Events

The Complete Path Program: Classes Start November 5!

The Complete Path Program was organized by International Buddhist Academy (IBA) to make the teachings of Sakya tradition available in structured way under the guidance of His Holiness Ratna Vajra Rinpoche, the 42nd Sakya Trizin. The program was designed to help Dharma students receive a complete series of important teachings from one of the principle lineage holders of Tibetan Buddhism over a period of seven years in a gradual and comprehensive manner.  Minnesota Sakya Center is one of the international participating partner centers of The Complete Path Program, and Khenpo Thupten...

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Thank You His Holiness Kyabgon Gongma Trichen Rinpoche!

Thank you to His Holiness and all those attending the recent public programs at the Minneapolis Convention Center!  Please watch this space for photos! The program this fall included: Sunday, October 8: Public Audience at 10:00 am to Noon; Long Life Initiation in the afternoon Sponsored by Sakya Thupten Dargye Ling (Minnesota Sakya Center)

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His Holiness Sakya Trizin Birthday Celebration

Join us in Celebration of His Holiness the Sakya Trizin’s 71st Birthday! Hosted by the Minnesota Sakya Center Date & Time: Saturday, September 17, 2016, 5 PM Location: Tibetan American Foundation of Minnesota 1096 Raymond Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108 Prayers, mandala offering ceremony, and vegetarian dinner. Ruffle tickets drawing for round trip domestic airline tickets. Free admission and everyone welcome. Contact: mnsakya@mac.com or (612) 801-1540 Tibetan: (612)-999-8919 or (952)-215-5524  

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Celebrating His Holiness Sakya Trizin’s 2016 Visit: Videos & Photos

Minnesota Sakya Center was so happy to host His Holiness the Sakya Trizin in May 2016!  Thank you to all who attended and helped with this wonderful visit and especially to His Holiness. Please enjoy these videos and click on this link for >PHOTOS: Living a Virtuous Worldly Life According to the Dharma: His Holiness the Sakya Trizin bestowed this teaching on May 14, 2016 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minnesota. English language. Video by Thor Anderson. His Holiness The Sakya Trizin Minnesota Visit: the Minnesota Sakya Center, 2016 Guru Rinpoche Tsok Offering Lead by His...

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Lama Thupten Gongphel, Our New Resident Khenpo!

In January 2016, we joyfully welcomed our new resident Lama, Lama Thupten Gongphel, to Minneapolis.  Lama Thupten Gongphel was given “Khenpo” title by His Holiness the Sakya Trizin on May 15 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in front of about 1300 participants (see official letter below). About Khenpo Thupten Gongphel Lama Thupten Gongphel became a monk of the Sakya Order in 1984, when he joined the Sakya Centre in Dehradun and took his novice vows.  He completed the Sakya curriculum of Tibetan grammer, and Buddhist rituals and scriptures.  He took his full monk’s...

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Video: “The Sakya Lineage” by H.H. the Sakya Trizin

“The Sakya Lineage” by H.H. the Sakya Trizin On April 18, 2015 His Holiness the Sakya Trizin gave a special talk on “Sakya Lineage” as part of his Minnesota program. In addition to providing a detailed history of the Sakya Lineage, His Holiness also explained the recently announced changes to the practice of succession in the Sakya Khon Lineage.   CLICK HERE TO VIEW MORE VIDEOS OF TEACHINGS AND...

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Thank You His Holiness!

Thank you to all who attended, sponsored and worked so hard to make the 2014 visit by His Holiness the Sakya Trizin to Minneapolis so joyful and such a success.  We look forward to seeing you at our center soon for ongoing events.  >VIEW PHOTO GALLERIES HERE    

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Sundays at the Center

Join us at the Center on Sundays for the following regular programs (unless a special event is announced): Start Sunday morning sessions with short gentle moving meditation and guided calm abiding meditation to relax and calm our body and mind, followed by Khenpo Gongphel’s teachings and questions and answers. 9:00 – 9:30 AM: Moving Meditation 9:30 – 11 AM:  Calm Abiding Meditation and “Engaging the Conducts of Bodhisattvas” teaching 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM:  Children Dharma Program Simple age appropriate mindfulness practice and Buddha Dharma teachings...

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