Inspired from a letter of practical Dharma advice sent by a revered Sakya master to a disciple in the 14th century, H.E. Avikrita Vajra Rinpoche explores the integration of the essential elements of the Mahayana or “Great Vehicle” to enlightenment in everyday life. In this first of a three-part teaching, Rinpoche explains the foundations to living the way of wisdom and compassion.
The Essence of the Mahayana - Part 1: The Foundations, by H.E. Avikrita Rinpoche
Being Present with Pain and Loss
A short video reflection from H.E. Avikrita Rinpoche in answer to a question posed by a Sakya Monastery member.
Aspiration for Success, A Dharma Lecture
In this teaching, Rinpoche will illuminate the meaning to the Buddha’s “Aspiration for Success”, explaining how the practice and understanding of the six perfections can bring about our temporal and spiritual goals. Rinpoche and some of his monks will lead the chanting of the prayer at the end of the teaching, which all will be able to follow through subtitles.
Coronavirus Pandemic from Buddhist point of view
“In Conversation With Tibet TV” interview featuring His Eminence Avikrita Vajra Sakya Rinpoche.
Avikrita Vajra Rinpoche interviewed about his new book "Wake Up To What Matters"
Before returning to India from Seattle in March 2020, Rinpoche sat down with Ellen Braun to answer questions for this podcast on his book “Wake Up to What Matters” (Shambhala Publications).
Video: Parnashavari Smoke Puja
At the request of H.E. Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, H.E. Avikrita Rinpoche recently composed a sang-cho (smoke puja) of Parnashavari, which Avikrita Rinpoche and Abhaya Rinpoche led for the first time in Dzongsar today with a limited select group of Khenpos. The ceremony will be performed every day in rotation by Dzongsar monks for the time being.
Parnashavari prayers protect one from the danger of diseases. You can find a translation of the dharani of Arya Parnasavari by Abhaya Rinpoche here: https://www.sakya.org/2020/02/prayer-for-the-coronavirus-outbreak
Video: 2019 Bhadracarya Festival in Lumbini
A short video of His Eminence Sakya Dhungsey Avikrita Vajra Rinpoche at this year’s Bhadracarya Festival in Lumbini, Nepal.
Video: H.E. Avikrita Vajra Rinpoche interviewed in Lumbini, Nepal
From Bodhi TV in Lumbini, Nepal:
His Eminence Sakya Dhungsey Avikrita Vajra Rinpoche (Ngawang Kunga Theckchog Gyurme Dorje) talks about the essence of Buddhist and importance and different ways of learning the nature of the dharma.
Video: Action Without Anger
A short video presentation by H.E. Sakya Khöndung Avikrita Rinpoche titled “Action Without Anger”
The video addresses this main question:
“Rinpoche, I’m very worried about many issues facing my community, my country and our planet, and feel that is my responsibility as both a global citizen and practitioner of the Bodhisattva path to contribute toward overcoming these problems. However, sometimes I am also worried that this is at odds with my Dharma practice because I find myself getting not just upset and stressed out but really angry and even enraged at the perpetrators of the injustice and pain our world faces. What’s your advice?”
Download the text that Avikrita Rinpoche disusses: The Aspiration for Success
Video: The Art of Keeping Cool
This is a short video from H.E. Avikrita Rinpoche on the Art of Keeping Cool.
Now we are entering the ‘year of the bird’ but let’s make sure it’s not a year of the angry bird! We need the Buddhist Art of Keeping Cool to empower clarity of mind and strength of heart, and thereby bring about a truly auspicious Year of the Fire Rooster.
Video: The Joy Of Giving
A special teaching on the Joy of Giving by our Head Lama, H.E. Khöndung Avikrita Sakya Rinpoche This timely teaching is thoughtful, humorous, and beneficial to all community members. Many young monks from the Sakya Heritage Foundation in India are also featured in a charming skit section of the teaching!
Video: Nine Stages of Mind Abiding
H.E. Avikrita Vajra Rinpoche presents a sequel to his video on the 7 Point Posture that focuses on the Nine Stages of Mind Abiding as an introduction to Buddhist meditation practice aimed for young practitioners.
Video: The 7 Point Posture
Instruction on how to sit for meditation by H.E. Avikrita Vajra Rinpoche. Both informative and fun!
Video: How Can I Get One Pointed Meditation?
H.E. Avikrita Vajra Rinpoche answers a student’s question about meditation with insight and humor.