Happy Birthday His Holiness the 41st Sakya Trizin Kyabgon Gongma Trichen Rinpoche.
On his birthday we bring you a history of Sakya Buddhism around the world provided by History Tibetan. The Sakya tradition, which originated from the monastery founded in 1073 in Tibet, is one of the main traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. Originating from the introduction of the new Tantra to Tibet in the 11th century, it emphasizes the mediational system known as Path and Its Fruit. The Sakya tradition, a significant religious and cultural practice in Tibet, gained prominence in the twelfth & thirteenth centuries through five great masters.
Today under the guidance of His Holiness the Sakya Trizin, the tradition is expanding its roots outside Tibet and into India. The Sakya tradition, a significant part of Tibetan culture, was preserved in Tibet by His Holiness the 41st Sakya Trizin, who established a monastery and institute in India, preserving the heritage of Tibetan religion and culture.
His Holiness the 41st Sakya Trizin, exiled from Tibet in 1959, met religious leaders in 1963, including Dalai Lama, to establish a monastery in India to preserve Sakya Centre located in Rajpur, Dehradun. The Sakya Centre is considered the primary monastery of His Holiness Sakya Trizin and the Sakya Lineage outside Tibet. His Holiness has established the SakyaCollege, SakyaInstitute, and SakyaNunnery to promote higher education, philosophical training, and living transmission of Sakya teachings. The SakyaNunnery in Dekyiling, Dehradun provides religious instruction to over 170 nuns, through wisdom and insight, His Holiness revitalizes Sutric and Tantric traditions of the Sakya Order and TibetanBuddhism.
His Holiness has received all the profound teachings of the Sakya tradition and many other teachings and messages from numerous teachers of other lineages in this way, just as water can be poured from one vase to another, and has passed them on to his disciples around the world. Sakya Monastery built in 11 centuries by Khon Kunchog Gyalpo. The Sakya Monastery has unique architecture and wall paintings representing Manjushri, Avalokiteshvara, and Vajrapani, making it easily accessible from a distance. The monastery also features a collection of Tibetan Thangkas, believed to have been used by Buddha himself.
Collection of scriptures. (Greatest Library in Tibet)
The Sakya library, located in the Assembly hall, houses Tibet’s largest collection of scriptures, including 84,000 Buddhist scrolls, some of which are decorated with gold letters and #Buddha images.