Teaching on the Twelve Deeds of the Buddha

His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin, Ratna Vajra Rinpoche, delivered this series of teachings in the Tibetan language via videos during the sacred occasion of Saga Dawa in 2020, commemorating the life of Buddha Shakyamuni: his birth, enlightenment, and parinirvāṇa. Buddha Śākyamuni is a historical figure, not a character from a fairy tale or myth. […]

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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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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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