H. E. Asanga Rinpoche in Prague


The first visit of His Eminence Asanga Rinpoche in the Czech Republic

a public talk on "The Clear Mirror of Cause and Effect" on Tuesday, June 20th, 2023


His Eminence Asanga Rinpoche

His Eminence Khöndung Asanga Vajra Sakya Rinpoche is a direct descendant of the unbroken Khön lineage that dates back to 1073. As a designated future leader of the Sakya lineage, Asanga Rinpoche is set to become a Sakya Trizin, the throne holder of the Sakya tradition.

Rinpoche is the grandson of His Holiness Jigdal Dagchen Dorjechang Rinpoche and also the grandson of His Eminence Garje Khamtrul Rinpoche.
You can find more information about Rinpoche's life here.


The Clear Mirror of Cause and Effect

"The Clear Mirror of Cause and Effect" was composed by the 7th throne holder of Sakya Drogon Chogyal Phagpa at the request of Crown Prince Jingmin, son of Emperor Kublai Khan of the Yuan Dynasty, in the year 1258. This text serves as an introduction to the law of karma, explaining how actions have consequences that can affect us in this life and future lives.

Drogon Chogyal Phagpa

Drogon Chogyal Phagpa (1235 - 1280) was one of the five founding patriarchs of the Sakya tradition, a great scholar and siddha, who spread the Buddha's teachings in Mongolia, China, and Tibet. He authored a multitude of root texts, commentaries on sutra and tantra, letters responding to questions, advices for countless beings, and praises and supplication prayers. Drogon Chogyal Phagpa was the imperial preceptor of the Yuan Dynasty and the guru of the Emperor, Kublai Khan, who was also the founder of the dynasty and the ruler of the Mongol Empire. He also served as the first vice-regent of Tibet.


Courtesy of Himalayan Art Resources