His Holiness the Sakya Trizin visited the San Francisco Bay area in April this year and gave a talk to Tibetans at the Gyuto Foundation center in Richmond (in the East Bay). Head of the Sakya sect of Tibetan Buddhism, HH Sakya Trizin is among the very most respected Tibetan Buddhist masters. Unusually, unlike the other major heads of Tibetan Buddhist sects, the Sakya Trizin is not a monk, is married and has children. In the Sakya sect, the lineage comes through the family rather than through searching for reincarnations.
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