Sakya Centers


The Mother Tara Sakya Center was founded by Her Eminence Dagmo Kusho Sakya on June 30, 2000 under the auspices and blessings of H.H. the Dalai Lama and her husband H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya (Dagchen Rinpoche). Tara Ling Santa Barbara was later established on Losar (Tibetan New Year's Day) in February, 2012.

H.H. the Dalai Lama gave the center the blessing name of "Tara-Ling" and H.H. Dagchen Rinpoche gave it the name the "Mother Tara Sakya Center". Dagmola brings the teachings and blessings of Tara to her many students around the world. "The practice of the Buddha Dharma and in particular the practice of Tara has enriched my life, and it is my dearest wish to share this precious feeling with all those who come to me."
The Mother Tara Sakya Center and Tara Ling Santa Barbara are volunteer-based, non-sectarian, non-profit Tibetan Buddhist centers based at two locations in Southern California: San Gabriel and Santa Barbara.

The mission of "Tara-Ling" is to contribute to the preservation and teaching of Tibetan culture and philosophy to all who are interested.

Mother Tara Sakya Center "Tara-Ling"
Ven. Minzu Sakya Rinpoche, Executive Director
Jamyang (Steve Gomberg), Sunday Chenrezi Practice Leading Monk
(323) 428-8366
Jeffrey Cheung, President (818) 216-2383,

Tara Ling Santa Barbara
1187 Coast Valley Road, Suite 1-261
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Vidya Gauci, President (805) 448-8516, leading Monthly Classes by Donation

Donations Appreciated:
Your kind donation is tax-deductible and pays for teaching-related expenses. Please make you check payable to "Mother Tara Sakya Center" and mail to:

Mother Tara Sakya Center
2203 East Villa Street
Pasadena, CA 91107

Information on other Sakya Centers around the world can be found at the following web sites:


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