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.

According to Buddhist teachings, love and compassion are described as infinite. They make no exceptions. We must love everyone, near ones, far ones, beings we know, beings we don’t know, dear ones and hated ones. We should feel equal love and compassion toward every sentient being.

Global Ecology from a Buddhist Perspective

To attain individual peace, and to establish peace and happiness not only within our local communities but in the world as a whole, it is very important for every individual to make an effort in their spiritual development.

Peace and Impermanence

Lord Buddha said that anyone who thinks about impermanence is making an offering to the Buddha. One who can think about impermanence is one who has received the prophecy of the Buddha. 

Peace and Impermanence

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

The great Lord Buddha resolved to attain enlightenment for the benefit of all sentient beings without exception. After attaining enlightenment, the Buddha turned the wheel of Dharma. He taught what he realized to sentient beings so that we, too, can be led to the path, proceed along it, and gain liberation and enlightenment ourselves. 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