In addition to regular meditations and lectures and events with great spiritual masters of the Sakya tradition takes place.
Sakya Kalden Ling is a Buddhist center that offers a versatile range in a welcoming atmosphere.
Interview with H. E. Jetsun Chimey Luding, sister of His Holiness the Sakya Trizin, the head of the Sakya lineage, and founder of Sakya Kalden Ling Frankfurt. More..
H.H. the Sakya Trizin, the head of the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism. More..
For donations to the society, contribution can be made online.
Season's Greetings and a prosperous year 2017. May all enjoy good health and wonderful events und meetings! All the best for our teachers, members, friends and all beings from near and far!
We would like to thank all our teachers for coming so many weeks this summer to Frankfurt and enriching us with teachings and with their presence.
May all their projects be successful and may their blessings bring peace, happiness, health and satisfaction to everybody on this earth.
May all beings be happy!
The Team of Sakya Kalden Ling
Since 1993, groups of Sakya nuns from Tibet started to arrive in India as refugees. They shared the same aspirations to remain as nuns to devote their entire lives to the practice of the Dharma. Through the generosity of the Buddhist community and sponsors, nunneries were built to accommodate these nuns. The main Sakya nunnery, Sakya Rinchen Choling in Dehradun, oversees two other nunneries: Sakya Thrinley Choling nunnery for young nuns in Leh-Ladakh in India, and Vajrayogini Meditation Centre for nuns in Kathmandu, Nepal. Together, they have approximately 300 nuns under their care. The nuns have dormitories, a temple, and classrooms, but they do not have any proper facilities to do retreats—an integral part of a nun’s spiritual path. It is the wish of His Holiness the 41st Sakya Trizin that a retreat centre be built for the nuns—a place that would allow them to complement the monastic training they have received, to deepen their understanding of the Dharma, and ultimately to gain realisation.
The Importance of Doing Retreat
When you do retreat, you are away from the busyness and distractions of the world. You are in a secluded place, where there is no noise, and no worldly activities, so that your mind is more focused, more calm. Then whatever practices you do, whatever recitation, meditation, and visualizations, are much more effective. And after you have built a base by doing effective retreat, then you can do this anywhere, as a daily practice. Therefore to do retreat is very important.
His Holiness the 41st Sakya Trizin
Retreat Facilities for Nuns
The Sakya nunnery hopes to build a retreat centre in the vicinity of Dehradun to support the many nuns who aspire to perform retreat. We are actively scouting for a suitable piece of land with the right environment for building a retreat centre. Please contact us to learn more about this project. We hope you will assist us in this meritorious project by contributing generously. More Information here.
For donations to the Retreat Facilities for Nuns, contribution can be made online with PayPall.