His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa
His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Orgyen Drodul Trinley Dorje, is the supreme head of the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Karmapa means “the one who carries out buddha-activity” or “the embodiment of all the activities of the buddhas.” Our centre aims to share the teachings and meditations from this lineage.
Regular Thursday Night teachings on the Jewel Ornament of Realisation
Lama Zangmo will teach a weekly class on The Jewel Ornament by Je Gampopa which is said to capture the essence of the teachings of the Kagyu lineage. Gampopa is one of the early masters of the Kagyu lineage, and the founder of its monastic order.
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.
Introduction to Meditation Courses
People from all walks of life are learning to meditate and discovering the great benefit it can bring them in their everyday life. People who meditate regularly find that it brings them a greater sense of stability. The stresses of everyday life can be brought under control and regular meditators experience a greater sense of inner calm and happiness. This course is perfect for absolute beginners. Everyone can learn to meditate!
Check out our program for event and venue details.
Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche's 2013 Visit
Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche will be in Kagyu Samye Dzong London for a refuge ceremony on Friday the 28th of June in the evening and for a weekend of teachings on the Saturday the 29th and Sunday the 30th of June.
Our New Vajrayana Shrineroom
Our new Vajrayana Shrineroom has now been inaugurated. The shrineroom houses 1008 Buddhas and has been decorated in true Tibetan style.
Offering for Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche's Birthday
Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche's 70th birthday is approaching fast. To thank him and show our appreciation for all his activities we would like to make an offering to him on his birthday from everyone connected to Samye Dzong London that he has inspired and helped over the years.
If you would like to contribute to this please click on the link below to make an offering of your choice, any amount counts.
Your name will be added to a birthday card which will be presented to him along with the offerings on the 25th of May.
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 ›
Both our centres are open to everyone, regardless of religious beliefs or faith. Resident ordained monks and nuns, together with lay volunteers, form the core of our community. Volunteering at Kagyu Samye Dzong is a great way to get to know the centres better and become a part of a friendly, vibrant community. There are lots of opportunities that can match the skills you have to offer or the time you have available.Read more ›
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 Yoga, Tetsudo and Jiulong Baguazhang.Read more ›