CORONAVIRUS UPDATE  H. E. Sakya Jetsun Chimey Luding Rinpoche and the officers of Sakya Society give notice that we are extending the temporary closing of the Sakya Kachod Choling retreat center to the public, which began on March 2nd, 2020, due to the unfortunate coronavirus outbreak crisis in the United States.  We are taking this measure for the sake of public health and safety.  We will not be holding any group retreats at Sakya Kachod Choling until further notice but we will continue to have online programs. We hope to have individual retreats when it is safe to do so.  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 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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