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    The 2nd UK Kagyu Monlam in Samye Ling 10th to 17th June 2019

    The 2nd UK Kagyu Monlam will begin on the auspicious date of the anniversary of Lord Buddha’s Birth on 10th of June and will finish on 17th of June 2019, the anniversary of Lord Buddha’s Enlightenment and Parinirvana.

    Drupon Rinpoche has kindly agreed to make an extra visit to the UK specially to preside over the Monlam.  He will give two daily sessions of teachings as well as presiding over all the prayer sessions.

    Click here for more information

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    Ringu Tulku Rinpoche Visit May 2019

    On the evenings of Tuesday the 7th and Wednesday the 8th of May Ringu Tulku Rinpoche will be returning to give precious teachings.

    On Tuesday night Rinpoche will teach about The Eight Worldy Dharmas and on Wednesday night the teaching will be on Karma: Cause and Effect.

    Click on the links above for more information.

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    Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche Visit July 2019

    Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche, Abbot of Kagyu Samye Ling Monastery, will be returning to KSDL for his annual visit on the weekend of the 5th to the 7th of July.

    Lama Rinpoche will give teachings and will preside over a Refuge ceremony during the course of the weekend.

    Click here fore more details

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    Drupon Khen Rinpoche Karma Lhabu Visit September 2019

    We are delighted to announce that Drupon Khen Rinpoche, Karma Lhabu, will be visiting us once again to give teachings on the 21st and 22nd of September.

    Drupon Rinpoche will give teachings on A Song on Seizing the Kingdom of the Kagyu by Kongtrul Rinpoche. Anyone is welcome to attend this weekend, whether Buddhist or not.

    Click here to register for this teaching

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    Upcoming Courses with Lama Zangmo

    Buddhism in a Nutshell - Saturday 11th of May 10am - 4pm -  This is a day of Introduction to Buddhism where we will look at the famous verse from the Dhammapada, the words of the Buddha, which summarises Buddhism in a nutshell. Find out more...

    The Meaning of Taking Refuge  - every Wednesday 15th May to 5th of June 7pm - 8.30pm -  This course focuses especially on the meaning of taking refuge and what it means to be a Buddhist. Find out more...

    The Life and Teachings of Milarepa every Thursday 16th May - 6th of June 7pm - 8.30pm -  Becoming familiar with the spiritual biographies of the Kagyu Lineage Masters is a source of great inspiration and show us that whatever our circumstances or lifestyle, we can also practice these teachings and tame our mind. Find out more...


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    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

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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. 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.

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About Us

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 ›

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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... Read more ›

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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 ›

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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 ›