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Vajra Seat at the heart of the snowy land of Tibet—
May glorious Sakya and its tradition of Dharma flourish and spread,
May its family lineage of emanations continue without interruption,
And may all its enlightened activities extend throughout the whole of space!
Texts related to the Sakya (sa skya) tradition and its sub-branches:
- Sweet Nectar of the Supreme Vehicle: A Synopsis of the Stages of the Mahāyāna Path by Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö
A comprehensive guide to the Mahāyāna path in the Sakya tradition written at the behest of a lama referred to as Kangyurpa.
Jamyang Khyentse wrote these behavioural guidelines (bca' yig) for the Sakya monastery of Tupten Tashi Gepel Ling (thub bstan bkra shis dge 'phel gling), also known as Sagang (sa sgang), from his residence at Dzongsar during the Earth Tiger year (1938–1939).
An appeal for funds, written in 1945, on behalf of the Sakya monastery of Sejo (se 'jo) in Dzakhok as they prepared to perform an elaborate torma repelling rite (gtor bzlog) based on the Eight-Deity Pañjaranātha.
- Supplement to the Omniscient Ngorchen Kunga Zangpo’s Prayer to the Lineage of Parting from the Four Attachments by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo
Supplementary verses to be added to the prayer to the lineage of Parting from the Four Attachments composed by Ngorchen Kunga Zangpo (1382–1456).
A prayer to the lineage of masters who held the instructions for the famous four-line teaching from the Buddha and Mañjuśrī down to Ngorchen's own guru, Sharchen Yeshe Gyaltsen (shar chen ye shes rgyal mtshan, 1359–1406).
A brief invocation of the abbots of Ngor, from Kunga Zangpo (1382–1456) through to Könchok Lhundrup (1497–1557), followed by an aspiration to emulate their conduct and realization.
An invocation of deities associated with magnetizing and enriching for the sake of the teachings in general and the Sakya teachings in particular.
- Prayer to the Supremely Learned Holders of the Glorious Sakya Teachings by Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö
A prayer to six master scholars from the Sakya tradition: Ngorchen Kunga Zangpo (1382–1456), Dzongpa Kunga Namgyal (1432–1496), Yaktön Sangye Pal (1350–1414), Rongtön Sheja Kunrig (1367–1449), Gorampa Sonam Senge (1429–1489) and Śākya Chokden (1428–1507).
- Prayer to Root and Lineage Masters, and the Assembly of Deity, Ḍākinīs and Dharma Protectors of the Sakya Lineage by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo
A two-verse prayer to all the gurus and deities of the Sakya tradition, invoking their inspiration and blessings to follow the path in the present and future lives.
Said to have been composed some time around 1909 or 1910, this poem expresses the author's appreciation for the Sakya teachings and is intended as an encouragement to fellow disciples (of Loter Wangpo) to pursue their study and practice.