The Bodhisattva Path from Ground to Fruition

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Commentary on Sakya Paṇḍita’s Clarifying the Sage’s Intent

His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin

Discover profound teachings on the Buddhist path from His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin Ratna Vajra, one of Tibetan Buddhism’s most prominent leaders.

His Holiness Ratna Vajra Rinpoche is one of Tibetan Buddhism’s most highly qualified teachers, having received all the major empowerments, transmissions, and teachings directly from his father, Gongma Trichen Rinpoche, the forty-first Sakya throne holder and one of the most senior teachers of the Sakya tradition. Following in the footsteps of his forefathers, His Holiness is renowned for the purity of his transmission, always taking great care to offer to his disciples the teachings as he faithfully received them. To the great fortune of his non-Tibetan-speaking students, His Holiness is also fluent in English, giving them a direct access to his teachings.

In this book, His Holiness offers profound commentary on Sakya Paṇḍita’s Clarifying the Sage’s Intent, one of Tibet’s most revered works on the bodhisattva path. Elucidating Sakya Paṇḍita’s teachings in exquisite detail, His Holiness describes the ground of Buddhist practice as the spiritual potential for liberation that is present in the hearts of all beings. He outlines the foundational practices of taking refuge and cultivating the resolve to become awakened, before detailing the six perfections, the levels of accomplishment of bodhisattvas, and the fruition of practice as a fully awakened buddha.

book information
  • Paperback
  • 294 pages, 6 x 9 inches
  • $17.95
  • ISBN 9781614297963
  • ebook
  • 294 pages
  • $12.99
  • ISBN 9781614298229
about the author
The Bodhisattva Path from Ground to Fruition

His Holiness the Forty-Second Sakya Trizin, Ratna Vajra Rinpoche, holds the esteemed position of the forty-second Sakya throne holder within the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism. He is renowned for his profound knowledge and the clarity of his teachings, making him one of the most well-regarded lineage holders in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. He hails from the acclaimed Khön family, known for producing successive generations of exceptional Buddhist masters. From a young age, His Holiness received extensive teachings, empowerments, and transmissions in both sutra and tantra from his father and numerous other esteemed teachers. After completing rigorous philosophical studies at Sakya College in India, he earned the kachupa degree. Embarking on meditation retreats from the age of twelve, including the Hevajra retreat, a key tantric practice within the Sakya school. With great humility, he travels extensively to offer teachings and empowerments to students worldwide upon their request.

Other books by His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin:
Light of Samantabhadra

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