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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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.

The Friendly Letter and Initiation of White Manjusri

The Friendly Letter and Initiation of Vasudhara

Instructions to the Emperor and Initiation of Sakya Pandita

How can Buddhahood be described?

Earlier this summer, in Bristol, Lama Jampa completed his teaching of Chogyal Phagpa’s Garland of…

Words from the Mouths of Our Masters

Over the last three years Lama Jampa has been teaching texts from the ‘Great Collection…

Message from Karma Thinley Rinpoche to the sangha

Because of the sickness that arrived, this year has been a very difficult time for…