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SAKYA
TIBETAN SAKYA TRADITION

The Sakya tradition, one of the four major branches of Buddhism in Tibet, played a significant role in the development and spread of the new Tantras that were introduced to Tibet in the 11th century. In 1264, with Kublai Khan’s granting of religious and secular rulership to Chogyal Phagpa, the Sakya-pas became the principal political power in Tibet. The political rulership was relinquished in 1354, but the unique Sakya religious tradition continued to flourish and is now vibrantly present in many parts of the world.
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The Five Founders of the Sakya Order. Center: Sachen Kunga Nyingpo; top left: Sonam Tsemo; top right: Dragpa Gyaltsen; lower left: Sakya Pandita; lower right: Chogyal Phagpa

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MASTERS & TEACHERS

Biographies:
His Holiness the 41st Sakya Trizin
His Eminence Ratna Vajra Rinpoche
His Eminence Gyana Vajra Rinpoche

Founders:
Sachen Kunga Nyingpo
Loppon Sonam Tsemo
Jetsun Dragpa Gyaltsen
Sakya Pandita: The Great Sage of Tibet
Drogon Chogyal Phagpa


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