Major Projects Under the Guidance of His Holiness the Sakya Trizin

"Every action arising from desire, aversion and ignorance produces suffering;
but every action arising from the absence of desire, aversion and ignorance produces happiness."
-The Ratnavali of Nagarjuna

Tsechen Tanpai Gatsal Shedup Chokhorling ~ The Sakya Centre: Sakya Centre in Rajpur, Uttar Anchal, India, is currently the principal seat of the Sakya Order of Tibetan Buddhism and the monastic seat of His Holiness the 41st Sakya Trizin. Sakya Centre was established amid many auspicious omens on March 16, 1964. Over the decades it has been enlarged and improved, and is now a large, beautiful and very active monastic complex with a thriving community of more than 200 monks ranging in age from five to eighty. >MORE
The Kalimpong Sakya Monastery, in West Bengal, is the only Sakya monastery in the region and, as such, is a project of preeminent importance to His Holiness the Sakya Trizin. Under the able guidance of Khondung Ratna Vajra Rinpoche, efforts toward making it a reality have borne fruit in a well-planned monastic community, with a suitable infrastructure and a balanced curriculum in place. >MORE
Tsechen Kunchab Ling, USA: Tsechen Kunchab Ling, Temple of All-Encompassing Great Compassion, was established in Walden, New York, as the United States Seat of His Holiness Sakya Trizin. His Holiness established the temple in 2001 in order to strengthen the Dharma in North America by creating a place where both renunciates and lay people could gather to practice the Dharma and to devote themselves to study, contemplation, and meditation. >MORE
Sakya Tibetan Society Puruwala ~ Sakya Thubten Namgyal Ling: Sakya Institute
Sakya Thubten Namgal Ling or Sakya Institute was established in Puruwala, India, in 1980 by His Holiness the Sakya Trizin. Its purpose is to train young monks to develop into the next generation of teachers and thereby preserve and disseminate the teachings of Lord Buddha. Students come from monasteries in India and neighbouring countries and must satisfy educational requirements formulated by the Institute's Board of Governors . > MORE

Sakya Tibetan Society Puruwala: Sakya Tibetan Society situated in Puruwala, District Sirmur, Himachal Pradesh, was established by His Holiness Sakya Trizin in 1969. This Tibetan refugee settlement has 154 families with a total population of 756. The settlement has members from all the three provinces of Tibet with the majority being from Sakya. >more
Sakya Nuns Study Institute ~ Tsechen Sheddub Samten Phuntsok Ling: The Sakya Nuns Study Institute was established by His Holiness Sakya Trizin especially to train nuns in the higher Buddhist philosophical studies. Located in a beautiful, large monastic facility in Manduwala, India, it has dormitory and classroom space for 100 nuns. >MORE
Sakya Academy: The Sakya Academy is a monastic school separate from Sakya Centre, specifically to train young novice monks. It aims to accommodate the ever-growing number of new applicants into the monastic life as well as to ensure a good education. >MORE
Sakya College: The Sakya College is an institute of traditional Buddhist philosophical and scriptural studies where the ideals of Buddhist monasticism and rigorous scholarship are cultivated simultaneously. It was established in 1972 and is the oldest school of its kind among the Tibetans in India and Nepal . >MORE
Palden Sakya Phuntsok Ling, Sakya Centre ~ Dunda: Palden Sakya Phuntsok Ling is a branch of the Sakya Centre established in the town of Dunda built in the year 2000 on grounds offered by the people of Dunda to His Holiness the Sakya Trizin. >MORE
Sakya Hospital: The Sakya Ga-Dhe Hospital was established in the year 2000 as a social undertaking of the Sakya Centre, dedicated to providing affordable medical care to the poor and needy Tibetan refugees and the local Indian population of the region who could otherwise not afford it. Since inception, the hospital has treated more than 40,000 patients. >MORE
Sakya Nunnery: Sakya Nunnery, the only Sakya Nunnery outside Tibet, is situated near Dehradun, a few kilometers from the Palace of His Holiness Sakya Trizin and the Sakya Monastery. The Nunnery has over 165 nuns ranging from the age of 9 to 40. >MORE

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