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Tsechen Kunchab Ling is the seat of His Holiness Sakya Trizin in the United States. His Holiness established the temple in 2001 in order to strengthen the Dharma in North America by creating a place where both renunciates and lay people could gather to practice the Dharma and to devote themselves to study, contemplation, and meditation.

Our Abbot

Khenpo Kalsang Gyaltsen

Venerable Khenpo Kalsang Gyaltsen - Abbot and Vice President of  Tsechen Kunchab Ling.

Khenpo Kalsang is also spiritual director of Sakya Phuntsok Ling Centers for Tibetan Buddhist Study and Meditation in Silver Spring, MD and several other centers of TKL throughout the country. He is a widely recognized and accomplished teacher and translator of Buddhism. His Holiness Sakya Trizin and other high lamas of the Sakya Order have repeatedly praised his Dharma activities as exemplary. Click here for more information.

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Celebrate His Holiness the Sakya Trizin's birthday at the Tsechen Kunchab Ling's annual overnight family camp and Tibetan and Himalayan Cultural Celebration

Saturday, September 3 - Monday, September 5 - Labor Day Weekend

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How To Help

How to help

"By rightly establishing a temple and its contents,
And making offerings to the resident Sangha,
Virtue increases to yet greater virtue,
And will not be exhausted in thousands of millions of eons."  

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The Sakya Tradition

 sakya in tibetThe Sakya Order is one of the four major traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. Since its establishment 800 years ago, it has produced a long line of great scholars and spiritual masters. The Sakya doctrine includes the full range of the enormous variety of the Buddha's teachings. It is characterized by balanced emphasis of study and meditation, and close adherence to authentic sources of the Buddha's teachings. Click here

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