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    Developing Your Inner Potential - with Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche

    We are delighted to welcome Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche, the Abbot of Kagyu Samye Ling Monastery, to Kagyu Samye Dzong London on the weekend of 20th-21st June. This is an opportunity to receive meditation instructions and advice from a highly accomplished meditation Master who has spent many years in solitary retreat. He will be assisted over the weekend by Ani Lhamo, an experienced nun who has spent more than four years in retreat.

    There will be a Refuge Ceremony on Sunday 21st for those wishing to formally become Buddhist.
     

     

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    His Holiness the 17th Karmapa visits the U.S.

    His Holiness the Karmapa is currently in the United States on a two month trip. During this third visit he is making to America, the Karmapa will lecture at universities across the country and reconnect with the many Buddhist communities under his guidance as head of the Karma Kagyu lineage. A major focus of this trip will be his stops on university campuses, where the 29-year old Buddhist leader will deliver lectures, interact with faculty, sit in on classes himself and take the opportunity to connect with young people.

    Full details of the Karmapa's time in American can be found on the official website.

     

     

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    Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche

    Many of you will know about the film "Akong - A Remarkable Life" which is currently in production.  For the lates information on the progress of this documentary, see our news page.

    You are also invited to join the Kagyu Samye Dzong London Sangha on Sunday 17th May for a day of accumulation of mantras for Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche. The morning will be dedicated to accumulating Guru Rinpoche mantras and the afternoon dedicated to accumulating the Chenrezig mantras.

    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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    Course donations in 2015 - a letter from Lama Zangmo

    You may already be aware that Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche, the Abbot of Kagyu Samye Ling, made a decision this year in honour of Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche to offer the Dharma courses in Samye Ling without any course fees.

    Here in Kagyu Samye Dzong London we would like to follow this example, and so from January 2015 all our Dharma and meditation courses will be offered without a suggested course fee. Courses by external organisations who hire our venue, as well as non-Dharma courses, will continue to have a course fee.....

    Read the full letter from Lama Zangmo




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Buddhism

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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Meditation

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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Well-being

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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Facilities

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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