Our Lamas

Photograph of His Holiness Sakya Trizin

His Holiness Sakya Trizin

After the take-over of Tibet in 1959, the Sakya Trizin arrived in India after a treacherous journey over the Himalayas. He established the Sakya Monastery at Rajpur, Dehradun.


Dalai Lama
The Sakya Lineage is headed by His Holiness the Sakya Trizin, next in rank to His Holiness the Dalai Lama.


The venerable Lama Thubten Nyima with his brother, the venerable Lama Jamyang Lekshey who founded our new Buddhist Centre were only small children when they left Tibet.

Tibetan Buddhism is tolerant and respects all beliefs and the Lamas work tirelessly for the benefit of all beings with love and compassion. They have vast wisdom of training the mind and meditation, following original lineage teachings which are thousands of years old.

We hope to practise these principles at our Sakya Buddhist Centre, to create a good and helpful atmosphere and benefit in particular the local community.

LamasAbove from left: Lama Thubten Nyima, The Monastery at Rajpur, Dheradun and Lama Jamyang Lekshey.