Tsechen Kunchab Ling, Temple of All-Encompassing Great Compassion, was established in Walden, New York in April, 2001 as the United States Seat of His Holiness Sakya Trizin. His Holiness established the temple in order to strengthen the Dharma in North America by creating a place where both renunciates and lay people could gather to practice the Dharma and to devote themselves to study, contemplation, and meditation.
The temple property was purchased in 2001, and many members and friends of the temple worked to renovate and improve the grounds and buildings. On July 4, 2003, His Holiness formally consecrated the temple and opened the Door of Dharma with an extensive series of Dharma teachings. Since that time, a large traditional temple building has been built and many activities concluded and planned. Please follow the link below to the Temple’s website for more and to join in coming opportunities for practice and celebration at this beautiful Temple in North America.