Akong - a Remarkable Life - an account of the London premiere
Ani Sonam Drolkar writes:
"I travelled down with Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche and fellow Sangha members for the two recent screenings of the feature-length film Akong - A Remarkable Life at Kagyu Samye Dzong London and marvelled at the tireless hard work of the volunteers and residents in preparation for the events. Over £4,500 was raised due to the generosity and inspiration of those who attended and watched the film. All the funds raised will go to the Akong Memorial Foundation projects....
Transforming the Emotions with Lama Zangmo
Lama Zangmo will lead a four week course on Transforming the Emotions starting on Thursday 30th March, 7.00 - 8.30 pm.
From a Buddhist perspective our negative emotions are rooted in the ignorance that misapprehends reality.
Dza Patrul Rinpoche, a great 19th century Nyingmapa Master, says: “Do not chase after the object of your anger; look at the angry mind.”
During this course each of the negative emotions will be looked at in turn.
Teachings on the Bodhicharyavatara
The Way of the Bodhisattva otherwise known as the Bodhicharyavatara is a text that is treasured by Buddhists from many different traditions. It is a Mahayana text composed by the great Indian scholar Shantideva. It is an excellent guide to cultivating the mind of enlightenment (Bodhicitta) and to generating the qualities of limitless love, compassion and wisdom.
The course will be taught by Lama Zangmo and held one Saturday every month starting on the 25th of March (typically the third Sunday of the month with a few exceptions). The course will consist of teachings on the text and meditation instructions for ongoing daily practice.
Who we are
We are a Buddhist community in the heart of London, affiliated to Kagyu Samye Ling Monastery in Scotland. We are under the direct guidance of Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche's brother the 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.
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
Kagyu Samye Dzong London Tibetan Buddhist Centre first opened in April 1998 and provides a place of peace and tranquillity 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 ›