Programs

Sunday Dharma Teaching and Prayers

Meditation and Prayer led by Jamyang Losel
Sundays | February 28 and March 7 | 10-11 AM Central Time

The Blue Flower Meditation manual can now be found on the Sachen Foundation website for download. You may wish to consider downloading or printing the manual for the next two remaining sessions. >> click here.

Special Mini Courses on Buddhism taught by Connie Kassor (Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Lawrence University)
Sundays | March 14, 21, & 28 | 10-11 AM Central Time

Sunday, March 14, 10 to 11 AM Central Time
>> Buddhism after the Buddha: An overview of the formation of the Buddhist sangha, the writing down of the textual tradition that we have now, and the development of Buddhism into distinct schools.

Sunday, March 21, 10 to 11 AM Central Time
>> Buddhists and non-Buddhists: Key conversations and interactions between Buddhists and non-Buddhists in India and South Asia, pointing out some of the ways that Buddhist and Brahmanical traditions mutually influenced each other.

Sunday, March 28, 10 to 11 AM Central Time
>> The spread of Buddhism: Jumping ahead in time a bit, showing just how far-reaching Buddhist thought has become in its 2500-year history, focusing in particular on Buddhism’s spread to the west.


If you are interested in joining on Zoom, please email us at info@mnsakyacenter.org to receive the instruction to connect.

Dharma Book Reading and Reflection

Mondays | 7:00-8:00 PM Central Time

In Love with the World: A Monk’s Journey Through the Bardos of Living and Dying
Find it on Amazon

At thirty-six years old, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche was a rising star within his generation of Tibetan masters and the respected abbot of three monasteries. Then one night, telling no one, he slipped out of his monastery in India with the intention of spending the next four years on a wandering retreat, following the ancient practice of holy mendicants. His goal was to throw off his titles and roles in order to explore the deepest aspects of his being… 

If you are interested in joining the Dharma Book Reading and Reflection on Zoom, please email us at info@mnsakyacenter.org to receive the instruction to connect.

In order to respect the reading and reflection experience of all participants, the conference call will be locked 5 minutes after the starting time. 

You do not need to read ahead, we’ll be reading together to bring us all on the same page. Please download or buy the book from Amazon if you have not already. 

We looking forward to hearing from you! 

Parnashavari Practice for Epidemics

His Holiness the Sakya Trichen suggests the practice and prayers of Parnashavari for the recovery and protection from coronavirus. We encourage you to practice on Parnashavari’s prayer and mantra at home at your convenience for the well-being of all living beings. Here are the links to the practice texts:

Year 2019 is very special for the Minnesota Sakya Center, Sakya Thupten Dargye Ling. We hosted teachings and initiations kindly bestowed by His Holiness the Sakya Trichen, His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin, and His Eminence Gyana Vajra Rinpoche in Minneapolis.

With the support and help from our sponsors, volunteers, and all participants, the three special programs of 2019 were successfully completed.