Office of HHJD Sakya & Phuntsok Phodrang

You can download H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Dorje Chang Sakya's Swift Rebirth Prayer: HERE

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H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya's Birthday Celebration

Below are some photos from the birthday celebrations held in Seattle and New York on November 2, 2014 for H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya. Enjoy!

Letter From H.E. Dhungsey Avikrita Vajra Rinpoche on the Early Masters of Phuntsok Phodrang

On May 10, 2014, H.E. Dhungsey Avikrita Vajra Rinpoche wrote a letter to his younger brother H.E. Dhungsey Abhaya Vajra Rinpoche about the early masters of the Phuntsok Phodrang lineage. As it contains so much helpful information, Dhungsey Avikrita Rinpoche has consented to letting us share it with you online.

To read the letter, please click on the image below:


Early Masters Letter


Letters Honoring H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya

At Sakya Monastery's 30th Anniversary Celebration, H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya was presented with letters from the State of Washington's Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs and from Central Tibetan Association's Department of Religion and Culture (Dharamsala, India) honoring his lifelong commitment to Buddhism and Tibetan Culture.

To read these letters, please click on the images below:


HHJDS Letter 1   HHJDS Letter 2    HHJDS Letter 3

H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya Birthday Celebration

HHJDS Birthday

Last Sunday, November 3, 2013, we celebrated H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya's birthday here at Sakya Monastery. We recited long life prayers, offered mandalas and katags, and enjoyed cake afterwards. But we weren't the only ones celebrating. All over the world, Sakya Centers were also honoring H.H. J.D. Sakya on his birthday.

Below are speeches, poems, photos, and audio recordings of the celebrations. Enjoy!


Khenpo Jampa's speech (in Tibetan) honoring H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya

Board President David Spiekerman's birthday speech for H.H. Jidgal Dagchen Sakya

The Light of Primordial Faith (in Tibetan) A Long Life Poem for H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya by Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche

Birthday wishes to H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya (in Tibetan) from New York City Sakya Center


Birthday Celebration for H.H. J.D. Sakya at Sakya Monastery, 11-03-2013

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Birthday wishes for H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya, by Ngawang Zaingpo

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Photos from celebrations in India and Taiwan:

(click on thumbnails to see full-size images)  

Sakya Monastery Celebratory Dinner and Fundraiser

Dear Friends,

The members of Sakya Monastery and the Tibetan community will host a celebratory dinner on November 9, 2013 to thank H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya for his meritorious and successful efforts and dedication to preserve the Tibetan culture and religion.  The event is also fundraiser for a major renovation project – replacement of the old and leaky Sakya Monastery roof. It is incumbent that the unique murals, statues, and other sacred objects at Sakya Monastery be preserved and protected from the wet Seattle winters!

To read our fundraising letter, please download it here (includes a mailable registration form): 2013 Fundraising Letter

Event Details:
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Doors Open at 5:00 pm
Silent Auction begins at 5:30 pm
Dinner begins at 6:30 pm

Nordic Heritage Museum,
3014 NW 67th St
Seattle, WA 98117

Cost: $50/person
Please RSVP by October 21st to Sakya Monastery (, 206-789-2573). Payment must be received before November 1, 2013.
(Note: Childcare will be available at Sakya Monastery for a nominal fee as the event is for adults only.)

You can register for the event:
Event is full, registration is closed

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