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Welcome to the Dharma Center  Sakya Ngon Ga Ling's website

the " Sakya Center of Great Joy" in Tuscany!

The Center that is founded by His Holiness  Sakya Trizin in 2003, has it's principal venue  at Tresanti, Montespertoli (Florence) and the Retreat House  on the hills near Pistoia at Castello di Cireglio. We organize sessions of Empowerments and Teachings during the visits of our Masters, we organize courses in buddhist philosophy, meditation and yoga. In the Retreat House we organize short retreats and in both venues we contiuously have maditatinal practices, pujas and Tsog feasts. 

 Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 

Events and  Announcements

2 Friday evenings a month at Tresanti


My mind… clear as a crystal  

Mediation Course in Samatha and Vipassana meditation 2 Friday evenings a month.

The course starts 16th of October at the Sakya Ngon Ga Ling Dharma Center at Tresanti, Montespertoli.

with Jessica Martensson Ngawang Dolkar

To meditate  is to recognize the profound nature of our minds and be joyful in this state. It's possible to do it also when you walk, guiding the car and shopping.

It's a global, total presence of our inner self connected to all around us in a subtle way.

To be able to maintain this intence presence in our daily life it's important to cultivate and develop this recognizing. We start to do that on our Cuscion during our sitting meditation.

Meditation is our training, so that we will never forget.

The buddhist traditon has developed extraordinary meditation methods, that you can use, even if you do not feel "buddhist". Samatha - calm abiding meditation and Vipassana - the penetrative vision meditation, are methods developed for helping us to be free from our usual mental habits that create suffering, disconfort and various problems.

16 and 31  May


12  June


Tsog of Vajrayoghini

At the Sakya Ngon Ga Ling Center, Tresanti

Anyone who has received Vajrayogini initiation into the Sakya tradition can participate. Next meeting Friday 6 November.


Puja and Meditation of Tara


Aimed at all who have received Green Tara initiation in the Sakya tradition. We will do the puja of all 21 forms of Tara and the sadhana of Tara with explanations of mudras, visualizations and more.

October December
Cireglio Castle

Here are the activities taking place in Castello di Cireglio / Pistoia in the coming months:

At the end of October a course of * Samatha Meditation * (meditation of clear calm) starts, open to everyone, even beginners, which is the basis for then being able to continue with the Vipassana Meditation (meditation of internal vision). The course at the Sakya Ngon Ga Ling retreat house in Cireglio Castle consists of six lessons which take place on Thursdays from 19.30 to 21 and will have a monthly deadline (with the exception of December).  


Again in the Pistoia headquarters, i 

"Tea with the Buddha" , the Meetings for the deepening of Buddhist Philosophy, always monthly and on Sunday afternoon. This year the themes will be mainly two. The first theme will be the four Maras, which are the great obstacles on the path of spiritual development, which we will talk about in four meetings. These meetings alternate with others dedicated, instead, to the reading and discussion of one of the most beautiful and profound works of Buddhism: Shantideva's Bodhicaryavatara. 
This trend will continue next year to be able to read the entire text and have time to reflect on the various levels of meaning of this great work. This is the expected timetable:
Sunday 1st November: Introductory meeting on Buddhist Philosophy

Contact us:

0571-659063 or 335-482485


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