quinta-feira, 10 de dezembro de 2009

His Holiness the 41st Sakya Trizin

His Holiness the 41st Sakya Trizin, the supreme head
of the Sakya School of Tibetan Buddhism, was born
in Tibet in 1945 and belongs to the ancient and distinguished
Khön family. He is recognized as a manifestation
of Manjusri.
He received his first major empowerment in 1948 at
the age of three and the exoteric Lamdre teaching in
1950 from his root guru, the great abbot Vajradhara
Ngawang Lodroe Shenpen Nyingpo. He undertook his
first retreat in 1953 and gave his first initiation in the
same year. In 1955, he travelled to Lhasa to meet His
Holiness the Dalaï Lama and receive teachings and, a
year later, made a pilgrimage to India. The enthronement
ceremony of His Holiness took place in
Biography of
His Holiness Sakya Trizin 1959, the year he and his entire entourage left Tibet
for India. In 1964 the re-establishment of the Sakya
Monastery was celebrated in Rajpur. The Sakya College
was established in 1972, followed by other monasteries
and institutions. In 1974, His Holiness left India to travel
abroad for the first time.
His Holiness has received numerous precious and
profound teachings, empowerments, blessings, oral
transmissions and pith instructions from many great
gurus and always feels indebted to his masters.
His Holiness is himself a great lama, a supreme guide and
a source of wisdom and empowerment for many thousands
of followers. His education amply prepared him for
this role. As a result, he has reached a superior level of
practice and has the ability to explain, with consummate
skill, the subtle and profound teachings in language which
is easily understood by students of different levels. He
embodies the authentic teachings of the Lord Buddha and
his instructions are like a beacon, guiding beings out of
the darkness of samsara.
Having received initiations from the four major schools of
Tibetan Buddhism, His Holiness is able to give
empowerments in all traditions. In this way, he enriches
all the schools and takes his place as a great nonsectarian
His Holiness transmits these teachings and
empowerments for the benefit of all beings. The major
cycles bestowed by His Holiness are the precious Lamdre,
the Collection of Tantras (Gyüde Kündü) and the
Collection of Sadhanas (Drubtab Kündü). The precious
Lamdre is the most sacred teaching in the Sakya tradition.
It is unique in giving pith instructions on the complete
path from the beginning to the state of
Propagating the Buddha Dharma throughout the world,
His Holiness upholds the Buddhist doctrine in its entirety
and is a constant source of wisdom and compassion
for all beings.