Fiftieth Anniversary celebrations for His Holiness Sakya Trizin's accession

March 4th marked the fiftieth anniversary of His Holiness Sakya Trizin's accession to the throne of Sakya. On Sunday March 8th our Sakya centres both UK and abroad took part in the world-wide celebrations to mark this occasion.

The puja of the Sixteen Arhats was recited by the various sanghas for His Holiness' long life and following this, students took the opportunity to present kataks and offerings to the shrine for His Holiness. Lama Jampa himself led the celebrations in London and spoke at length about the significance of the anniversary and the kindness of His Holiness.

We will also be taking part in the celebrations for His Holiness' birthday in September 2009 and helping with preparations for the Sakya Monlam. This event is held annually in Lumbini and this year it will form part of the celebrations for His Holiness' accession; more details will be announced shortly.