Parting from the Four Attachments

His Holiness the Sakya Trichen (the 41st Sakya Trizin) bestowed this teaching on October 6, 2023, at the International Buddhist Academy in Kathmandu, Nepal. His Eminence Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche and the Rangjung Yeshe Institute requested this teaching from him. Parting from the Four Attachments is a profound Buddhist teaching originally transmitted by Mañjuśrī to Sachen […]

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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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Bodhicitta

HH42_Bodhicitta

His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin, Ratna Vajra Rinpoche, bestowed this teaching by video on April 4, 2021, at the request of Fundación Sakya, Spain. An individual enters the Mahāyāna when he or she produces bodhicitta, the resolve to attain buddhahood for the sake of all sentient beings. It is the essence of the Mahāyāna […]

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The Significance of a Two-Day Major Empowerment

His Holiness the Sakya Trichen (the 41st Sakya Trizin) bestowed this teaching on September 16, 2007, at Singapore Buddha Sasana Society (Sakya Tenphel Ling). Although it might appear that Vajrayāna, or the “vajra vehicle,” is a third yana that exists apart from Hīnayāna and Mahāyāna, Vajrayāna is, in fact, an aspect of Mahāyāna, or the […]

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The Proper Way to Do Our Daily Sādhana Practice

His Holiness the 43rd Sakya Trizin, Gyana Vajra Rinpoche bestowed this teaching on July 17, 2019, at the request of the Singapore Buddha Sasana Society (Sakya Tenphel Ling). After receiving Dharma teachings, how could we possibly practice what we have been taught? What is the proper way to do our daily sādhana practices? In this […]

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Introduction to Madhyamaka

The emptiness or shunyata view is the ultimate truth taught by Lord Buddha, which is expressed in the view of Madhyamaka, the Middle Way school. The ultimate truth is a profound teaching and therefore can be relatively challenging for some to understand as compared to the relative truth. In this brief teaching, a simple but […]

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A Teaching on Renunciation, Bodhicitta, and the Pure Land of Amitābha

We may be familiar with teachings on loving-kindness, compassion, and bodhicitta. But in this short yet concise teaching, His Holiness the 43rd Sakya Trizin, Gyana Vajra Rinpoche presented these three topics in a different perspective and in a nondharmic language. In addition, Rinpoche also gave a brief overview about Sukhavati, the pure land of Buddha […]

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