France

Sakya Changlochen Ling retreat centre near Les Eyzies, Dordogne

Manchester, UK

Kagyu Ling in Chorlton

London

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

Mexico

Sakya Dolma Ling in Coyoacan, Mexico D.F.

Germany

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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Discriminating the Three Vows and Initiation of Yellow Dzambala

 The Initiation of Amitabha and reading transmission for the practice cycle 

Discriminating the Three Vows and Initiation of Manjushri Arapatsana

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