About the Centre

Sakya Ling Tibetan Buddhist Centre was established in 1993 and became a registered UK charity (1079247) in February 2000.

The main objective of the centre is to promote Buddhism and provide a place of learning and community involvement. We provide Buddhist talks, meditation classes, teachings and are an inclusive centre open to the contribution of others.

Tibetan Buddhism is tolerant and respects all beliefs. Tibetan 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 thousands of years old.

We modestly practice these principles at our Sakya Centre, to create a good and helpful atmosphere and benefit the local community.

Our address is

Sakya Ling Tibetan Buddhist Centre
97A Swansea Road,
Reading,
Berkshire.
RG1 8HA

Facebook: Sakya Ling Tibetan Buddhist Centre

Email: sakyaling@hotmail.com

12 thoughts on “About the Centre

  1. I’d love to be informed of events at the centre please. I attended Kalachakra with His Holiness last year in Kensington and recently attended Medicine Buddha with His Holiness’ son.
    With my best wishes,
    Christian Daw

    • Thanks for you comments, Christian. We will add you to our email notification list to keep you updated on our events (in addition to the information that gets posted here on the website).

      • Hi Christian, if you use face book join the Sakya Ling Tibetan Buddhist Centre and then I’ll send you a message from there about meeting at the centre for discussion, meditation etc

        • Hi Christian, see you the home page of this site for a free course of 8 meditation lessons in Reading. You may be more advanced than this but we will increase the depth through the lessons and it is always good to refresh our knowledge. Please let us know if you can join us or know of anyone else you might benefit. Yours in Dharma

  2. I too am very interested to be kept updated with events, but I was wondering if there are regular meetings at the centre and what the schedule might be?

    • Hi Robert! Please keep an eye on the Events page of the website, which will include information about visits of Lamas and special events (such as Losar, etc).

      Most other events at the centre have been arranged by request. If you would like to request a puja for a special purpose, please send us an email.

      If you are interested in being part of a study group, such as as “Introduction to Buddhism”, then please let us know and we can try and arrange a series of scheduled meetings for the autumn season.

      • Thank you very much for your reply. I had previously attended meetings and started some of the foundational practices with another group in Reading, but found the entire organisation very questionable. So I am now trying to find a Buddhist group in Reading. I have previously taken refuge with a Kagyu Lama. So I would be interested in joining a study group. I’m not sure if I’ve moved past the point of needing an introduction to Buddhism but I’d still be interested (and could probably always use a stronger foundation in the ‘basics’)

        Regards,

        Robert

        • Hi Robert, it would be good to speak directly and we can arrange something small scale at the centre, discussion, meditation etc we also have a curry house below so can combine with something to eat. If you use face book join the Sakya Ling Tibetan Buddhist Centre and then I’ll send you a message from there about meeting at the centre for discussion, meditation etc. At the moment we meet informally and will program things in for others if there is demand.

          • Hi Robert, see you the home page of this site for a free course of 8 meditation lessons in Reading. You may be more advanced than this but we will increase the depth through the lessons and it is always good to refresh our knowledge. Please let us know if you can join us or know of anyone else you might benefit. Yours in Dharma

  3. Hello – I am looking for some friendly Buddhist group to come along to – I will try and come along one Wednesday evening 🙂

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