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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Dear Friends,
We are very happy to announce the upcoming visit of His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin Ratna Vajra Rinpoche to Sakya Tashi Choling (Budapest Hungary).
His Holiness will bestow the following programs on:
- 25th July at 6 pm Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) Initiation according to the Apong Terton Tradition and Teaching
- 26th July at 6 pm Medicine Buddha Initiation and Teaching
- 27th July at 6 pm Teaching on ‘The Obstacles of Spiritual Practice and the Right Method to Overcome’.
The programs will take place at TEREM Budapest. (Address: 1052 Budapest, Piarista köz 2.) Fees: 8,000 Ft/day.
The full program costs 20,000 Ft. If you wish to attend, please register via email as soon as possible. ( Everyone is welcome!

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.

Guru Rinpoche (or known as Padmasambhava) means ‘Lotus-born One’, which refers to Guru Rinpoche’s miraculous birth from a lotus in India-Oddiyana.
He is also referred as the second Buddha, as he is so important for assisting in the founding of Tibetan Buddhism. Due to his activity Dharma was firmly established in Tibet.
Guru Rinpoche was born in the 8th century and he was a great tantric Master and famous for performing miracles. Through the result of his tantric practices, he transformed the negative spirits (that prevented Buddhism from flourishing) into protectors of the Buddhist Dharma.

The practice of Medicine Buddha is a very useful method in order to develop abilities, which are effective for healing others and ourselves.
If we do the practice diligently and properly, we can decrease the suffering and can reduce both the physical and mental sicknesses efficiently.
In addition to this, it also helps us to heal inner illnesses like attachment, hatred and ignorance.

About His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin Ratna Vajra Rinpoche
His Holiness Khondung Ratna Vajra Rinpoche, the eldest son of His Holiness the 41st Szakja Trizin, is considered one of the most highly qualified lineage masters of Tibetan Buddhism. Renowned for his erudition and the clarity of his teachings, Rinpoche belongs to the prestigious Szakja Khön family, whose successive generations have provided an unbroken lineage of outstanding masters.
Born on 19th November, 1974 in Dehradun, India, His Holiness was, from birth, the recipient of countless blessings, empowerments and teachings from His Holiness the 41st Szakja Trizin as well as many other learned and accomplished masters. Rinpoche’s formal education began when he was six years old, under the tutorship of Venerable Rinchen Sangpo, with the study of Tibetan reading, writing, grammar, memorisation and recitation of basic prayers and rituals. In 1987, when His Holiness was twelve, he passed his first major examination at the Sakya Centre in Rajpur, Dehradun. Two years later, he completed his basic studies of the major rituals and scriptures of the tradition. In 1990, Rinpoche joined the Sakya College where he studied mainly Buddhist philosophy under the late Khenpo Migmar Tsering. In 1998, after years of rigorous training, His Holiness completed his studies there and was awarded the Kachupa degree, “master of ten scriptures“. In addition to his philosophical studies, His Holiness received many exoteric and esoteric teachings, empowerments, blessings, initiations, oral transmissions, explanations and pith instructions, mainly from His Holiness the 41st Sakya Trizin, and also from many other important lineage masters, including His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, His Eminence Chogye Trichen Rinpoche, His Eminence Luding Khenchen Rinpoche, and Khenchen Appey Rinpoche. Starting from the early age of twelve, His Holiness has completed numerous meditation retreats, including the rigorous and complete Hevajra retreat, one of the prerequisites for bestowing the Lamdre empowerments.
Among all his precious teachers, His Holiness the 41st Sakya Trizin has always been, and continues to be, his main Root Guru and source of guidance and inspiration.
In 2002, after a long search for a suitable wife, Her Eminence Dagmo Kalden Dunkyi, was chosen, in the age-old Sakya tradition of holy divination, to be the spiritual consort of His Holiness. They have three children together, who are also being brought up in accordance with the ancient Buddhist traditions of scholarship.
With wisdom and compassion, His Holiness continues to regularly transmit numerous empowerments and teachings at renowned Buddhist institutes such as the Sakya Institute, the Dzongsar Institute, Sakya College, Tantric College, International Buddhist Academy, and countless other schools, centres, and monasteries all over the world.
In 2017, His Holiness will inherit the mantle of leadership from his esteemed father and Root Guru, in his new capacity as His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin of the Sakya tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. In doing so, he will continue to guide and inspire Dharma students from all over the world with his wisdom, genuine qualities of unaffected simplicity, humility and complete honesty, by presenting the Buddha’s teachings in the most authentic way, while maintaining the purity of Buddhist traditions.

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