Books & Publications

Freeing the Heart and the Mind

Part Two: Chogyal Phagpa on the Buddhist Path

His Holiness the Sakya Trichen

His Holiness the Sakya Trichen, the forty-first head of the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism, with his trademark clarity and deep wisdom here unpacks two texts by the legendary thirteenth-century Drogön Chögyal Phagpa—A Gift of Dharma to Kublai Khan and A Garland of Jewels, the second of which was written as advice for Prince Gibek Timur—are marvels of insight.

Freeing the Heart and Mind takes these two texts, written initially for royalty, and reveals how their timeless lessons—how to meditate, the personal characteristics we should cultivate, and the states on the path to buddhahood—can be incorporated into our lives today. >> Read more.

Freeing the Heart and the Mind

Introduction to the Buddhist Path

His Holiness the Sakya Trichen

His Holiness the Sakya Trizin, the head of the glorious Sakya lineage, one of the four primary schools of Tibetan Buddhism, presents here the essential Buddhist teachings of the four noble truths, universal compassion, and the proper motivation for practice. This book opens by sharing a private teaching His Holiness gave to a young newcomer seeking to understand this great master’s spiritual heritage. His Holiness’s advice inspires us to integrate the living power of these teachings into our daily lives. >> Read more.

Three Visions

Fundamental Teachings of the Sakya Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism

By Ngorchen Konchog Lhundrub
Translated by Lobsang Dagpa and Jay Goldberg

The most profound and fundamental teaching of the Sakya tradition of Tibetan Buddhism is that of the Path Including Its Result. This unique teaching of Virupa, one of India’s extraordinary Mahasiddhas, covers the entire Buddhist path from the time of entering the spiritual discipline up to the attainment of full and perfect enlightenment. It serves as a manual for contemplating and meditating upon the various stages leading to the final result of ultimate happiness and liberation. The Three Visions examines the state of those experiencing suffering, those engaged in the methods leading towards freedom from unhappiness and misery, and those fully enlightened ones who have attained the highest goal of omniscient awakening. >> Read more.

Treasures of the Sakya Lineage

Teachings from the Masters

Khenpo Migmar Tseten

Treasures of the Sakya Lineage is a rich collection of teachings by both contemporary and ancient Sakya masters, showing a thousand years of lineage continuity. It provides an overview of the history, view, key lineage figures, and crucial teachings of the oldest continuously operating institution among the four lineages of Tibetan Buddhism.

The Sakya School has long been known for its balanced approach to study and practice. The writings of Sakya scholars have been deeply influential in every school of Tibetan Buddhism and they continue to be now. >> Read more.

Melody of Dharma


MELODY OF DHARMA is a publication of the Sakya Dolma Phodrang in India dedicated to the Dharma activities of His Holiness the Sakya Trizin.

The most recent issue, as well as all past archived issues are now available to read or download online.