About the Sakya Foundation

The Sakya Foundation is a non-profit organization founded as a vehicle to support and promote the institutions and teachings of the Sakya tradition. In addition to direction by Jetsun Kushok Rinpoche, the activities of the Foundation are guided by His Holiness Sakya Trizin and His Eminence Luding Khenchen Rinpoche.Shantidevebw

With perfect and unyielding faith,
With steadfastness, respect, and courtesy,
With modesty and conscientiousness,
Work calmly for the happiness of others.


The Foundation’s mandate is to engage in activities that educate the public about Buddhist philosophy and the Sakya tradition in particular. This mandate is currently manifesting in three principal activities:

  • Establishing and maintaining centers of study, meditation and retreat outside of India;
  • Supporting nuns, monks and religious centers in India and Nepal;
  • Preserving, translating and publishing dharma texts.

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