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 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.

Short Avalokiteshvara (Chenrezi) retreat will be held on 2nd December (Sunday) with the leadership of Venerable Khenpo Kalsang

The first meditation session will start at 10 am. In the morning we will have a longer session, after the lunch from 2 pm there will be two shorter meditation sessions separated by a short 10-15 minutes interval. Under the retreat we will perform the practice of Avalokiteshvara (Chenrezi). Avalokiteshvara (Tib. Chenrezi) embodies the universal compassion of all Buddhas. He is considered the patron Bodhisattva of Tibet and his meditation is practiced in all the great lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. It is believed that every person, whose heart is moved by love and compassion, who deeply and sincerely act for the benefit of others, expresses the activity of Avalokiteshvara. Performing his practice purifies negative karmas and obscurations and helps to develop compassion for all the sentient beings.

The program is free of charge. Donations are welcome.
Please register to the event via e-mail. (sakyahungary@com)

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 Avalokiteshvara (Chenrezi) szadhana
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