CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK UPDATE:  H. E. Jetsun Kushok and the officers at Sakya Kachod Choling regret to inform you that we are temporarily closing the center to the public from March 2nd, 2020 until further notice due to the unfortunate coronavirus outbreak crisis in Washington State. There will be no Sunday Green Tara or Meditation Practice. We are taking this measure for the sake of public health and safety. 

For the present, we continue with plans to hold the summer retreats and build the stupa in June and July. We will see how the situation evolves and keep you advised. All fees will be fully refunded if events are cancelled.  Thank you for your understanding. May all stay healthy and well.


Sakya Kachod Choling is a Vajrayana Buddhist retreat center under the spiritual direction of Her Eminence Sakya Jetsun Chimey Luding Rinpoche.  Established in 1987 and blessed over the years by His Holiness the Sakya Trizin and many other masters, the center is located on 20 acres of beautiful tree-covered hillside on San Juan Island, Washington. The serene, natural setting with a view of Mt. Baker offers a place of refuge and support for Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike year round.

The facilities at Sakya Kachod Choling are designed to offer very affordable space for private, individual retreat and small group retreats. It is an ideal place to step back from our hectic, fast paced lives, to reflect and look inward. Retreats can range from strict Vajrayana practices to simple, meditative time in one’s room. Walks on the grounds or down the mile-long private road to the waterfront can make the quiet and beauty of the natural setting a wonderful part of your retreat experience.

We look forward to supporting your individual practice retreat soon or to seeing you at one of the scheduled group retreats or teachings!

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