Jaigaon Construction Update

Great progress is being made! Sakya Thegchen Phuntsok Ling, which means “the Sanctuary for the Mahayana Teachings of Sakya to be Abundant” in Tibetan, will follow the curriculum of teachings established by the Khön dynasty in Sakya’s headquarters in Tibet, Lhakhang Chenmo.

The main building, with 11600 m2 building area, is a 5 floored comprehensive structure with shrine halls, classrooms, library, auditoriums, dormitory, dining hall, etc. Please click an image to view full size.

His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin Rinpoche visited Sakya Thegchen Phuntsok Ling at the invitation of Venerable Jamyang Gyaltsen. Also attending were Khenpo Sangay Lodoe from Jaigaon, Kalimpong Khentu, and Khenpo Namgyal.

During his visit, His Holiness toured the full building and made note of the wonderful grounds. Marking a highlight of his auspicious visit, His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin Rinpoche bestowed Kah-go, the powerful protection blessing, to all those in attendance.

Sunrise at Sakya Thegchen Phuntsok Ling

Here are some of the architectural diagrams representing the plan for Sakya Thegchen Phuntsok Ling and the Buddha Bharati School, with a photo of the current construction progression for reference.

Below are some architectural renderings of the ground floor floorplan:

For reference, here are the North and South wings under construction in April 2022:

Thanks to the incredible hard work of the construction workers, designers, engineers and site administrators for their dedication and devotion to making the plans of His Holiness Jigdal Dagchen Dorje Chang a reality!