A Talk on Green Tara Before the Initiation

His Holiness the 43rd Sakya Trizin, Gyana Vajra Rinpoche bestowed this teaching, at the request of Sakya Kalden Ling, Frankfurt, Germany on June 5 and 6, 2021. Tara is often referred to as Ārya Tārā in Sanskrit (Jetsun Dölma in Tibetan). She is a female bodhisattva, buddha, and meditational deity who is often called the […]

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How to Choose a Guru

How to Choose a Guru

His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin, Ratna Vajra Rinpoche, bestowed this teaching on June 11, 2022, anniversary of the mahāparinirvāṇa of Ngawang Lodre Shenphen Nyingpo, at the request of Tsechen Kunchab Ling, U.S.A. All of us have had formal relationship with teachers in various settings—in school, at work, or maybe to learn a hobby. In […]

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Basic Human Goodness and the Spiritual Path

His Holiness the Sakya Trichen (the 41st Sakya Trizin) bestowed a two-day teaching on May 28 and 29, 2012 at Tai Pei Buddhist Center, Singapore, jointly organized by Sakya Tenphel Ling (Singapore Sasana Center) and Pureland Marketing. Addressing people at all levels of the path and all states of belief, His Holiness emphasizes in this […]

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Dependent Origination

His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin, Ratna Vajra Rinpoche, bestowed this teaching on June 21, 2017, at the request of Sakya Gephel Ling, Barcelona, Spain. The Tibetan term “tenching drelwar jungwa” means dependent origination, or dependent arising. Its short form is tendrel. The Buddha’s doctrine of tendrel asserts the interconnected nature of all phenomena. In its […]

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Buddhism in a Nutshell: The Four Noble Truths

Buddhism in a Nutshell: The Four Noble Truths

His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin, Ratna Vajra Rinpoche, bestowed this teaching by video on July 24, 2020, Dharmacakra day, on which we celebrate Buddha’s first teaching in this world—the first Turning of the Wheel of Dharma, at the request of Sachen Foundation. After Lord Buddha attained enlightenment, the first teaching he gave was a […]

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An Overview of the Triple Vision

An Overview of the Triple Vision Cover

His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin, Ratna Vajra Rinpoche, bestowed this teaching by video in the winter of 2021, at the request of his devoted students. The Lamdré, or the ‘Path Including Its Result,’ is the highest teaching in the Sakya school. It consists of two parts. The first is the Triple Vision, a guide for the […]

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