History

When His Holiness Sakya Trizin founded Sakya Guru Monastery in 1960,  the oldest part of the monastery, i.e. the prayer hall existed already. Since then, the big yellow building with the monks quarters, classrooms, and a kitchen with dining hall in the ground floor was added.

Many important events took place in our monastery. Here we will just list some of the highlights. You are invited to add your own posts to this sections. Any comments, photos, and hints are welcome. We will integrate them in our chronicles.

CHRONICLES

2009

His Eminence Sakya Dhungsey Avikrita Rinpoche visits Sakya Guru Monastery

H.E. Sakya Dhungsey Avikrita Rinpoche visits Ghoom Monastery in Darjeeling, India with his brother H.E. Abhaya Rinpoche and his mother Dagmo Lhanze

His Eminence Sakya Dungse Avikrita Vajra Rinpoche presiding as Vajra Master over the annual Vajrakilaya Grand Ceremony at Sakya Guru Monastery in Ghoom, Darjeeling, accompanied by his younger brother, H.E. Khondung Abhaya Vajra Sakya

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Vajrakilaya Drubchen

1999

His Holiness Jigdal Dagchen Rinpoche from Seattle Monastery visits Sakya Guru Monastery

His Holiness Jigdal Dagchen Sakya Rinpoche gives Lamdre Teachings at Ghoom Monastery in 1999

Dagchen Rinpoche spent six to eight hours each day teaching, reading, chanting and bestowing many empowerments, including the Hevajra empowerment, which begins with the creation of a sand mandala and takes two days to complete.

His student Chuck Pettis from Seattle Sakya Monastery wrote: “When I did the Mandala Offering at Lamdre, I experienced a great feeling of altruism, love and concern for all the people and animals in the Darjeeling area and even all over the world. I consider the Lamdre teachings to be the most significant spiritual practice in my life and I am grateful to have received these rare and precious teachings.” (http://67.222.38.201/pdf/Sakya_Newsletter_Fall_2005.pdf)

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