Dechen Foundation Buddhist Centers

Welcome to Dechen Foundation,  an American association of Tibetan Buddhist centers of the Sakya and Karma Kagyu traditions founded by Lama Jampa Thaye under the spiritual authority of Karma Thinley Rinpoche.

Dechen Foundation’s centers include the Sakya Buddhist Center in Santa Monica, Los Angeles.

For information on meditation classes and teaching events in Santa Monica and Los Angeles please click here

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Dechen Foundation centers offer meditation classes which provide an introduction to the teachings and meditation practices of Tibetan Buddhism.

Our Main Activities:

Our main Tibetan Buddhist activities at Dechen Foundation include:

  • Introductions to Buddhism
  • Teaching Events
  • Initiations
  • Retreats and meditation days
  • Prayers and meditation practice
  • Study Groups