Sunday Dharma Teaching and Prayers

Teachings on Sakya Pandita’s Treasury of Good Advice (Sakya Lekshé) with Khenpo Thupten Gongphel 

(starting November 1st)
Sundays | 10:00 -11 AM Central Time

The Sakya Lekshé is one of the most important works of Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyaltsen, one of the five founding lamas of the Sakya tradition.

Available through Wisdom Publications, the book Ordinary Wisdom has a complete English translation of the Sakya Lekshé by John T. Davenport. It also includes an extensive commentary by Khenpo Sangyay Tenzin.  

Two other translations are available, in Tibetan and English:
– A complete translation available online by Lozang Jamspal and Ngawang Sonam Tenzin (Jared Rhoton) from the Tibetan Classics Translators’ Guild of New York.
– A translation of the first three chapters by Nicolas Bommarito.

This program is hosted online. Please contact us via if you are interested in joining the online prayer sessions.

Dharma Book Reading and Reflection

Wednesdays | 7:00-8:00 PM Central Time
Resume: Wednesday, January 6, 2020

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 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.