Sakya Dechen Ling Buddhist Centre in West London
Sakya Dechen Ling Buddhist Centre was founded by Lama Jampa Thaye in 2005 when the premises in Notting Hill, London were purchased by a group of his students in that year.
Sakya Dechen Ling has hosted teachings by major masters of the Sakya tradition, including H.H. Sakya Trizin, the current head of the tradition, and his son Ratna Vajra Rinpoche. Since the centre was established Lama Jampa has given major teachings twice a year in London. Please see the schedule of future teachings in the UK for when he will be teaching in London next.
In 2010 Sakya Dechen Ling hosted a momentous event when His Holiness agreed to Lama Jampa's request to bestow the major initiation of Shri Kalachakra upon several hundreds of students from various Buddhist traditions. His Holiness also visited Sakya Dechen Ling in Notting Hill where Lama Jampa offered a mandel tensum for his long life. In addition, His Holiness gave a detailed teaching in the Great Hall at Lincoln's Inn in Central London on the famous Sakya text, Parting from the Four Attachments.
His Holiness's sons Ratna Vajra Rinpoche and Gyana Vajra have also both visited London to give teachings and initiations. In 2011 Ratna Vajra Rinpoche gave the transmission of Manjushri Namasamgiti and the initiation of Orange Manjusri and in 2014 he taught Jetsun Drakpa Gyaltsen's 'Short Melody of the Eight Dream-Like Experiences' and gave the combined initiation of Vajrapani, Hayagriva and Garuda. In 2010 Gyana Vajra gave the initiation of Manjushri Arapatsana in London.
Sakya Dechen Ling Buddhist Centre is run by volunteers and funded by donations. The Centre is administered by the Thinley Rinchen Ling Trust, registered charity no. 282717.