The Sakya Buddhist Centre was the first Buddhist Centre in Bristol and also the first centre belonging to the Sakya tradition of Tibetan Buddhism in the UK.
It exists to support the study and practice of the meditative teachings of the Sakya tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, and runs meditation classes, study groups, vajrayana pujas (group meditations) and hosts teachings by visiting Buddhist lamas.
Founded in 1977 by Lama Jampa Thaye at the request of his teacher, Karma Thinley Rinpoche, it has introduced a great number of men and women from Bristol and beyond to the Buddhist spiritual path.
For 40 years, the Centre has hosted teachings from some of the most important Tibetan lamas alive today. His Holiness the 41st Sakya Trizin, for many years the supreme head of the Sakya tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, has bestowed a number of profound and powerful teachings to numerous people at Centre events.
We are delighted that his eldest son, Ratna Vajra Rinpoche, who becomes the 42nd Sakya Trizin (throne holder) in March 2017, has accepted the invitation to come and teach, particularly in this year when we celebrate the 40th anniverary of the Sakya Centre in Bristol.
Sakya Thinley Rinchen Ling is administered by Sakya Dechen Buddhism Ltd (reg. charity no: 1163076) part of Dechen, the international association of Sakya and Karma Kagyu Buddhist Centres founded by Lama Jampa Thaye under the spiritual authority of Karma Thinley Rinpoche. 121 Sommerville Road, St. Andrews, Bristol BS6 5BX, UK. +44(0) 117 924 44 24