His Holiness the Sakya Trichen’s Program 2023

Please note the revised schedule




 སྤྱི་ལོ་  ༢༠༢༣ ཟླ་  ༦  ཚེས་ ༡༧ རེས་གཟའ་སྤེན་པའི་སྔ་དྲོ་ཆུ་ཚོད། ༩:༣༠ ནས་༡༡:༣༠ བར་མཇལ་ཁ་དང་། 

ཚེས་ ༡༨ རེས་གཟའ་ཉི་མའི་དགོང་དྲོ་ཆུ་ཚོད།  ༥ པ་ལ་བཀའ་དབང་།

Public Audiences with His Holiness

Saturday, June 17, 2023

9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Registration is not required. 
Audiences on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Mahasiddha Thangtong Gyalpo’s Long-Life Initiation

Sunday, June 18, 2023
5:00 PM

Donate for regular tickets at the door.
Get your ticket starting at 3:30 PM
Adults: $40 each person
Students, teens, and children (age 4+): $10

Donate for sponsor and VIP tickets in advance via PayPal:

ས་གནས།  Location for both programs: 

Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403

His Holiness the Sakya Trichen will bestow a long-life initiation from the tradition of Thangtong Gyalpo. This long-life practice combines prayers to Amitabha (Buddha of Limitless Light), Amitayus (Buddha of Boundless Life), Hayagriva, Padmasambhava, and Thangtong Gyalpo.  Through this practice, we aspire to accomplish longevity and removal of obstacles, to support our Dharma practice in order to achieve buddhahood and benefit all sentient beings.

Thangtong Gyalpo was born in fourteenth-century Tibet and lived for over 100 years. He is renowned for many accomplishments as a Buddhist adept, physician, blacksmith, architect, founder of Tibetan opera, and pioneering civil engineer. He built numerous temples and metal bridges throughout the Himalayan region.

His Holiness the Sakya Trichen is the supreme head of the Buddhist Sakyapa Order and serves as the spiritual director and as a board member of Sakya Thupten Dargye Ling, the Minnesota Sakya Center.

Born in Tibet in 1945, His Holiness is from the noble Khön family—whose predecessors date to the early days of Tibetan history, were disciples of Guru Padmasambhava, and established the Sakya school in the eleventh century. Widely regarded as the living embodiment of Manjushri, he holds the unbroken lineage to an ocean of sutra and tantra teachings. He imparts the Buddhist teachings of wisdom and compassion extensively around the world, and works tirelessly to establish and support monasteries, nunneries, and educational institutions.

འབྲེལ་གཏུག་ཁ་པར། Contact phone numbers:
མཁན་པོ།  Khenpo: (612) 479-5748  or    
ཆོས་ཉིད།  Choe Ni: (952) 215-5524


Programs organized by Sakya Thupten Dargye Ling,
the Minnesota Sakya Center