Visit of His Holiness Karmapa 18th to 21st July

Manchester & Harrogate, UK


Sakya Changlochen Ling retreat centre near Les Eyzies, Dordogne

Manchester, UK

Kagyu Ling in Chorlton


Sakya Dechen Ling in Notting Hill

Harrogate, UK

Kagyu Dechen Dzong

Los Angeles

Sakya Samten Ling in Santa Monica, CA

Bristol, UK

Sakya Thinley Rinchen Ling


Sakya Dolma Ling in Coyoacan, Mexico D.F.


Sakya Dechen Ling in Stuttgart

Established 1975

The first center was established in 1975 by Karma Thinley Rinpoche and Lama Jampa Thaye. It now encompasses centres and groups in the UK, France, Germany, Mexico and the USA.

Teachers & visits

Over the past four decades Dechen centres have hosted many major visits from the heads of the Sakya and Karma-Kagyu traditions, including H.H. Sakya Trichen and H.H. Karmapa.

Dechen courses & events

Dechen maintains an extensive schedule of courses, Buddhist meditation and teaching under the direction of Lama Jampa Thaye.

Centres in UK, Europe and the Americas

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Sakya and Karma Kagyu lineages

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Meditation and Buddhism Classes

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Upcoming Teachings and Events / View all

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Dispelling the Darkness of Suffering

Visit of His Holiness Sakya Gongma Trichen to Dechen US, 6 August 2024

We are delighted to announce that His Holiness Kyabgon Gongma Trichen Rinpoche (The Sakya Trichen)…

Visit of His Holiness the 17th Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje to Dechen centres, 18 -22 July 2024

We are delighted to announce that at Lama Jampa’s invitation His Holiness the 17th Karmapa…

Things That Must Remain for Authentic Dharma Practice

This year at our annual summer course at Changlochen Ling, Dechen’s retreat centre in Dordogne,…