Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhsim

  • For people seeking spiritual and personal growth, Sakya Monastery provides access to the Buddha's teachings and guidance in a community of practitioners. Sakya Monastery provides a place to learn from highly qualified and spiritual Tibetan Lamas in a beautiful traditional setting.


    Head Lama of Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism and a Head Lama of the Sakya Sect, H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya (Dagchen Rinpoche) was raised and trained as a religious leader in old Tibet. The Sakya leaders hold a position third only to His Holiness the Dalai Lama in rank. Dagchen Rinpoche is also one of the few elder non-sectarian (re-me) lineage holders living today. He is currently working on completion of his four-volume biography documenting his life in old Tibet and his life in the West.

  • The main practice at Sakya Monastery is the meditation on Chenrezi, the Bodhisattva of Compassion, a practice for cultivating loving kindness and compassion. Chenrezi Meditations are held twice each week: Sundays at 10 a.m. and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. These meditations are open to the public.

    We also offer a children's Dharma School
    Sundays at 10:00 a.m. Also open to the public is a guided Calm Abiding meditation held on Friday evenings at 7:00 pm.

    Special observances open only to initiates are held each month according to the Tibetan lunar calendar. On the 10th lunar day a special feast offering (Tso-Kor) is made to Padmasambhava, the tantric master who brought Buddhism to Tibet. A Green Tara Puja (Drolma Mandala Shi-Sho) is performed on the 15th and a Vajrayogini Tso-Kor is held in the 25th. ON the 29th and 30th lunar days, Mahakala and White Tara Pujas are performed, respectively.

    Special Religious Celebrations - Throughout the year, Sakya Monastery holds celebrations of the Buddhist Holy Days, marking special events in the life of Shakyamuni Buddha, such as entering His Mother's Womb, His Birth, His Enlightenment, His First Teaching of the Dharma, and His Final Nirvana. Also, memorial services are held for the founding lamas in the Sakya tradition.

    The Virupa Educational Institute offers a variety of lectures and classes open to all.

  • Tibetan
  • H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya & H.E. Dagmo Kusho Sakya
  • Adrienne Chan
  • Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhsim
    108 NW 83rd St
    Seattle, WA 98117
  • 206-789-2573
  • Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhsim
  • 12/21/2016