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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Mañjuśrī Initiation: Dharma Advice Before and After

His Holiness the 43rd Sakya Trizin, Gyana Vajra Rinpoche bestowed this teaching, at the request of Casa Virupa, Tavertet, Barcelona, Spain on August 14, 2021. There are various levels of wisdom, each holding its own significance. In the teachings of Buddha, our quest is to uncover the ultimate wisdom—the profound comprehension and revelation of the […]

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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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Buddhism in Uncertain Times

Buddhism in Uncertain Times

His Holiness the 43rd Sakya Trizin, Gyana Vajra Rinpoche bestowed this teaching online, at the request of Tibetan Education Fund on August 8, 2020. It sometimes seems like there are more challenges facing us in the 21st century than ever before. Global problems impact us all, while each individual must also contend with his or her […]

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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 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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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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