The centre is closed for the summer break and will reopen at 2pm on Wednesday 22nd August.
Mindtraining and Meditation with Drupon Khen Rinpoche Karma Lhabu
We are extremely delighted and honoured to announce that Drupon Khen Rinpoche, Karma Lhabu, will be visiting us once again to give teachings on 3rd October.
Drupon Rinpoche will give teachings on Mindtraining and meditation, and will give instructions and guidance that is suitable for all, beginners and more advanced practitioners alike. Anyone is welcome to attend this evening, whether Buddhist or not.
Drupon Rinpoche will teach in Tibetan and his translator Kunga will translate into English.
As we expect this to be a busy event, please let us know if you are coming and please arrive in good time to be seated by 7pm.
The Eight Consciousnesses and The Five Buddha Families - with Ringu Tulku Rinpoche
This September, 22nd-23rd, we look forward to welcoming Ringu Tulku Rinpoche who will be teaching on the Eight Consciousnesses and the Five Buddha Families.
Each of the five Buddha families represents a particular enlightened wisdom. When the five disturbing emotions of anger, attachment, ignorance, pride, and envy are purified, the five enlightened wisdoms shine forth.
We can also look at this as a process of purifying our ordinary mind, consisting of eight consciousnesses. When these consciousnesses are purified, the five enlightened wisdoms are revealed.
For full details, see the Event Page.
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.
The Samye Dzong approach to course donations, by Lama Zangmo
At the beginning of 2015, in honour of our Founder Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche, we decided to offer our Dharma courses without a suggested course fee, on a donation basis. We do this with the motivation to make the precious teachings of the Dharma accessible to everyone, and no-one will be excluded due to lack of funds.
Traditionally the Buddhist teachings are given freely because they are considered priceless. In the Buddhist tradition one practices generosity, or Dana, by making monetary offerings for the teachings. This generosity is not payment for goods or services rendered; it is an offering given freely from the heart in appreciation of the Dharma...
Read the full letters 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 ›