Nature of Suffering: Discovering Bliss Beyond

His Holiness the Sakya Trichen (the 41st Sakya Trizin) gave this teaching at the request of Jamyang Buddhist Centre, London, United Kingdom in 1991. All of us, regardless of our background—be it rich or poor, healthy or sick, educated or uneducated, powerful or powerless—experience various forms and levels of suffering. The desire for liberation from […]

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Sleeping Yoga Instruction

His Holiness the Sakya Trichen (the 41st Sakya Trizin) gave this teaching on Amitābha sleeping yoga at the request of the Singapore Buddha Sasana Society (Sakya Tenphel Ling) on February 19, 2011. Death is a topic many would avoid perceiving it as negative, yet everyone born will have to face and experience it eventually. Instead […]

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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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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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Why the Mind Matters: Realizing Relative and Ultimate Truths

His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin, Ratna Vajra Rinpoche, bestowed this teaching on March 26, 2012, at the request of Sakya Drogon Ling, Dénia, Spain. All the teachings of the Buddha were given to help us tame our minds. That “everything is the mind” may seem obscure initially, but if we practice as His Holiness […]

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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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Some Words of Advice After a White Mahākāla Initiation

White Mahakala Initiation Advice

His Holiness the 43rd Sakya Trizin, Gyana Vajra Rinpoche bestowed this teaching at Sakya Thegchog Düdé (Sangha Activa), Barcelona, Spain, on August 22, 2021, after an initiation of White Mahākāla. This text originated as a series of remarks after a White Mahākāla initiation. It briefly explains the purpose of a wealth deity for those on […]

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