Sakya in North America


Sakya Dechen Ling is the East Bay meditation and retreat center founded by Jetsun Kusho Chime Luding, in 1987. The name Sakya Dechen Ling means “blissful Sakya place” (or “Sakya Place of Great Joy”). The emphasis of the Center is on the practice of women in Tibetan Buddhism, but of course, all Buddhist practitioners and spiritual seekers are welcome. The present location is in Albany, California.
Sakya Tsechen Thubten Ling (STTL) is a center for Tibetan Buddhist meditation and learning, with His Holiness Sakya Trizin as the Spiritual Head, and Her Eminence Jetsun Chimey Luding as the resident Spiritual Director .
Richmond, BC Canada
Sakya Kachod Choling is a retreat and teaching center outside Friday Harbor, the main town on San Juan Island, in the beautiful Washington state archipelago. The spiritual director is H.E. Sakya Jetsun Chimey Luding (Jetsun Kushok).
Vikramasila Foundation is a non-profit organization for religious, educational, and cultural purposes. Under the guidance of His Holiness the Sakya Trizin, the head of the Sakya order of Tibetan Buddhism, and with the blessings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the foundation was established in 1989 in New York City and Fairlawn, New Jersey, by the Venerable Lama Pema Wangdak.
Sakya Institute for Buddhist Studies was founded in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1990 by Acharya Lama Migmar Tseten with the patronage of His Holiness  Sakya Trizin.
Lama Migmar.  Barre, a small colonial New England town settled in 1722, is located in the Nashoba Valley in central Massachusetts. In the past two decades, Barre has evolved as a well-known center for Buddhist study and retreat, housing the Sakya Retreat Center, the Insight Meditation Society and the Buddhist Study Center.
Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism: In 1974, His Holiness Jigdal Dagchen Sakya Rinpoche and the late beloved His Eminence Deshung Rinpoche founded a dharma center, Sakya Tegchen Choling in Seattle, as a means of preserving the invaluable Tibetan Buddhist heritage.