Sakya Thupten Dargye Ling, the Minnesota Sakya Center

We strive to serve the spiritual needs of the local Buddhist community, provide Dharma teachings appropriate to many levels of interest and understanding, and ultimately preserve the teachings of the Buddhist traditions and the Sakya lineage of Tibet so that they may continue to flourish and inspire wisdom and compassion for all beings.

Inspirational Quotes by His Holiness the Sakya Trichen​

Love means that you wish every sentient being in all the six realms of existence to be happy, and compassion is the wish that all beings in suffering should part from suffering. The enlightenment-mind means the wish to attain enlightenment for the sake of all sentient beings.

Advice to Dharma Students

Because life is precious to oneself, therefore it is also precious for others. When you think about your own feelings, you can learn how every individual also has the same kind of feelings. 

Global Ecology form a Buddhist Perspective

When we associate with the vast number of people in cities, we have a chance to help them, to practice compassion. When people disturb us or are angry with us, it gives us a chance to practice patience.

Meditating in the City

Sakya Thupten Dargye Ling, also known as the Minnesota Sakya Center, is the Minnesota branch of Tsechen Kunchab Ling, seat of Sakya Dolma Phodrang in the United States. Our mission is to provide authentic Buddhist teachings and support for Buddhist practice to members and the wider community.>> Learn more

We offer a good variety of programs that are suitable for both beginners and experienced students. Our programs include teachings, group practices, and retreats. Check out our list of programs now. >> Click here

View our collection of archived teachings in video, audio, and PDF formats, as well as texts of practice and prayers, the book list of Sakya lineage teachings for your Buddhist study and practice. >> Click here

View the gallery of photos and videos from our past events. >> Click here

With your generous donations, Sakya Thupten Dhargye Ling will be able to continue bringing highly qualified teachers to Minnesota to provide authentic teachings and to serve spiritual needs of members and the wider community. >> Click here