New development - objections must be in by 11th November
The proposed scheme for a student housing development at 11-13 Spa Road initially entered to Southwark Council for planning permission in 2017 has now been re-submitted with some minor changes. As far as Samye Dzong London is concerned the main problems remain the same.
To find out what you can do, see the full story in our News section.
Travelling in the footsteps of Akong Rinpoche
Join us at 5.30 pm on Saturday 16th November for a beautiful slideshow of the journey to Kham, Tibet, in September this year by Lama Zangmo and a group of pilgrims from Samye Dzong London. The pictures tell the story of their meetings with some of Akong Rinpoche's friends in Kham and their visits to many of the sacred places of the Kagyu Lineage Masters.
Dorje Sempa Empowerment with Tulku Damcho Rinpoche - Sunday 10th November
Tulku Damcho Rinpoche's visit to Samye Dzong London has now been rescheduled to Sunday 10th November during which time he will be giving the Dorje Sempa (Vajrasattva) Empowerment. The event will start at 2.00 pm.
Please note: it is necessary to have formally taken Refuge before receiving this empowerment.
Please visit the event page and click on the "Reserve a Place" button to ensure your seat at this Empowerment.
Embracing Death and Dying Day - 23rd November
Join us on Saturday 23rd November for our fifth annual Death & Dying Day: A Celebration of Life Through Reflection on Death, organised by the Samye Dzong London Bardo Group. Our previous events were a huge success, and after taking a break last year, we would like to welcome you all again this year.
Who we are
We are a Buddhist community in the heart of London, affiliated to Kagyu Samye Ling Monastery in Scotland. We are under the direct guidance of Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche's brother the Venerable Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche and our resident teacher Lama Gelongma Zangmo.
Our aims are:
• To make the teachings of Buddhism accessible to all.
• To foster the growth of wisdom and compassion.
• To benefit the wider community.
• To promote interfaith dialogue and understanding.
The Samye Dzong approach to course donations, by Lama Zangmo
At the beginning of 2015, in honour of our Founder Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche, we decided to offer our Dharma courses without a suggested course fee, on a donation basis. We do this with the motivation to make the precious teachings of the Dharma accessible to everyone, and no-one will be excluded due to lack of funds.
Traditionally the Buddhist teachings are given freely because they are considered priceless. In the Buddhist tradition one practices generosity, or Dana, by making monetary offerings for the teachings. This generosity is not payment for goods or services rendered; it is an offering given freely from the heart in appreciation of the Dharma...
Read the full letters from Lama Zangmo
Kagyu Samye Dzong London Tibetan Buddhist Centre first opened in April 1998 and provides a place of peace and tranquillity in central London. We run a programme of courses and workshops focusing on meditation, Buddhism, and holistic therapies. We also provide venues for community activities and holistic practitioners. Read more ›
We hold free evening group meditation sessions as well as running introductory courses that offer practical guidance based around simple yet effective techniques. Read more ›
The centre provides a host of services to cater to a wide range of needs. We have weekly yoga and martial arts classes and a Tibetan Doctor who visits once a month for those interested in improving their well being. We have facilities for hire such as workshop rooms and a treatment room. Our Bardo group is available to assist those who need spiritual support before and after death. We dedicate prayers for those in need during our weekly pujas. We welcome school groups to visit for them to discover more about Buddhism. Also visit our Tibetan Tea Room and shop for a delicious selection of cakes and teas all whilst browsing over Buddhist book and items for sale. Read more ›