About Dechen


About Dechen

Dechen international association of Sakya and Karma Kagyu Center  founded by Lama Jampa Thaye under the authority of Karma Thinley Rinpoche.


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Authentic Buddhist traditions

The teachings of Sakya and Karma Kagyu are transmitted separately to preserve the blessing and power of their lineages of meditation.  For this reason Dechen centers and groups belong to either the Sakya or Karma Kagyu tradition and are not mixed together.

Lama Jampa Thaye is authorized to teach both the Sakya and  the Karma-Kagyu lineages of Tibetan Buddhism.  This follows his own teacher, Karma Thinley Rinpoche, who was recognized as a ‘tulku’ or reincarnate lama of both these traditions.