Biography of Guru Padmasambhava

His Holiness the 43rd Sakya Trizin, Gyana Vajra Rinpoche bestowed this teaching at the request of Sakya Tsechen Ling, Kuttolsheim, France on July 4, 2021. In the first part of this teaching, His Holiness recounts some essential points in the life of Guru Padmasambhava, who is credited with bringing Buddhism to Tibet. Padmasambhava, whose name […]

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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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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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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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About Empowerment

His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin, Ratna Vajra Rinpoche bestowed the Guhyasamaja Major Empowerment in Boston, U.S.A. on June 27 and 28, 2019. At the beginning of the empowerment, he explained what an empowerment is and its significance. Acknowledgement: We thank a Dharma friend for sharing the audio teaching with us. […]

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Study, Contemplation, and Meditation

His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin, Ratna Vajra Rinpoche, bestowed this teaching on June 24, 2019, at Sakya Phuntsok Ling in Silver Spring, Maryland. In this teaching, His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin, Ratna Vajra Rinpoche explains how to proceed and practice on the Dharma path, illuminating the right approach for all of us—whether beginners […]

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