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.


Board of Directors

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

Khondung Gyana Vajra Rinpoche
Sakya Dolma Phodrang
Dehra Dun, Uttarakhand, India

Khenpo Pema Wangdak
New York, New York

Dawn Presta
Spokane Valley, Washington

Susanna Salsbury
Friday Harbor, Washington

Anthony Bruno
Washington, D.C.

Laetitia Sonami
Oakland, California

Jamyang Losel
Silver Spring, Maryland


Kira Sewell, President
Friday Harbor, Washington

Anne Davies, Vice President
Tacoma, Washington

John Sewell, Secretary
Friday Harbor, Washington

John Soderberg, Treasurer
Friday Harbor, Washington

Resident Staff

Jack Barben, Caretaker
Friday Harbor, Washington

Text Project

Jennifer Harrington
Sedro Woolley, Washington


Elizabeth Napper
Vancouver, B.C., Canada