His Holiness the Sakya Trichen is the revered forty-first throne holder of the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism, which dates back to 1073. He is a member of the Khon family, who have been important teachers of Buddhism in Tibet since the eighth century. A brilliant master, he manifests profound wisdom and compassion, and his command of English renders his teachings particularly beneficial to students in the West. He was born in 1945 in Sakya, Tibet, and in 1959 escaped with tens of thousands of Tibetan people to India, where he continues to live and work tirelessly to rebuild the Sakya tradition. He has guided the establishment of over thirty monasteries in India and Nepal and has helped found Sakya centers around the world. His seat in North America is Tsechen Kunchab Ling in Walden, New York.
THE FREEING THE HEART AND MIND TRILOGY
On the occasion of His Holiness the Sakya Trichen’s birthday (September 7), we wanted to take this opportunity to express our appreciation and respect for this beloved teacher. We’re also celebrating His Holiness’s birthday with a special offer: for the month of September 2020, you can get his full Freeing the Heart and Mind trilogy for just $29.95 (full value: $50.85) for the print editions or $19.99 for the ebook editions.
This trilogy is “required reading” for any Sakya practitioner, and will also be deeply inspiring for Buddhists of all traditions.
The series covers a wide range of teachings, including:
- In volume 1, an explanation of the teaching Matchless Compassion by the Indian saint Virupa, a selection of commentaries on the essential teaching called Parting from the Four Attachments.
- In volume 2, two texts by the legendary thirteenth-century Drogön Chögyal Phagpa. A founding father of the Sakya school, Chögyal Phagpa became the first imperial preceptor under Kublai Khan and thus converted the Mongols to Tibetan Buddhism. His two texts presented here, A Gift of Dharma to Kublai Khan and A Garland of Jewels—the second of which was written as advice for Prince Gibek Timur—are marvels of insight.
- And in volume 3, down-to-earth advice for practicing in the world today, including the principles of tantra, ecology from a Buddhist perspective, biographies of great women practitioners, and other fascinating topics.
We hope you’ll take advantage of this opportunity to be inspired by His Holiness’s teachings!
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