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Upcoming Auspicious Days

Gyalphur Drubjor is considered a highly auspicious day according to Tibetan astrology. Since the appearance of the 7th star (Gyal) falls on a Thursday (Phurbu), it is called Gyalphur, and it occurs only twice a year.  It is said that Ganapati appears briefly to anyone who performs the appropriate rituals to him on this day. Wherever Ganapati appears there will be an increase in glory, esteem, wealth and prosperity.
The First Turning of the Wheel of Dharma
On this day, Sakyamuni Buddha taught for the first time after attaining enlightenment. He taught the Four Noble Truths at the Deer Park in Sarnath, thus marking the first turning of the wheel of Dharma.
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Support Sakya Thupten Dargye Ling

Sakya Thupten Dargye Ling (the MN Sakya Center) relies on the generosity and support from our friends to be able to bring highly qualified Sakya Buddhist teachers to Minnesota and provide authentic teachings and to serve spiritual needs of members and the local community.


Become a member of Sakya Thupten Dargye Ling: Members offer annual dues of $35 per person or $55 per family. In appreciation, members receive the following benefits:

  • Annual Member Appreciation Dinner
  • Member Discount for Teachings
  • Special annual member prayers by His Holiness the Sakya Trizin.


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  • Special monthly prayers by the sanghas at Tsechen Kunchab Ling.
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