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A Message From His Holiness The Sakya Trichen

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Who Are We?

In July 2018, under the auspicious blessing and direction of H.H. the Sakya Trichen (the  41st Sakya Trizin), the Sakya translation team was formed.  His Holiness blessed the team with the name, “ The Sakya Tradition ” (TST). The Sakya Tradition’ team is voluntary based, comprising of volunteers and practitioners from around the world. The team assists in archiving, translating (into multiple languages), editing, publicity, and so on. We strictly follow the advice and instruction of Their Holinesses’ the 41st and 42nd Sakya Trizin in our vision and work.


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