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:

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