H.E. Jetsun Chimey Luding 

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

H.H. the Sakya Trizin, the head of the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism. More..


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Sakya Kalden Ling

Sakya Kalden Ling is a Buddhist center in Frankfurt - Griesheim, offering a varied selection of activities in an inviting atmosphere, in addition to regular meditations and lectures, it also hosts events with the great spiritual masters of the Sakya tradition. The Sakya tradition is one of the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Our program is suitable for all who want to get to know Buddhism and incorporate Buddhist practices into their daily lives.



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 How our stupa was built

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This is how we started:

2010 His Holiness 41st Sakya Trizin blessed the ground after the inauguration of our new Gompa.

2016 After Lamdre, during the birthday celebration of His Holiness the 41st Sakya Trizin, we promissed to built the Stupa in 2017.  

2017 Jampa studied many stupa plans, texts and visited various existing stupas. After he talked to H.E. Jetsun Kushok Rinpoche, he started to built the basis of the stupa together with our Resident-Lama Lama Sonam Gyatso. Afterwards Lama Migmar completed the stupa-team.

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2017, 5th July, His Holiness 42nd Sakya Trizin filled the first part of the Stupa and blessed it with a special ritual.

© Lama Migmar, Sakya Kalden Ling 2017

  Now Lama Migmar and Jampa finished the second part and soon start to built the third part, which will be the container for the second filling.              

© Lama Migmar, Sakya Kalden Ling 2017

© Sakya Kalden Ling 2017


See you soon at Sakya Kalden Ling!


May all beings be happy!

Kindest regards,

The Team of Sakya Kalden Ling



Sakya Projects


Sakya Nunnery

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.

Program Sakya Kalden Ling Frankfurt


Sakya Kalden Ling & Jetsun Sakya Foundation e.V.
Linkstraße 66
65933 Frankfurt – Griesheim
Phone 069 / 95637237
Mail: info@sakya-foundation.de

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Sakya Nunnery Rinchen Choling and Sakya Nun’s Institute for higher Studies

Sakya Kalden Ling Frankfurt supports Sakya Nunnery (the only Sakya nunnery outside Tibet). It is located in Dehradun, India. Since the completion of the new wing in 2009 it has become home to 200 nuns, aged 9 to 40. Some nuns are from Nepal, Bhutan and other Himalayan regions, however, most of the nuns are from Tibet; they had to leave their family and friends behind, and the Sakya Nunnery has become their new home.

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Sakya School Project

Sakya Academy is a modern monastic school, offering young monks based on Buddhist principles an all-encompassing education, wherein they achieve traditional and modern knowledge and skills as well as wisdom.

A project for the near future: As soon as there will be enough donations to build a boarding school for the nuns, one can start building.

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