sakya tashi choling

Meditation Center
Budapest VIII.ker.
Pál utca 3.
Bel nr 29



Budapest 1039
Királyok utja 38.
Kovács József,
06 20 935 7999


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Venerable Khenpo Kalsang will bestow Simhamukha Empowerment and Teaching on 4th December (Monday) at 6 pm.
Simhamukha (Wrathful Lion-Headed Dakini) is a wrathful manifestation of Guhyajnana Dakini, who was the principal Dakini teacher of Padmasambhava in the country of Uddiyana. Simhamukhas special functions are removing obstacles that may assault the practitioner and subduing of negative energy. The practice of Simhamukha is also beneficial in overcoming difficulties related to both health and environment, and can help in decreasing of natural disasters and disturbances. Simhamukha is a Jnana Dakini or wisdom goddess. Spiritually, she represents the transformation of anger or wrath into enlightened awareness, and psychically or magically, she accomplishes the subduing of violent energies. Nevertheless, despite her wrathful appearance and her magical activities, Simhamukha is a manifestation of the enlightened awareness of the Buddha and her nature is compassion.

The story of Simhamukha
One day Lama Bari Lotsawa had a debate with a Hindu Master called Kalden Jalpo. The winner was Lama Bari Lotsawa that is why the Hindu Master became very angry and told to Bari Lotsawa that in 7 days he will use black magic against him. Lama Bari Lotsawa was laughing at him and left the Master without any reply. Later he told this story to the Tibetan Master - Lama Dorje Denpa. The Master suggested to him to make offerings to the Triple Gem, to the Dakinis, in this case all suffering and obstacles will disappear. Lama Bari Lotsawa followed the instructions and as a result Simhamukha appeared in front of him and said to the Lama that no need to be afraid of the Hindu Master. Bari Lotsawa went to Bodhgaya and in the Eastern part under a big rock he found syllables made by gold. These letters were the main syllables of the precious Mantra of Simhamukha having the meaning of long life, lucky signs, power, magic and protection. The letters were accompanied by hundred thousands Dakinis as a sign that he found very special and glorious things. Lama Bari Lotsawa took the syllables and brought them to Tibet. He started to practice Simhamukha right away and completed it without any break. In Tibet he bestowed teachings and empowerments to the great Master-Kunga Nyingpo. This time considered to be as the beginning of Simhamukha practices in the Sakya tradition. Due to the effectiveness of the practices Lama Bari Lotsawa was able to purify everything and remove all obstacles. Therefore the magic of the Hindu Master was not working against him.
Everyone is welcome!
Price: 4000 Ft
Please register via e-mail: Address: 1085 Budapest, Pál utca 3. / II. floor (Bell No.:29)

Dear guest,
Our religious community follows the tradition of the Sakya Tibetan Buddhism. Our goal is to preserve the complete Buddhist doctrine, to practice it regularly and to make it accessible to interested people throughout the world irrespective of race, religion, nationality or belief.

Our resident Lama - Venerable Lama Kalsang was sent by His Holiness the 41st Sakya Trizin in 2006 to Hungary. He bestows  initiations and teachings not only in Hungary but also in other European countries.

We are happy to inform you that in Budapest, Hungary at Sakya Tashi Choling on 27 July 2017 (Tibetan calendar: 4th June) on the holy day of Chökor Düchen – that commemorates the anniversary, upon which Lord Buddha turned the Wheel of Dharma in Sarnath, India for the first time and bestowed the teaching of the Four Noble Truth – His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin Ratna Vajra Rinpoche conferred the title of Khenpo (Abbot) to Venerable Lama Kalsang Nyima in appreciation for his tireless Dharma activities. With all our hearts we wish Venerable Khenpo Kalsang very healthy and long life filled with happiness and abundant blessings! May all of his wishes and aspirations be quickly fulfilled!
On the afternoon of 27th of March 2010, His Eminence Dungsey Akasha Vajra Rinpoche came into this world in New Delhi, India. His Eminence is the first grandson of His Holiness the Sakya Trizin, and second child of His Eminence Ratna Vajra Rinpoche and of his wife Her Eminence Dagmo Kalden Dunkyi. His Eminence’s birth took place on the 12th day of the 2nd month of the Tibetan calendar, anniversary of the Paranirvana of Jetsun Drakpa Gyaltsen, one of the Five Founding Fathers of the Sakya School of Tibetan Buddhism. His birth was accompanied by a slight earthquake in New Delhi, an auspicious sign that a great being had entered this world.

Brief Introduction to the Sakya Lineage

The Sakya Tradition—one of the major Tibetan Buddhist traditions—was founded in 1073 by Khön Konchok Gyalpo, who established the first monastery as the seat of Sakya tradition, at a place called “Sakya” in the region of the Ponpo Ri mountain range. Subsequently, the five Founding Masters of Sakya initiated the common and uncommon teachings and caused the teachings of Sakya including the auxiliary sciences to flourish. Since then, the lineage and its followers have been called “Sakyapa”.
The unbroken succession of lineage holders bear the three supreme names of ‘mtshan mchhog gsum ldan’, known as the Celestial Race, the Khön Clan and Sakya-pa. Through them, the great teachings of the Sakya Tradition are preserved and continue to flourish to the present day.
His Holiness the 41st Sakya Trizin, Ngawang Kunga Thegchen Palbar Trinley Samphel Wangi Gyalpo, saw with his vast vision that in the current degenerate time it would be beneficial to change the throne holder succession system, even though this diverges from the established Sakya tradition, creating a new era.
On 8th May, 2014, the new historical throne holder succession system was unanimously resolved by the Dolma Phodrang and Phuntsok Phodrang, with His Holiness the Sakya Trizin announcing the same on 11th December 2014 during the 23rd Great Sakya Mönlam for Universal Peace in Lumbini.
The resolution detailed the tenure, assumption of throne holder position by seniority and the prerequisite qualifications to become the throne holder. The qualification includes the complete fulfillment of studies of all the basic rites and rituals of Sakya tradition, studies in all the major philosophies, receiving empowerments, reading transmissions, pith instructions, mastering the teachings of the ancestral Dharma teachings of Lamdre Tsogshey and Lamdre Lobshey along with other important teachings and empowerments, and having accomplished the basic recitation retreat on Hevajra and other important yidam deities.

In March 2017, His Holiness Ratna Vajra Rinpoche, Ngawang Kunga Lodro Wangchuk Rinchen Jigme Trinley, who is endowed with above mentioned qualifications, officially ASCENDED to the Sakya Throne to become the 42nd Sakya Trizin, the first throne holder under the new system.

The most important events in our history

1986. His Holiness Sakya Trizin mandates Joseph Kovacs to establish a Hungarian sakya center called Sakya Tashi Choling.
During his  first visit in Hungary His Holiness is bestowing White Tara empowerment,hundreds of people are taking refuge
Our center is officially registered as church.
During his second visit His Holiness is bestowing the Major Avalokitesvara empowerment and the very special Guruyoga with Sakya Pandita empowerment.
During the first visit of Her Eminence Jetsun Kushola  is bestowing the 21 Tara empowerment and many people take refuge again
. Renting the first meditation room
2004. Her Eminence is bestowing White Tara and Vajrapani Bhutadamara empowerments

2006. Venerable Lama Kalsang our resident lama sent by His Holiness  is arriving

2006. Her Eminence is bestowing Hevajra empowerment
His Holiness is bestowing Rig Sum Gungpo empowerment and teaching us the Gift of Dharma
. Her Eminence is bestowing the very precious Vajrajogini empowerment belonging to the Anutarayoga and giving us the very rare 7 day teaching of Vajrayogini.
. Moving to a bigger center

2010.H.E. Gyana Vajra Rinpche bestowing Mahakala and Kurukulle empowerments.

2011 H.E.Ratna Vajra Rinpoche bestowing Vajrakilaya empowerment and teaching.
2014 H.E.Ratna Vajra Rinpoche bestowing Avalokitasvara and Kurukulle empowerment and teaching.
Since his arrival Venerable Lama Kalsang has bestowed us with different empowerments, like Tara, Medicine Buddha,Vajrapani, White Mahakala, Dzambala and teaches us on regular basis, also the Triple Vision.

6.00 pm  Rig Sum Gonpo
6.30 pm Sine meditation
Preliminary practice
Guru Rinpoche
6.00 pm White Tara
6.45 pm Vajrapani Bhutadamara
8.30 am Hevajra(only with empowerment)
9.00 am Tara
Sakya Tashi Choling meditation room: Bp.VIII. kerület Pál utca 3.II.emelet. Bell nr.29