Dechen London:

Sakya Buddhist Centre


Dechen London is a Buddhist centre in Notting Hill in West London, following the Sakya tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Our specialist selection of Buddhist books, exclusive prints and event space offers a warm refuge from the bustle of London’s city streets to read, contemplate interesting ideas and meditate on life, the universe and everything. Find the space to meditate and the texts you need for your exploration of Buddhism and the literary world in general or browse our exclusive collection of Buddhist prints with accurate depictions of figures from the Sakya lineage.

Dechen London Book of the Month

Wisdom in Exile book promotion


Wisdom in Exile: Buddhism and Modern Times by Lama Jampa Thaye

Is there a spiritual decay at the heart of Western culture? Have politics, science and religion failed to deliver the happiness they promised? Wisdom in Exile: Buddhism and Modern Times by Lama Jampa Thaye, explores a culture haunted by loss and how the search for a sense of meaning in these troubled times has opened up a space for Buddhism.

Promoting Art, Literature and Culture

Situated in the heart of Notting Hill, Dechen London is more than just a bookshop, more than offering a range of original artwork, it’s an exclusive venue, hosting events ranging from international book launches, themed film nights, art exhibitions and cultural evenings to promote the written word and Buddhist thought.


Learn to Read Buddhist Texts

Do you think you know how to read a book? Is there really only one way to read? How much do you really get from a book that contains a multitude of ideas and can point the way to liberation?

Reading in the twenty-first century tells a story, helping us experience the world from an alternative perspective. For a monk in the tenth century, reading had a wholly different meaning. Come and experience how to read Buddhist books with Literature that Liberates and understand the transformative power of hearing, thinking and meditating.