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    Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche

    Join us on Sunday 7th December, for a one-day Chenrezig Retreat with the Samye Dzong Sangha which will be a day of mantra accumulation dedicated to the swift rebirth of Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche.

    This is a recent message to all of Rinpoche's students from Dulmo Choje Rinpoche in Tibet:

    " To bring Akong Rinpoche back soon you should all do many many Dorje Sempa Mantras, then HH Karmapa will find him soon!
    And it is important that you all work together and practice what Rinpoche has taught you and live his teachings. Work together, be together, continue Rinpoche's work and you should look after Samye Ling well and do not let it go down."

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    Karmapa demonstrates meditation in action

    (Bodhgaya - 12th November 2014)

    The Gyalwang Karmapa has often quipped that the word ‘Karmapa’ is somewhat equivalent in meaning to “Action Man”. He is now recognised as a leader who ‘does’ as well as ‘says’, and repeatedly urges his followers to transform their Buddhist beliefs into action.

    This morning, reflecting his advice that we should all take individual responsibility for protecting the environment, he met with an enthusiastic group of children from the local Bodhi Tree School and joined them in cleaning the local area.

    Read the full article.

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    Guru Rinpoche Drubcho

    Join the Sangha for five days of Guru Rinpoche practice, Konchog Chidu. We meditate in order to overcome external obstacles as well as internal mental obstacles.

    Guru Rinpoche is the guiding power which emanates from pure mind, anywhere in time and space: the universal teacher. The dialogue between disciple and guru is really the age-old interplay of illusion and truth, darkness and light, the relative and the ultimate. Guru Rinpoche is the archetypal perfect teacher: a role model.

    See the event page for full details.

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    Who we are

    We are a Buddhist community in the heart of London, affiliated to Kagyu Samye Ling Monastery in Scotland, under the guidance of Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche, 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.

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Whether you want to explore Buddhism, attend weekly meditation practice sessions, listen to and study Buddhist teachings, or get help with your personal practice...

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At our two London centres we hold free evening group meditation sessions. We also run introductory courses that offer practical guidance based around simple yet effective techniques.

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We offer a range of complementary therapies, including a monthly visit from our Tibetan doctor. Dr. Soktsang is highly experienced in the field of traditional Tibetan Medicine, having studied at the medical Institue for Traditional Tibetan Medicine in Lhasa, where he graduated with a masters degree. We also have classes in Tetsudo, Jiulong Baguazhang and the Inner Child Group.

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The centre has workshop and treatment rooms that can be hired by practitioners and organisations as venues for courses, meetings, etc. The Bardo Group provides funeral services, care for those who are dying and ill as well as other helpful activities.

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