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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Online Meditation Classes and Study Groups

Weekly schedule of Zoom meetings hosted by our Centres in UK, North America and Europe

Upcoming Teachings and Events / View all

Discover upcoming Teachings and Events at Dechen Centres in UK, Europe and the Americas.

EVENT CANCELLED – His Holiness Sakya Gongma Trichen – Major Initiation

EVENT CANCELLED – Dechen Summer Course

Calling the Lama from Afar

A Stratagem for Selfless Compassion 

In his book ‘Wisdom in Exile’, Lama Jampa Thaye invites us to reflect on approaches…

How to meditate on one’s own suffering with the motivation of bodhichitta

Lojong in One Session is the title of a set of meditation practices that Lama…

Dependent Origination Explained

The topic of Lama Jampa’s latest book, Patterns in Emptiness is described in its preface…