Welcome to Dechen

Dechen is an international association of centres of the Sakya and Karma Kagyu traditions of Tibetan Buddhism, founded by Lama Jampa Thaye under the spiritual authority of Karma Thinley Rinpoche. We have centres, groups and retreat centres throughout the UK and worldwide offering a range of classes, courses and other activities.

Meditation:

our events

Dechen centres and groups offer regular meditation classes which give an introduction to the meditation practices of the Sakya and Karma-Kagyu traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.

Our Main Activities:

our activities

Our main activities include:

  • Meditation Classes
  • Teaching Events
  • ‘Shedra’ Studies
  • Initiations
  • Retreats and meditation days
  • Prayers and meditation practice
  • Study Groups

Our Teachers:

our community

Dechen was founded by Lama Jampa Thaye under the spiritual authority of Karma Thinley Rinpoche. At the invitation of Lama Jampa Thaye both His Holiness Sakya Trizin and His Holiness Karmapa Thrinley Thaye Dorje have bestowed teachings at Dechen centres.