Latest Chenrezi Teachings:      July 12, 2005  and July 5th, 2005

Friday, April 13, 2007

Duration 21:23
Four Schools of Tibetan Buddhism teaching by H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya.

Thursday, December 22, 2005

The Wheel of Life

The Wheel of Life illustrates the essence of the Buddhist teachings, the Four Truths: the existence of earthly suffering, its origin and cause, the ending or prevention of misery and the practice path to liberation from suffering.

In this clip Murray Gordon, a long term member of Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism and Director of the Virupa Educational Institute gives a brief teaching about The Wheel of Life.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Darshan Viewing

This is an excerpt of a the Sakya Monastery tour offered every month. The tour was given by Jeffrey Schoening, PhD.

The Twelve Deeds of Lord Buddha

Ven. Tulku Yeshi chants "The twelve deeds of Lord Buddha" in Tibetan. This prayer is chanted every week during Sunday's Chenrezig Meditation.

Mandala Offering Demo

This is an excerpt of a Mandala Offering workshop taught by H.E Dagmo Kusho Jamyang Sakya and Ven Tulku Yeshi. This demo is of particular interest to members of the Sakya Monastery who are practicing Ngondro.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Mandala Offering Part II by H.E. Dagmo Kusho

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Mandala Offering Part I by H.E. Dagmo Kusho

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Ngondro Teachings by H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya.

This clip is an excerpt of the Ngondro teachings given by H. H. Jidgal Dagchen Sakya at the Tara Meditation Center (Sakya Monastery's retreat center) in the Spring of 2005.

Monday, August 29, 2005

Welcome to Sakya Monastery!

Welcoming words from Chuck Pettis, President of the Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism.

Monday, August 22, 2005

Guru devotion in the Tibetan Tantric tradition

This clip is an excerpt of a Guru devotion workshop given by Carolyn Massey at the Tara Meditation Center (Sakya Monastery's retreat center). The workshop took place after a series of Ngondro (preliminary practice) teachings given by H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Rinpoche and H.E. Dagmo Kusho Jamyang Sakya in 2005.

Carolyn is a long time member of the Sakya Monastery and a current Board member. She is the mother of Deshung Rinpoche IV, who is the head lama of the Tharalam Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Monday, August 15, 2005

"Sakya Pandita Prayer" chanted by H.E. Dagmo Kusho Jamyang Sakya

In this video H.E. Dagmo Kusho Jamyang Sakya chants a prayer honoring Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyaltshan (1182-1251) who was one of the founding fathers of the Sakya order of Tibetan Buddhism.

He was a prolific writer and composed numerous treatises on the ten sciences. Among these treatises were: "The Discrimination of The Three Vows" (sDom-gsum Rab-dbye) and "The Treasury of Knowledge Concerning Ideal Cognition" (Tshad-ma Rig-pa'i gTer). He wrote many explanatory texts on the sastras and carried out many Sanskrit translations.

He is noted as the first to initiate traditional logical enquiry into the three Pramanas and the ten sciences; teachings which, as he himself said, had not existed in the Land of Snows prior to this time. The study of the terminology and meaning of the ten sciences in Tibet begins with him. His reputation paralleled that of the great Indian masters Dharmakirti and Dignaga and the qualities of his body, speech and mind spread like a banner for all to see. Consequently, Prince Godan, the Mongol ruler of China, longing to behold his face which glowed like the moon, sent envoys to invite him to China. After concentrated prayer, Sakya Pandita decided to accept the invitation, with the benefit of his Tibetans students in mind.

Friday, August 12, 2005

"Om Mani Pädme Hum" Mantra

Audio in MP3 format
Duration: 00:00:31

All the teachings of the Buddha are contained in this mantra: Om Mani Padme Hum can not really be translated into a simple phrase or sentence

The mantra Om Mani Pädme Hum is easy to say yet quite powerful, because it contains the essence of the entire teaching. When you say the first syllable Om it is blessed to help you achieve perfection in the practice of generosity, Ma helps perfect the practice of pure ethics, and Ni helps achieve perfection in the practice of tolerance and patience. Päd, the fourth syllable, helps to achieve perfection of perseverance, Me helps achieve perfection in the practice of concentration, and the final sixth syllable Hum helps achieve perfection in the practice of wisdom.

Friday, August 05, 2005

Preview of What is to Come from Sakya Vlog Team

This is a preview of what is to come from the Sakya Vlog Team. Our hope is that by documenting and sharing the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism on this vlog we can bring more peace and harmony into the world.
Through the practice of Vajrayana Buddhism, may this pristine radiant flower of Tibetan culture be preserved for the benefit of all sentient beings.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Refuge prayer recited during Sunday's Chenrezig Meditation

In this video H.E. Dagomo Kusho Jamyang Sakya teach us how to chant in Tibetan the refuge prayer recited during Sunday's Chenrezig Meditation. She also chants a short version of the same prayer

A Refuge Prayer from the Land of the Snows with H.E. Dagmo Kusho Jamyang Sakya

This video shows H.E. Dagmo Kusho Jamyang Sakya chanting a popular refuge prayer from the times of the great tibetan master Lama Atisha.

Lama Atisha (982-1053 AD) was born in Bengal, East India. From a very young age he studied many spiritual texts and became an adept practitioner. After completing his studies he travelled to Tibet at the invitation of Tibetan King Jangchub Oe. There he taught Bodhicitta (loving kindness and great compassion) extensively and wrote the famous Lam-rim text "Lamp for the Path to Enlightenment" which condenses all 84,000 teachings of Buddha Shakyamuni into one single profound work.

In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, any spiritual practice consists of three main parts. Refuge , the main practice and dedication of merit. Each of these parts are fundamental for a succesful practice.

This is a translation of the refuge prayer:

"I take refuge until enlightment in the Buddhas, the Dharma, and the Excellent Assembly.
By the merit of my acts such as generosity, may I achieve Buddhahood for the sake of santient beings"

The Tibetan pronunciation is as follows

Sang gye cho dang tsok kyi chok nam la
Chang chup bar du dak ni kyap su chi
Dak gi ji sok gyi pe so nam kyi
Dro la pen chig sang sang gye drub par cho.

The translation was provided by Cyrus Stearns and Jeffrey Schoening

May all santient beings be happy!

Introduction by H.E. Dagmo Kusho Jamyang Sakya in Tibetan

Monday, August 01, 2005

Ngondro (Preliminary Practices) Teaching by H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya, January 16th, 2005

Refuge Practice Part1 01-16-05         Audio   Duration:00:26:31
Refuge Practice PartII 01-16-05         Audio   Duration:00:54:18
Boddhichitta 01-16-05                        Audio   Duration:00:04:05
Vajrasattva Meditation 01-16-05        Audio   Duration:00:26:31
37 Heap Mandala Offering                Audio   Duration:00:30:03
7-heap Mandala Offering                  Audio   Duration:00:17:42
Guru Yoga Practice                           Audio   Duration:00:04:28
Ngondro Lamdre Prayer 01-16-05      Audio   Duration:00:39:41

Click here to access the Teaching. Please send us an e-mail to to get the password.
(Note: These teachings require refuge vows).

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Guru Rinpoche Mantra

Audio in MP3 format
Duration: 00:00:29


Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Chenrezi Teaching by H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya
May 22, 2005

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Chenrezi Teaching by H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya
May 01, 2005