CELEBRATION OF HIS HOLINESS SAKYA TRIZIN’S BIRTHDAY – SEP 2013
The 2013 Festival of Tibetan Religion and Culture in celebration of His Holiness Sakya Trizin’s birthday was co-sponsored with the Sakya Tsechen Association and was honored by the attendance and remarks of the Honorable Kelsang Aukatsang, the new Representative of His Holiness Dalai Lama to the Americas. Other notable attendees were the presidents and other representatives of the Tibetan Association (Chithun Tsokpa), Tibetan Youth Congress, Chushi Gangduk Association, Tibetan Women’s Association, Bhutanese Association, Mustang Association, Dege Association, Ngari Association, and others. Many friends and disciples of His Holiness Sakya Trizin from the Tibetan, American, and Chinese communities also gathered for the event.
Following prayers for His Holiness Sakya Trizin’s long life, new prayer flags were raised for His Holiness and the holy family, and beautiful songs and colorful dances from many regions of Tibet were performed in his honor.
With the aspiration for His Holiness’ long life, a number of people took a vow of vegetarianism for a week, month, or year, and one faithful young man took the vow for his entire life. Other young people did hundreds of prostrations and circumambulations, dedicating the merit to the long life of His Holiness. They received certificates of accomplishment for their efforts. May His Holiness precious life be long and all of his Dharma activities forever flourish!