the 41st Sakya Trizin is the Head of the Sakya Tradition
of Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhism, all its Lineages and sub-sects
- and the Spiritual Head of 'Sakya Thubten Namgyal Ling',
Markham, Ontario, Canada - which he established in 1978.
has benefited the Tibetan community through his establishment
and support of Monasteries, Nunneries, Colleges, Schools
and Settlements - and also by the bestowing of extensive
Dharma Teachings, and his highly respected advice. Moreover,
he has not only been a beacon to his own Tibetan community
in their time of crisis, but for the benefit of those
who desire to study the Lord Buddha's doctrine, the Sakya
Trizin has turned the Wheel of Dharma in both the East
and the West, making the Dharma available world-wide,
travelling repeatedly and regularly to teach in many parts
of the world, as well as establishing Asian and Western
at the age of eight, until the present, H.H. Sakya Trizin
has given teachings and performed innumerable major and
minor retreats, including extensive Hevajra, Vajrakilaya
and Maha Vairochana retreats, and shorter retreats of
all of the major and minor deities of the Sakya Lineage.
Apart from these heavy responsibilities he has, in the
course of his life so far, written a large number of texts,
given numerous initiations - including the entire 'Collection
of Sadhanas' three times - and in particular, has bestowed
the vast Lam Dre teachings on no fewer than eleven occasions.
difficult beginning of exile from his homeland, His Holiness
has worked ceaselessly for the preservation and successful
reconstitution of Sakya's rich and profound Dharma heritage.
He is an unfailing source of wisdom and compassion for
his fortunate disciples. In this way, as water is poured
from one vase to another, His Holiness the Sakya Trizin
first received from many teachers, all of the profound
teachings of the Sakya Order - as well as many of the
teachings and transmissions of the other lineages of Tibetan
Buddhism - and then passed on these teachings to his monks,
nuns and lay followers around the world.
when not engaged on his many commitments, at the Drolma
Phodrang in Rajpur, Northern India, together with his
wife and two sons, Ratna Vajra and Gyana Vajra - both
of whom have themselves received an extensive education
in the Buddha Dharma to ensure the unbroken preservation
of the Sakya Khön Lineage traditions.
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