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There are 4 major Buddhist sects in Tibet, The Gelugpa of whom I think the Dalai Lama is the head, The Kargu of whom I think the Karmapa is the Head, the Nyingmapa, perhaps the least publicized the Sakya Sect of whom Sakya Trizin zRinpoche is the head. My first exposure to Buddhism was through the Sakya order and meeting Sakya Dhezhung Rinpoche in the early 80s. Another great Sakya teacher is a woman, Jetsun Kushela near Vancouver. But this is a video interview with the Titular leader Sakya Trizin zRinpoche, who you will notice is married and does not shave his head like a monk.

What is evident is the calm serenity, and seeming down to earthness of the zRinpoche, He doesn't make things hard to understand at all, but presents himself in a simple easy to understand manner, something perhaps we could all learn from.

10 Questions for His Holiness Sakya Trizin
to me, the signs of a successful practice are happiness and a cessation of suffering, buddhism often gives me this; not all the answers.

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Re: Interview with Sakya Trizin, leader of the Sakya Tibetan Religion
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2013, 07:31:09 am »
There are 4 major Buddhist sects in Tibet, The Gelugpa of whom I think the Dalai Lama is the head,

That's incorrect.  The Ganden Tripa is the leader of the Gelug.  The current Ganden Tripa is Thubten Nyima Lungtok Tenzin Norbu.

The Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader of Tibet.  Until his recent retirement, the DL was also the political / secular leader as well.

Not to worry though, John.  A lot of people mistakenly think that the DL leads the Gelug lineage.

I understand that Sakya Trizin Rinpoche is awesome.

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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2013, 11:15:57 am »
thats why I put Dalai Lama I think, thanks for the correction, one of the web references was calling Sakya Trizin second only to the Dalai Lama, but that's probably written from a Sakya perspective,
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« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2013, 11:49:25 am »
thats why I put Dalai Lama I think, thanks for the correction, one of the web references was calling Sakya Trizin second only to the Dalai Lama, but that's probably written from a Sakya perspective,

He probably is second only to HHDL.  The same might be said about The Karmapa or the head on the Nyingma, too.  Even still the heads of these lineages have a lot of autonomy.  For example, HHDL repudiated Dorje Shugden practice some years ago.  The other Tibetan lineages did not follow lockstep in repudiating the practice because DS is a Gelug protector - nothing to do with other lineages.  HHDL mentions this lack of authority in several books.

Anyway,  I'll check out the interview over the weekend.

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« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2013, 12:26:50 pm »
On his website it mentions that in the 1200s and 1300s the Sakyas were the actual leaders of Tibet, and one Sakya saint the personal instructor to Kublai Khan, in fact this relationship protected Tibet from Khan's wrath when he invaded China, Also the Sakya saint provided Kublai Khan with special alphabet, similar to Tibetan, that is used to this day in Mongolia.
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« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2013, 01:54:04 pm »
Heres Sakya Trizin Rinpoche's website;   http://www.hhthesakyatrizin.org/

If you click on the articles and videos theres some very interesting stuff
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Re: Interview with Sakya Trizin, leader of the Sakya Tibetan Religion
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2013, 06:47:00 pm »
This article from the website "Beyond All Attachment" how we have to transcend the concept of a solid reality makes for one very interesting read with some very good pointers on meditation techniques. Trizin proposes that nothing we see or feel is ultimately real, and that the true nature of reality needs to be realized through meditation.

http://www.hhthesakyatrizin.org/pdfs/buddhadharma_2011.pdf
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