On Wednesday May 18, His Holiness Sakya Trizin arrived in New York JFK airport to begin his Summer 2011 Western Hemisphere Teaching Tour. He is travelling with his wife Gyalyum Chenmo, his younger son H.E. Gyana Vajra Rinpoche and a number of monks. His elder son H.E. Ratna Vajra Rinpoche, who is currently teaching in Europe, will join the party on May 30.
There was a large reception party at the airport from where he was driven to Tsechen Kunchab Ling in up-state New York; his temple seat in the United States.