Mission Statement

Sakya Kachod Choling was established in 1986 on San Juan Island in Washington State under the direction of H.E. Sakya Jetsun Rinpoche. Our purpose is to provide Buddhists and Non-Buddhists alike a place for retreat in a natural, peaceful and supportive environment.

In addition, the Sakya Society holds teaching events, sponsors guest speakers and cultural programs both at the Gompa and in Friday Harbor. We also support the cause of the displaced Tibetan people, whose unique and valuable culture is so endangered.