Friday, 16 July 2010

His Holiness Sakya Trizin at Rigpa Berlin

On 3 July 2010, His Holiness Sakya Trizin arrived at Rigpa's centre in Berlin to a traditional welcome.

Photo by Alexander Lauber

Photo by Jana Biedka

In the evening he gave taught on the Six Paramitas to nearly 300 students from different Buddhist groups, and to people new to Buddhism. At the same time, more than 20 Rigpa centres around the world joined the teaching via live video streaming.

Over the next two days His Holiness bestowed a very special Vajrakilaya empowerment of the Khön lineage.

L-R: Rangdrol Rinpoche, Tulku Pema, Pema Wangyal Rinpoche, Jigme Khyentse Rinpoche and Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche 
Photo by Alexander Lauber

Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, Pema Wangyal Rinpoche, Jigme Khyentse Rinpoche, Rangdrol Rinpoche and Tulku Pema were also in Berlin and came to the Rigpa centre to offer their respects to His Holiness and to receive the empowerment.

Photo by Ane Damcho Drolma

His Holiness Sakya Trizin is the throne holder of the Sakya order of Tibetan Buddhism. He also is the 41st patriarch of the Khön lineage which dates back to 1073. He is a childhood friend of Sogyal Rinpoche and he regularly gives teachings and empowerments to the Rigpa Sangha.

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