Last Updated 20 Aug 2012
His Holiness, Sakya Trizin (Spiritual Patron)
Our Spiritual Patron
In the Sakyapa tradition, taking the 2-day Wang Chen+ or Major Empowerment (with some exceptions) is an all-important pre-requisite before taking the Jehnang, Chin Lab or Ridteg.
As advice by our Spiritual Patron, our Centre adopted the Annutarayoga Tantra 2-day Major Empowerment as the Wang Chen that precedes all Jehnangs, and Chin Labs (Blessings) in our Centre for newcomers.
As advice, the following Teachers will be our Centre regular preceptors for the 2-day Major Empowerment*:
+ Please refer to our audio Recordings section for more information on Wang Chen given by His Holiness.
* This list will be updated regularly. Kindly note that the names of other high lamas who are not in the list do not mean that they are not qualified to give Wang Chen elsewhere. Lamas who meet conditions are qualified to give Wang Chen.
Our Centre had conducted a course on topics related to the Triple Visions from 2007-2011 (see audio recordings).
Invited Teachers were:
His Eminence Khondoong Ratna Vajra Sakya Rinpoche
Khenpo, Sakya Centre, Rajpur, India
Director, Sakya Centre, Rajpur, India
Khenpo, Puruwala Institute (College), India
Khenpo, Sakya College, Mussoorie, India
Khenchen, Dzongsar Institute (College)
Khenpo, Rimbick Shedar (College), Ghoom, India
Khenpo, Mongod Shedar (College), India
We had invited many high lamas to give Teachings on other important Dharma topics which include Sages’ Intent, Mind trainings (eg. Parting from the Four Clinging and Seven Points Mind Training), Uttara Tantra, Madhyamaka etc.
Previous Resident Monks from Sakya Centre, India:
Late Ven. Ponlop Tashi Tenzin (1980-4)
Ven. Yonten Zangpo (1981-3)
Ven. Dorje Gyaltsen (1984-2008)
Ven. Jamyang Lekshey (1984-5)
Late Ven. Khentrul Jamyang Sengge (2000-8)
Ven. Kalsang (2008-9)
Ven. Gelong (2009)
Ven. Ngawang Gyatso (2010-1)
Ven. Dhargye (2010-1)
Ven. Khentrul Trinley Thubten (2011-2)
Ven. Khenpo Dorje Gyaltshen (2012-present)
[ Years of stay are approximate only.]
Note: Resident Monks’ main role is to perform daily Tara Pujas, Mahakala Pujas and maintain the shrines in the temple. They also give blessings to visitors and consultations, and participate in rituals.