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    A Precious Garland of the Sublime Path - with Lama Zangmo

    Starting on Saturday 23rd January Lama Zangmo will go through this text, composed by the great Master Gampopa, which is a collection of twenty eight points of advice for practitioners of the Dharma at every stage of practice.

    Full details and course dates can be found here.

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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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    Course donations since 2015 - an update from Lama Zangmo

    As you may be aware, Kagyu Samye Dzong London made a commitment at the beginning of 2015, in honour of our Founder Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche, to offer our Dharma courses without a course fee, on a donation basis (see below). We decided to try this for one year and at the end of the year asses how it went. It therefore seems appropriate to give you some feedback now on this past year.

    Read the full letter from Lama Zangmo

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    Clearing out at Manor Place

    Although our old centre at Manor Place is now closed to the public, our work there is not yet done. We have to leave the building vacant by early January - ie, with everything cleared out - which means we still have a lot of sorting out to do, as well as packing and moving all the stuff in the building during November and December.

    To get all this done in time we could really do with some help.  While we do have two specific volunteer weekends coming up in December, help would be welcome during most weekends as well as during the daytime on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.  
    If you are able to help us in any way, please get in touch with the office at Spa Road either by email, or by phoning us on 020-3327 1650.



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