Freeing the Heart and Mind Introduction to the Buddhist Path: Part 1 His Holiness Sakya Trizin (Widsom Publications 2011) is full of timeless wisdom, including an introduction to the lineage, an explanation of the teaching Matchless Compassion by the Indian saint Virupa, and a selection of commentaries on the essential teaching called Parting from the Four Attachments. Developed as the first volume in a course of study for students of the Sakya tradition, it nonetheless stands alone as an excellent entry into the teachings of the Buddha. Freeing the Heart and Mind also includes a full-color photo insert of Sakya lineage masters.
Freeing the Heart and Mind: Part Two: Chogyal Phagpa on the Buddhist Path by Sakya Trichen, unpacks two texts by the legendary thirteenth-centurty Drogön Chögyal Phagpa: A Gift of Dharma to Kublai Khan and A Garland of Jewels. The two texts are presented in sparkling translation, each accompanied by penetrating commentary from His Holiness, who takes these texts, written initially for royalty, and shows how their timeless lessons—how to meditate, the personal characteristics we should cultivate, and the states on the path to buddhahood—can be incorporated into our lives today. A must-read for students of the Sakya tradition, with a gorgeous full-color photo section, it can be enjoyed either as the second volume in the course developed by His Holiness or as a stand-alone volume on its own merits.
TAKING THE RESULT AS THE PATH:
Core Teachings of the Sakya Lamdré Tradition
by Cyrus Stearns; His Holiness the Sakya Trichen
The tradition known as the Path with the Result, or Lamdré‚ is the most important tantric system of meditation practice and theory in the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism. This volume contains an unprecedented compilation of eleven vital works from different periods in the history of the Path with the Result in India and Tibet. The translation, an important new volume of the Library of Tibetan Classics, has been made with the personal approval and encouragement of His Holiness Sakya Trizin, head of the Sakya tradition. Students of the Lamdré will rejoice at the availability and lucidity of this major translation of key Sakya texts. >More here.
Teachings: New E-Books Series
This beautiful series of booklets are produced by Tsechen Kunchab Ling Publications (Tsechen Kunchab Ling, Temple of All-Encompassing Great Compassion, Walden, NY). They are made available here as free online e-books and may also be downloaded in PDF format. Click on the links below to read these teachings online as e-books or to download for print as PDFs.
Click on the links to listen to audio recordings of the following prayers:
Long Life Prayer for His Holiness Sakya Trizin (mp3: 2:22 min)
Long Life Prayer for His Eminence Ratna Vajra Rinpoche (mp3: 2:22 min)
Prayer for the Happiness of All That Lives (mp3: 8:53 min)
Prayer for Concluding Long Life Prayers (mp3: 0:45 min)
Prayer for the Pure Realm (mp3: 2:22 min)
Melody of Dharma Magazine
Melody of Dharma is a publication of the Office of Sakya Dolma Phodrang dedicated to the Dharma Activities of His Holiness the Sakya Trizin, offering current news as well as lineage history and teachings. Click here or on the image for links to online issues (PDF format) including listings of major articles and teachings in each issue.
Online Teachings and Interviews
Click on the following links for additional online teachings:
A Buddhist Essence Teaching (Interview)
Advice to Dharma Students (Interview)
Beyond All Attachment Summer 2011 issue of Buddhadharma
Finding Peace in a Troubled World
Finding the Spiritual Master
Emptiness: The Heart Sutra
Teaching on the Four Attachments
Taking Refuge: Part One
Taking Refuge: Part Two
Teaching on Tara
Teaching on Great Sakya Women
Teaching on the Lam Dre
Teaching on the Nature of Mind
Teaching on the Vajrakilaya Puja