His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa in Paris
The Kagyu Samye Dzong London Sangha joined Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche, and other members of the Kagyu Samye Ling Sangha, in Paris to receive teaching and the Chenrezig empowerment from His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa. We were very fortunate to have had an audience with His Holiness.
From Monday the 25th of July until Tuesday the 15th of August the centre will close for the annual Summer Break. The centre opens again on Wednesday the 16th of August at 2pm.
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
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.
Kagyu Samye Dzong London Tibetan Buddhist Centre first opened in April 1998 and provides peace and tranquility for all at its centre 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 ›