- USA & Canada
His Holiness The Sakya Trichen: A talk and book launch for Freeing the Heart and Mind
The Rubin Museum of Art
150 West 17th Street,
New York, USA
Apr 23, 2018
Detail: His Holiness Kyabgon Gongma Sakya Trichen Rinpoche, the forty-first head of the Sakya School of Tibetan Buddhism, gives a special talk on the eighth-century Buddhist master Padmasambhava, who is said to have prophesied the achievements of thirteenth-century Drogön Chögyal Phagpa. The Second Buddha anticipated that the fifth leader of the Sakya School would bring Vajrayana Buddhism to China. Indeed, he became the first imperial preceptor under Kublai Khan and thus converted the Mongols to Tibetan Buddhism. Evoking the lama mani tradition, the Sakya Trichen will use tangkas on stage of the Second Buddha and Chögyal Phagpa to introduce the texts in his new book, Freeing the Heart and Mind, Part Two: Chogyal Phagpa on the Buddhist Path, and demonstrate with his customary clarity the relevance of these historic texts today.
The full ticket option includes a copy of Freeing the Heart and Mind, Part Two, attendance of blessing of the Rubin’s Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room in the Sakya tradition by His Holiness (at 6:15 PM), and preferred seating in the theater.
Copies of part 1 and part 2 of Freeing the Heart and Mind will be available for purchase in the shop.
This talk will be also be viewable as a Facebook Livestream.