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Freeing the Heart and Mind

Part Three: Teachings of the Sakya Path

Published by Wisdom Publications
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About The Book

A plain-English introduction to a major school of Tibetan Buddhism, by His Holiness the Sakya Trichen, its emeritus head.


Collected from teachings by His Holiness, this book is a warm and comprehensive introduction to the Buddhist path as told by the patriarch of the Sakya order. His Holiness offers explanations of the philosophical tenets of the Mahayana path and in particular the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism—giving down-to-earth advice for practicing in the world today, including

• the principles of tantra,
• the value of retreat,
• the history of the Sakya lineage,
• ecology from a Buddhist perspective,
• biographies of great women practitioners,
• and other fascinating topics.

This is a must-read for anyone interested in following a Buddhist spiritual path.

About The Author

His Holiness the Sakya Trichen is the revered forty-first throne holder of the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism, which dates back to 1073. He is a member of the Khon family, who have been important teachers of Buddhism in Tibet since the eighth century. A brilliant master, he manifests profound wisdom and compassion, and his command of English renders his teachings particularly beneficial to students in the West. He was born in 1945 in Sakya, Tibet, and in 1959 escaped with tens of thousands of Tibetan people to India, where he continues to live and work tirelessly to rebuild the Sakya tradition. He has guided the establishment of over thirty monasteries in India and Nepal and has helped found Sakya centers around the world. His seat in North America is Tsechen Kunchab Ling in Walden, New York.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Wisdom Publications (May 12, 2020)
  • Length: 176 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781614296331

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