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    Khenpo Sodargye Rinpoche London Visit 2015

    We have the great honour of hosting Khenpo Sodargye Rinpoche who is one of the main teachers of the renowned Larung Gar Five Sciences Buddhist Academy the largest Buddhist academy of its kind in the world. He trained closely with His Holiness Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche, one of the great luminairies of his generation.

    On Friday the 23rd and Saturday the 24th of October Khenpo Rinpoche will be conferring teachings and empowerments at Kagyu Samye Dzong London.

    Click here for more 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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    Farewell to Manor Place

    Dear Friends,

    As many of you know, in the process of establishing a permanent centre here in Bermondsey, we were fortunate to have temporary use of the beautiful old baths building in Manor Place, near Kennington/Elephant & Castle. We originally thought we would be there for five years, but this was extended and we have been there for ten wonderful years in total.

    Due to impermanence (and building works starting on the large site behind us) we have now been given notice to leave by Notting Hill Housing Association, and the centre will be closing to the public at the end of September 2015.

    Click here for the full article



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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...

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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.

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We offer a range of complementary therapies, including a monthly visit from our highly experienced Tibetan doctor. Dr. Soktsang who studied at the Medical Institute for Traditional Tibetan Medicine in Lhasa. We also have classes in Tetsudo, Jiulong Baguazhang and Yoga.

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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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