Winter Closure - Monday 16th Dec to Tuesday 7th January inclusive
The Centre will close after the Chenrezig Puja on Sunday 15th December and will reopen at 5.00 pm on Wednesday 8th January 2020.
We wish everybody a very happy holiday season.
Visit of Drupon Khen Rinpoche Karma Lhabu in May 2020
We are extremely delighted and honoured to announce that Drupon Khen Rinpoche, Karma Lhabu, will be visiting us once again to give teachings on Thursday 21 May 2020 from 7.00 - 9.00 pm.
The teaching will be suitable for both beginners and more advanced practitioners and the topic will be announced nearer the time. In the meantime this is definitely one to put in your diaries.
Advice from a Yogi - new course with Lama Zangmo
Lama Zangmo's new monthly course starts on Saturday 18th January and will focus on the text called “Advice for the People of Dingri” by Padampa Sangye, an Indian yogi who is said to have travelled to Tibet on three occasions for his first, middle and final stay there. Full details can be found on the course page.
Introduction to Buddhism - a series of five one-day teachings
Between February and June, Lama Zangmo will give an introduction to Buddhism over five Saturdays. The workshops are:
- Introduction to Buddhism - 8th February
- The Four Thoughts That Turn the Mind to the Dharma - 7th March
- Taking Refuge and Entering the Buddhist Path - 11th April
- The Spiritual Friend - 9th May
- Cultivating Bodhicitta, Loving Kindness and Compassion - 13th June
Visit the course pages for full details.
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 ›