Sakya Dechen Ling is the home of Her Eminence Jetsun Kushok's teachings in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her Eminence visits at least once a year to bestow teachings. Practice sessions and events are offered throughout the year under the guidance of our practice director, Jay Goldberg. Sakya Dechen Ling, "Sakya Place of Great Joy", hopes to preserve Vajrayana Teachings within the Sakya Tradtition of Tibetan Buddhism.
May the kind teachers and compassionate tantric deities In whom I take refuge from my heart please bestow blessings upon me.
"If you are attached to this life,
you are not a person of Dharma.
If you are attached to cyclic existence,
you do not have renunciation.
If you are attached to your own purpose,
you do not have boddhicitta.
If grasping arises,
you do not have the view."
~ Sachen Kunga Nyingpo
(translated by H.H. Sakya Trizin and Jay Goldberg, 1982)