Welcome to Sakya Tsechen Thubten Ling

Sakya Tsechen Thubten Ling (STTL) is a centre for Buddhist meditation and learning belonging to the Sakya tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Its activities are guided by His Holiness Sakya Trichen, the spiritual head, and its founder and resident spiritual director, Her Eminence Jetsun Kushok Rinpoche.

The centre holds regular Sunday puja sessions and hosts teaching and other spiritual events conducted by Jetsun Kushok Rinpoche, as well as visiting teachers.

*NEW*   See our special program for 2019.

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Special Program



Sakya Tsechen Thubten Ling is deeply honoured to receive His Holiness Sakya Kyabgon Gongma Trichen Rinpoche in Vancouver this summer. He has compassionately agreed to bestow the Chime Phagma Nyingtik 2-day major empowerment (Wangchen) on 20-21 July, 2019. For more information, please visit our eventbrite or special event page.

Winter 2019 teaching program

We welcome you to 30-minute teachings with Venerable Ani Tsetso and Venerable Ani Deden.  Sundays 11:30 am to noon after Tara Puja

January 27 to Sunday, February 17, 2019 :  Shamatha, or calm abiding meditation, to control our mind

February 24 to Sunday, March 17, 2019: Parting from the Four Attachments.

Ongoing Programs

Sakya Tsechen Thubten Ling

9471 Beckwith Road,
Richmond, B.C.
Phone: (604) 370-1120
Email: sakyavancouver@shaw.ca

We welcome two Sakya nuns to our centre. Venerable Ani Ngawang Tsetso and Venerable Ani Ngawang Deden will lead the following workshops and teachings.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
Green Tara Workshops

Green Tara Puja

Date: Every Sunday
Time: 10:00 am
Prerequisite: Vegetarian diet (breakfast before attending puja)
No meat, fish, garlic, onion or egg
Venue: 9471 Beckwith Rd., Richmond, BC

Vajrayogini Tsok

Date: Listed below
Time: 7:30 pm unless it occurs on a Sunday, then it’s at 1:30pm
Prerequisite: Must have Vajrayogini empowerment from a qualified Sakyapa Lama
Venue: 9471 Beckwith Rd., Richmond, BC

Tsok Dates: 2019/2020 (tentative)

16/1 19th

30/1 25th

15/2 11th (no 10th)

1/3 25th

16/3 10th

30/3 25th

14/4 10th

29/4 25th

14/5 10th

29/5 25th

12/6 10th

27/6 25th

11/7 10th

27/7 25th

10/8 10th

25/8 25th

08/9 10th

24/9 25th

08/10 10th

23/10 25th

07/11 10th

22/11 26th (no 25th in this month)

06/12 10th

21/12 25th

05/01 10th

19/01 25th

04/02 10th

18/02 25th

24/02 Losar

Please note for the month where there is no 10th or no 25th, the next day 11th and 26th respectively are used for making tsok offering. This instruction is from Jetsun Kushok.
**The resident lamas perform daily Green Tara and Mahakala puja as is traditionally conducted in all monasteries for the benefit of all beings.


General inquiries may be directed to:

Sakya Tsechen Thubten Ling
9471 Beckwith road,
Richmond, B.C.
V6X 1V8

Phone: (604) 370-1120

Email: sakyavancouver@shaw.ca

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