The celebration of 20 years of Kagyu Samye Dzong London will take place from Friday 6th to Sunday 7th July.
We are delighted to be able to welcome Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche, the Abbot of Kagyu Samye Ling, to lead the weekend for which we now have a full programme.
Everybody is welcome to attend all or part of the programme.
If you are not familiar with the Guru Rinpoche practice you are anyway welcome to sit in on the practice and observe and meditate.
If you wish to join in the refuge ceremony and take refuge, please let us know in advance.
We hope to see as many of you as possible over the weekend.
Friday 6th July
9.00am - 12 noon Long Guru Rinpoche Puja. Offerings for the tsok of fruit, nuts, cheese, drinks etc are welcome, to be shared out and enjoyed together afterwards.
2.30pm - 5pm - Guru Rinpoche Tsok
7pm - 8pm Confession to 35 Buddhas and Shinay meditation.
Saturday 7th July
9.30am till 12 noon Guru Rinpoche Tsok. Offerings for the tsok of fruit, nuts, cheese, drinks etc are welcome, to be shared out and enjoyed together afterwards.
2pm - 3pm Talk: Maintaining a Positive View through Meditation with Lama Yeshe Rinpoche
3.30pm - 4.15pm Talk: The Meaning of Refuge with Ani Lhamo
4.30pm - 5.30pm Refuge Ceremony with Lama Yeshe Rinpoche
6pm - 8pm - 20th Anniversary celebrations with light entertainment, music and more. all welcome.
Sunday 8th July
8am - 9am Green Tara Puja
10.00am - 11.00am Talk: The Importance of Lineage & the Role of the Teacher/Student with Ani Lhamo
11.30pm - 12.15pm Guidance for Parents & childrens blessing with Lama Yeshe Rinpoche - children of all ages are welcome.
To encourage interaction, we suggest the children bring a drawing they have made, or something else, to offer to Lama Yeshe at this time.
2pm - 2.45pm Talk: Buddha, Dharma and Sangha in the City with Lama Yeshe Rinpoche
3.00pm Lama Zangmo gives a short talk about her 20 years in London, followed by Karma Damcho and Ani Lochu chanting a doha by Milarepa
3.30 - 4.30pm The Tashi Lhunpo Monks perform a Cham Dance: "The Power of Compassion" in Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Kagyu Samye Dzong London (with an intermission during the performance)
7pm - 8pm Chenrezig Puja