Sakya Monastery Videos


Our Precious Guru and His Monastery


Our Precious Guru and His Monastery is a documentary honoring H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya, head Lama of Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism in Seattle. Dagchen Rinpoche and his family were forced to flee Tibet in 1959. One year later, they came to the United States, making Dagchen Rinpoche one of the first Lamas to bring Tibetan Buddhism to the West. In 1984, Dagchen Rinpoche established Sakya Monastery in Seattle to preserve and share Tibetan Buddhist culture and religion.


Directed, Edited and Narrated by Coren Lindfield
Audio Recording by John Connolly
Produced by Adrienne Chan
© 2014 Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism




Journey to the West


Journey to the West celebrates the 30th anniversary of Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism in Seattle. In 1984, H.H. Dagchen Rinpoche established Sakya Monastery to preserve and share Tibetan Buddhist culture and religion. Sakya Monastery has grown and flourished as a result of H.H. Dagchen Rinpoche's leadership and the dedicated support of a community of volunteers. Using archival footage and video interviews, this film chronicles the remarkable history of this center, highlighting in particular, the vision and leadership of H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Sakya, the dedication and support of H.E. Dagmo Kusho as well as the contributions of master craftsman John Vichorek and master artist Dhawa Dhundup Ngoche.


Directed, Narrated and Edited by Coren Lindfield
Audio Recording by John Connolly
Produced by Adrienne Chan
© 2014 Sakya Monastery of Tibetan Buddhism