London — Sakya Dechen Ling

Dechen Buddhist Centre London

The Sakya Buddhist centre is located in London in a quiet part of Notting Hill, between the canal side walk to Little Venice and the busy shopping area of Portobello.

We offer day and evening classes in Buddhism and Meditation and occasional cultural events. There is also a programme of weekly and monthly Vajrayana practices. A few times a year we organise major Buddhist teachings at outside venues from the Sakya tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.

Please note that due to various government prohibitions at this time some activities will be temporarily suspended or held online. Please check the local centre website for current class programme. Listings for Dechen online groups and classes can be found here.

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Address: 106 Chepstow Road, Notting Hill, W2 5QS

Phone: 02072 299 559 Email:

Weekly Meditation Classes in Notting Hill

We run meditation classes open to all who are interested in learning meditation. Classes last around an hour with a suggested donation per class is £5.

Saturday – 10.30am Meditation Drop-in Class

Wednesday – 7.30pm Introductory Classes on Buddhist Meditation

Learn About Buddhism Classes in Notting Hill

The centre also offers classes for people interested to learn more about buddhism and the main teachings of the Buddha.

Saturdays – 11.30am Introduction to Buddhism Class

Thursday – 11.00am Hear, Think, Meditate and introduction to buddhism and meditation

About Sakya Dechen Ling Buddhist Center in London

Since its founding in 2005, Sakya Dechen Ling has hosted teachings by major masters of the Sakya tradition.  The centre is fortunate to be blessed with visits by Lama Jampa Thaye, Karma Thinley Rinpoche and His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin. The centre has become a powerful place for people to practice together.

Teachings by HH Sakya Trizin in London

In 2010 Sakya Dechen Ling Buddhist Centre in London hosted the major initiation of Kalachakra by His Holiness 41st Sakya Trizin.  During this visit His Holiness also gave a detailed teaching on the famous Sakya text, Parting from Parting from the Four Attachments.

His Holiness’s sons Ratna Vajra Rinpoche (H.H. the 42nd Sakya Trizin) and Gyana Vajra Rinpoche have also both visited London to give teachings and initiations, with Gyana Vajra Rinpoches first visit in 2010 to give the initiation of Majushri Arapatsana.

Ratna Vajra Rinpoche has given teaching so far on three occasions – His Holiness gave the initiation of Orange Manjusri in 2011 then in 2014 he taught Jetsun Drakpa Gyaltsen’s Short Melody of the Eight Dream-Like Experiences. In 2017 His Holiness also came to London to give the initiation of the Three Wrathful Lords.

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