H.E. Jetsun Chimey Luding 

Interview with H. E. Jetsun Chimey Luding, sister of H.H. Kyabgön Gongma Trichen Rinpoche, the head of the Sakya lineage, and founder of Sakya Kalden Ling Frankfurt. More..


H.H. Kyabgön Gongma Trichen Rinpoche

H.H. Kyabgön Gongma Trichen Rinpoche, 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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          First European Sakya Monlam in Antwerp, Belgium

From 9 to 11 August 2019 the First European Sakya Mönlam took place in Antwerp, Belgium. The three-day festival was attended by up to 2500 people, mostly Tibetans from all over Europe, mostly together with their families but also by many non-Tibetans from all over the world. Antwerp was chosen as the venue because it is now the home of the largest exiled Tibetan community in Europe. The Mönlam was led by H.H. Sakya Trichen and accompanied by about 70 ordained, Lamas and Khenpos.
Mönlam Chenmo is a big festival lasting several days, where monks and laymen recite wishing prayers and long life prayers. One trusts in the power of the prayers. The power does not come from reciting the words but from concentrating on the meaning. Kyabgön Gongma Sakya Trichen emphasizes again and again in his teachings how important our motivation is. In Mahayana, our motivation is to achieve liberation for the benefit of all living beings. From this motivation comes the desire to realize love, compassion and Bodhicitta. This wish is expressed through wish prayers. One of the most important prayers that is always repeated is Samantabhadra's Prayer, the "King of Prayers".

The next European Sakya Mönlam Prayer Festival will take place in Paris in 2020!

 Meditation in Sakya Kalden Ling

Many poeple asked us for a place to meditate and to learn meditation. In our fast living time meditation is important for everybody. Shamata Meditation means peaceful abiding and is an important part of our buddhist practice. You have not to become Buddhist to learn and practice it.

 ©  Liu Chao+Sakya Kalden Ling 2018

Hans-Erich's group:

18.09.2019,, 19.00 pm - 20.30 pm (Further meeting days on Wednesday:  16.10.2019, 13.11.2019, 18.12.2019)

Shamata and Vipassana meditation of open senses for beginners and advanced practitioners.


Jampa's group:

17.09.2019, 18.30 pm - 20.00 pm (Further meeting Tuesday and/or Wednesday: 15.10.2019, 20.11.2019, 03.12.2019, 14.01.2020).

Shamata meditation for beginners and advanced practitioners, will help to make our actions and thinking more concentrated, balanced and to become more happy. Also stay in balance during strenous times and deadline pressure. No preliminaries, no equipment, what is needed you already have by yourself.


Meditation alone:

Lama Sonam is happy to open our Gompa for poeple who are looking for peaceful place to meditate.

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The Stupa in the garden of our Center



© Angela+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.


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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