To sustain the spiritual values for its members who follow the teachings of Buddha as passed down through the founding masters and lineage of masters in the Sakya order of Tibetan Buddhism.

To maintain and promote a traditional cultural heritage based on the Buddhist tenets of harmlessness, altruism, generosity, patience, meditation, and all the wisdom teaching of the Buddha Shakyamuni among its members, and to provide cultural resources to other members of the greater community where there is need and receptivity.


Khenpo Sonan Dhondrup

Khenpo Sonan Dhondrup was born in Qinghai Province in 1977. He first became a monk at the age of 6 years old at Sakya Gompa Thupten Gemphel Ling receiving Tabjung vows.  By 15 years of age he completed the basic monastic reitual studies.  When he was 16 he received many previous teachings, initiations and abhisheka including Druthab Kundo, Phurba, Ketor and Lhorlodemchok and Lama Thupten Chodak.

In 2001 Khenpo'la joined Saklya Thumten Namgal Ling in Puruwala, India and studies higher Buddhist Philosophy until 2007.  Then he rendered his services as a teacher in the institute for the next two years.  After he received the Geshe degree, because of his exceptionally meritorious service, he was appointed as the resident Lama for the Purwala Settlement to teach Hetuvidya, Pramanavarttika, etc.

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