NEWS ARCHIVES: 2010

2010 Tour of Russia, England, the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, France & Switzerland: Between the 21st of May and the 17th of August, an intensive teaching tour took His Holiness the Sakya Trizin to Russia, England, the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, France and Switzerland. Everywhere He visited, His Holiness indefatigably imparted teachings and initiations, as well as inaugurating new dharma centres. Old disciples were ecstatic to once again be blessed by His presence, and many new followers were overwhelmed by His kindness and wisdom.

His Holiness began his three-month journey with a visit to Moscow, where he gave two public talks and a Hevajra Cause initiation. His Holiness then travelled to the Kalmyk Republic, whose population is in its majority Buddhist. Kunga Yuodren, who took part in organizing His Holiness’ visit, relates: This was a really special year for Russia, because on May 21st, His Holiness the Sakya Trizin Rinpoche finally came to our country. Fifteen years had passed since His last visit to Russia a lot of big changes here. He even said as a joke that, compared with His visit to Russia in 1995, now everything looked like a pure land. He said that even as the airplane was approaching Moscow, He and Hisentourage could see that everything was very green and beautiful, and His Holiness got the impression that prosperity had spontaneously come to our land. 

>READ COMPLETE REPORT OF THE TOUR IN DHARMA MELODY (Select Issue #3, Page 35)

HIS EMINENCE RATNA VAJRA RINPOCHE AND HIS EMINENCE YANA VAJRA RINPOCHE VISIT CHINA AND TIBET
His Eminence Ratna Vajra Rinpoche, His Eminence Gyana Vajra Rinpoche, Her Eminence Gyalyum Kushog, and Her Eminence Dagmo Sonam were on pilgrimage in Chengdu, China.  While there, they visited Mount Wu Tai, also known as ‘five peak mountain,’ which is a holy place of Manjushri, and many other holy places in the surrounding area. They then traveled to Tibet where they viisited Ngor, Sakya, Samye, Lhasa Jowo and Janak Riwo Tse-nga.

His Holiness Officially Opens the New Sakya Nuns Study Institute: Tsechen Sheddub Samten Phuntsok Ling (September 2009): The Sakya Nuns Study Institute was established by His Holiness Sakya Trizin especially to train nuns in the higher Buddhist philosophical studies. Located in a beautiful, large monastic facility in Manduwala, India, it has dormitory and classroom space for 100 nuns. >MORE
His Holiness at International Buddhist Academy (September 2010): On Tuesday, September 14th, His Holiness the Sakya Trizin, with Gyalyum Chenmo and entourage, arrived the International Buddhist Academy (IBA), the procession having passed through four beautifully decorated welcoming gates erected in his honour.

After a mandala offering ceremony at the IBA, His Holiness spent several days in the company of the Most Venerable Khenchen Appey Rinpoche at Rinpoche's home, after which he conducted some important Sakya empowerments, mostly for the monastic community, at the Lo-manthang monastery's winter quarters in Boudha. IBA hosted His Holiness' public gu ru'i thugs sgrub 'Northern Treasure' Guru Rinpoche Mind-Accomplishment empowerment, at which over 4,000 people streamed past His Holiness to receive blessings. An Avalokiteshvara empowerment held at Tharlam monastery, where His Holiness spent several days, was also open to the public, and attracted many more thousands of participants.

Tharig Monastery's retreat centre in Pharping also hosted His Holiness for a few days, after which he went to view the land and building site in Narayanthan, where Jamchen Lhakhang's memorial stupa for His Eminence Chogye Trichen Rinpoche and a retreat centre, are planned. After a night at Nagarkot, known for its restfulness and beautiful views, His Holiness visited a Tibetan refugee settlement at Jawalakhel, where he gave Pho-wa teachings. Swayambhunath's Mustangi gonpa was then offered as the gathering place for a number of His Holiness' teachings and transmissions, including the mani and vajra gune mantras. The next day, a pilgrimage to the holy place of Namo Buddha followed, with a reception hosted by Thrangu Rinpoche in his magnificently decorated gonpa, atop the Namo Buddha hills. There His Holiness gave a Manjushri namasanghiti oral transmission. His final public event, at International Buddhist Academy, was a je nang for the Manjushri praise, along with teachings in English, before His Holiness departed from IBA, on October 7th.

His Holiness Sakya Trizin's Teaching tour of Northeast India (April 2010) >VIDEO

Enthronment and Teachings (August 2009): His Holiness Sakya Trizin went to Bylakupe, Mysore to enthrone the reincarnation of Trindu Rinpoche at the Sakya Monastery there and to give teachings and initiations at the Gelug Sera-Je and Sera-Mey Monasteries and the Phodrang, Nyinmapa Namdroling Monastery, Kagyu Ayung Rinpoche's monastery, and various other Tibetan settlements.
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Golden Jubilee Celebration Draws Many International Devotees: On November 25, 2009, in Lumbini, Nepal, high lamas, monks, nuns, and students gathered from around the world for a grand Golden Jubilee Celebration of fifty years since His Holiness Sakya Trizin’s enthronement.
>READ COMPLETE REPORT ON JUBILEE
>VIEW JUBILEE PHOTOS
Teaching Videos of His Holiness teaching during his 2010 visit to Sakya Dechen Ling in London, at the invitation of Lama Jampa Thaye are now available online.  The clips feature His Holiness discoursing on various topics such as the view of the Sakya tradition and cultivating compassion and have been uploaded onto a dedicated YouTube channel. >FOLLOW THE LINKS ON THE MAIN MEDIA PAGE  

His Holiness Sakya Trizin's Teaching tour of Northeast India (April 2010) >VIDEO

Message from His Holiness Sakya Trizin Regarding the Floods in Ladakh (August 2010): "The terrible tragedy that has in the past week befallen the people of Leh in Ladakh gives me great sorrow, and I wish to extend to them my deepest feelings of sympathy. The tragic loss of life, property and livelihood that they are suffering is a source of mourning to everyone...." >READ COMPLETE MESSAGE (pdf)
Message from His Holiness Sakya Trizin Rearding the Earthquake in Kyekundo: His Holiness the Sakya Trizin offers his deepest sympathy and prayers to all those who are suffering from the effects of the tragic earthquake in the Kyekundo area. His Holiness is continuing his personal prayers for the deceased, and is also praying for the recovery of those who are injured, and those have lost family members, homes, and livelihood. At His Holiness' direction, His Eminence Ratna Vajra Rinpoche, His Eminence Gyana Vajra Rinpoche, His Eminence Luding Khenchen and other abbots of the Sakya, Ngor and other temple seats are performing extensive MahaVairochana rituals with their Sanghas for the deceased. May the deceased be freed of fear in the bardo, achieve higher rebirth, and eventually attain Buddhahood. May the injured be restored to health and reconstruction quickly accomplished.
>MESSAGE TO VICTIMS (Tibetan only / no English translation; PDF format)
AUDIO MESSAGE: mp3 audio file format; Tibetan only; no English translation.

His Holiness Officially Opens the New Sakya Nuns Study Institute: Tsechen Sheddub Samten Phuntsok Ling (September 2009): The Sakya Nuns Study Institute was established by His Holiness Sakya Trizin especially to train nuns in the higher Buddhist philosophical studies. Located in a beautiful, large monastic facility in Manduwala, India, it has dormitory and classroom space for 100 nuns. >MORE


His Holiness Presides Over the Annual Monlam Prayer Celebration (2009): The Annual Monlam Prayer Celebration took place in Lumbini, Nepal, over a 2-week period, from November 23 to December 2. Over 4,000 attended this glorious celebration this year, including His Holiness Jigdal Dagchen Sakya Rinpoche and all of the Rinpoches, Khenpos, Lamas, and Nuns of the lineage, as well as thousands of lay students from around the world.
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>READ A MONLAM TEACHING
>VIEW MONLAM PHOTOS

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