Sakya Kachod Choling retreat center is owned and operated by the Sakya Society, a nonprofit corporation organized under the laws of the State of Washington, USA.

Sakya Society is recognized by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations to the retreat center are tax deductible to the full extent of the law for U.S. taxpayers.  Donations from other countries are subject to the laws and regulations of each country.


Spiritual Leaders

His Holiness the Kyabgon Gongma Trichen Rinpoche
Sakya Dolma Phodrang
Dehra Dun, Uttarakhand, India

His Eminence Luding Khenchen Rinpoche
Ngor Pal Ewam Chodan
Manduwalla, Dehra Dun, Uttarakhand, India

Board of Directors

Spiritual Teacher Directors

Her Eminence Sakya Jetsun Chimey Luding Rinpoche, Chairperson
Sakya Tsechen Thubten Ling
Richmond, B.C., Canada

His Eminence Gyana Vajra Rinpoche
Sakya Dolma Phodrang
Dehra Dun, Uttarakhand, India

Other Directors

Khenpo Pema Wangdak
New York, New York

Dawn Presta McCutcheon
Couer d’ Alene, Idaho

DeAnn Glenn
Seattle, Washington

Susanna Salsbury
Friday Harbor, Washington

Anthony Bruno
Washington, D.C.

Laetitia Sonami
Oakland, California


Anne Moore, President
Friday Harbor, Washington

Kira Sewell, Vice President
Friday Harbor, Washington

John Sewell, Secretary
Friday Harbor, Washington

John Soderberg, Treasurer
Friday Harbor, Washington

Retreat Manager

Jennifer “Pepper” Kocsis
Friday Harbor, Washington