Special Programs

Center New Location

We are very excited to announce that Sakya Thupten Dargye Ling, the Minnesota Sakya Center is moving in March to our new location at 855 Medina Road, Medina, MN 55391.

Our regular weekly events will start again at the new center location in Medina on Sunday, March 24th, 2019. Please watch for more details to come. We look forward to seeing you at our new center location. 

Green Tara Puja

Tara, the savioress, is the Mother of all the Buddhas, the essence of compassion in action. She rushes to the aid of beings when we call upon her with heartfelt devotion. Meditating on Tara helps us awaken our buddha nature and gain both mundane and transcendent attainment.


@10 am with pot luck lunch
Location: Minnesota Sakya Center

Sixteen Arhat Puja

The Sixteen Arhats puja helps practitioners maintain pure morality, remove obstacles, increase scriptural understanding and realization, and attain perfect inner and outer conditions to practice Dharma.


@10-11 am  Sixteen Arhat Puja
@11:30 am-12:30 pm Children’s Dharma Program
Location: Minnesota Sakya Center

Dharma Teaching: Bodhisattva's Way of Life (Dedication Chapter)

Khenpo Gongphel will continue giving teachings on the Dedication chapter of the renowned Santideva’s teaching. 


@10-11 am  Dharma Teaching
@11:30 am-12:30 pm Children’s Dharma Program
Location: Minnesota Sakya Center

Uncommon White Tara Practice

The practice of uncommon White Tara—Chinta Chakra Tara, Tara of the Wish-Fulfilling Wheel, gives profound purification and blessings.

*Prerequisite: previously received uncommon White Tara empowerment

Time: Thursdays @7-8 pm
Location: Minnesota Sakya Center

Monthly Prayer Recitation

Our center offers the opportunity of group practice and recitation of prayers for the longevity of our gurus, harmony of our community, peace of the world, and the liberation from suffering for all sentient beings. Everyone is welcome.

Time: first Sunday of each month @5-6 pm
Location: Minnesota Sakya Center

Tibetan Language Class

A Tibetan language class at beginner’s level with our resident Khenpo—Thupten Gongphel is offered at Minnesota Sakya center on Wednesday evenings. Please feel free to drop in and join our class. 

Time: Wednedays @7-8 pm
Location: Minnesota Sakya Center

Children's Dharma Program

Through stories and discussions, children in our Dharma program are offered opportunities to learn the teachings of the Buddha and apply the practice of the Dharma in their daily lives.

Time: Sundays @11:30 am-12:30 pm
Location: Minnesota Sakya Center

Dharma Teachings—The Three Visions (completed)

Minnesota Sakya Center is one of the international participating partner centers of The Complete Path Program. Please join us for the series teachings on the Three Visions, taught by Khenpo Thupten Gongphel. 

Sunday at center

Time: 10-11:30 am
Location: Minnesota Sakya Center

Monday on Zoom

Time: 8-9:30 pm (Central)
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Meeting ID: 954 055 7888 

2nd Year Retreat

Time: 2/15/2019 — 2/18/2019 (Completed)
Location: Minnesota Sakya Center