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Sakya College , Mussourie Road ,  P.O. Rajpur, Dehradun, UP,            India 248009

Phone :-  (135) 734308

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Introduction 

The Sakya College is an institute of traditional Buddhist philosophical and scriptural studies where the ideals of Buddhist monasticism and rigorous scholarship are cultivated simultaneously.  It was established in 1972 and is the oldest school of its kind among the Tibetans in India and Nepal.

The main subjects of teaching and study at the College are the basic Buddhist scriptures of  India in their Tibetan translations.  Special emphasis is also laid on the commentarial and scholastic traditions of the Sakya School of Tibetan Buddhism.  The purpose of the school is to transmit these traditions of learning to the next generations, thus training the Sakya teachers of the future.  This was and still remains a crucial task because traditional Buddhist education was destroyed in Tibet itself after the Chinese Communist invasion in 1959.

Many of the Sakya tradition's learned scholars and teachers passed away during the crucial years of Tibetans in exile in India.  Monks and lay people have been scattered all over India and Nepal, and they are constantly upset by the hardships of a refugee's life.  Such an unexpected drastic change from a quiet, peaceful life to the complexities of modern existence is a threat to the Tibetan culture and its pure lineage and traditional form of Buddhism.

Our stay as refugees in a foreign land whichwe are unfamiliar with slowed down our ability to improve the situation.  For these reasons, the initial and main aim of the College is to train enough qualified monks for our future generations.