This page is dedicated to research and translations on the Sakya Trizin (throne-holders), and people and texts connected to them.
The Sakya Trizin ( ས་སྐྱ་ཁྲི་འཛིན།, sa skya khri ‘dzin) is the traditional title of the head of the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism. The Sakya school was founded in 1073 CE, when Khön Könchog Gyalpo (འཁོན་དཀོན་མཆོག་རྒྱལ་པོ།, ‘khon dkon mchog rgyal po; 1034–1102), a member of Tibet’s noble Khön family, established a monastery in the region of Sakya, Tibet, which became the headquarters of the Sakya order. Since that time, its leadership has descended within the Khön family.
Research and Translations
2nd Sakya Trizin, Bari Lotsawa
3rd Sakya Trizin, Sachen Kunga Nyingpo
6th Sakya Trizin, Sakya Paṇḍita, Kunga Gyeltsen
14th Sakya Trizin, Lama Dampa Gyeltsen
Other Sakya lineages and practice
THE ‘SINGLE-SITTING’ VEGETARIAN PRACTICE: Sakya Ngorchen Kunga Zangpo’s vegetarianism; Kālacakra master, Śākyaśrī and the four monastic communities (Joden Tshogpa Zhi); the Gedun Gangpa’s monastic ordination of the 4th-8th Karmapas