Re: Sakya Tradition

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Posted by Dylan Kendrick ( on May 01, 2000 at 06:18:30:

In Reply to: Re: Sakya Tradition posted by Lim T.S. on November 30, 1999 at 04:00:03:

: : Hi All,

: : I'm moving early next year and was hoping to continue my buddhist studies at a nearby dharma centre (near to where I am moving). The only problem (if it really is one) is that this centre follows the Sakya tradition of which I know very little. Up until now I have been almost completely caught up in the Geluk tradition and am not sure in which ways the two might vary.

: : So I guess my question is...

: : Can anyone tell me anything about the Sakya tradition and/or how it may vary from the Geluk tradition?

: : Thanks for helping with my homwork :)!

: : Love to All,
: : Shane

: Hi, Shane.

: I am initiated in the Sakya sect. The menbers have
: collected enough funds to build a Tibetan temple.
: It is the only one in South East Asia.
: It is named "The Singapore Buddha Sasana Society".
: (Sakya Tenphel Ling, meaning Sakya teaching centre).
: There are two Tibetan resident monks.
: In Singapore the are 3 main sects, Gelupa, Sakyapa,
: and Karmapa. All aspiring to learn Vajrayana will
: attend teachings from all these 3 sects.
: But the rituals practices differ among them.

: So teachings is the same.

: U should join. Opportunity comes only once.

: Lim T.S.
: Singapore

Hi folks!

Wisdom Publications, State University of New
York Press and Snow Lion Pulications print
excellent books that elaborate the philosophical
differences between the Sakya and Gelug sects.
If you want a list, feel free to e-mail me.

Dylan Kendrick
Vancouver, BC

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