Welcome to Bay Area Pal Tsechen Ling
Bay Area Pal Tsechen Ling is a nonprofit organization originally started by several families getting together at Berkeley Marina Park to celebrate His Holiness 41st Sakya Trizin’s birthday back in 2007. Our official name, Bay Area Pal Tsechen Ling was given to us by His Holiness in 2010 and since then, we worked with several other nonprofit organizations in Bay Area to attain common goals of promoting and preserving Tibetan Buddhism of Sakya Lineage in our area. We organized several major initiations lead by His Holiness 41st Sakya Trizin in past several years. With growing Tibetan population in Bay Area, we realized that we wanted to form a small dharma community that will promote and sustain Sakya Lineage in our day and age so in late 2015, we elected our first board members and applied for nonprofit organization. Our application was approved for NGO status in 2016. Since then, we have been observing major Sakya Lineage events at various devotees’ house followed by dinner sponsored by host family.