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24 Apr 2017
Akong - A Remarkable Life Film Screenings
Film button web size  A brief synopsis Akong – A Remarkable Life tells the story of Akong Tulku Rinpoche, Tibetan Buddhist master, compelled to flee his homeland at the height of Sino-Tibetan tensions and forced into exile into unknown lands. Later he would become, along with Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, one of the key pioneers of Tibetan Buddhism in the West....

5 Apr 2017
Tara Prayers for Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche
                                                                                                                             Dear Friends, I am writing to you all with a message from His Holiness Karmapa that I hope you will be able to share and pass on. Last week a group of students from both Kagyu Samye Ling and Samye Dzong London had an audience with His Holiness Karmapa in Bodhgaya, India. As there have recently been concerns about signs of...

30 Mar 2017
MSc Endorsement
MSc Endorsement Boxed

24 Mar 2017
50th Anniversary Celebrations
Double It is 50 years since Samye Ling was first established in 1967 and we will celebrate with a Guru Rinpoche Drupcho in Samye Ling temple from 21st to 25th August. The prayers will be particularly dedicated to Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche, who established Samye Ling and guided it from humble beginnings to the large thriving Dharma centre it is today....

31 Jan 2017
Akong-A Remarkable Life
Film button web size We're very pleased to share with you the news that the long-awaited world premiere of the feature-length documentary film Akong-A Remarkable Life will be taking place on 16th March in Kagyu Samye Ling Monastery & Tibetan Centre in Dumfries and Galloway. The film, introduced by Director Chico Dall’Inha and set against a backdrop of stunning Himalayan photography,...

15 Jan 2017
ONE YEAR MEN’S RETREAT
There will be a golden opportunity for men to participate in a One Year Ngondro Retreat in our Samye Dechen Shing Men’s Retreat on the Isle of Arran, beginning in approximately mid-October 2017. Applicants should be in good physical and mental health and fully committed to spending one year in retreat practicing the traditional Mahamudra Foundation Practices. The retreat will be led...

The Buddhist principle is to be everybody's friend, not to have any enemy.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Meditation means simple acceptance.
Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche
Only the impossible is worth doing.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Whenever we see something which could be done to bring benefit to others, no matter how small, we should do it.
Chamgon Khentin Tai Situ Rinpoche
Freedom is not something you look for outside of yourself. Freedom is within you.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Hasten slowly, you will soon arrive.
Jetsun Milarepa
It doesn’t matter whatever comes, stop judging and it won’t bother you.
Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche
Whatever obstacles arise, if you deal with them through kindness without trying to escape then you have real freedom.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
To tame ourselves is the only way we can change and improve the world.
Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
Strive always to be as kind, gentle and caring as possible towards all forms of sentient life.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Every sentient being is equal to the Buddha.
Chamgon Kentin Tai Situ Rinpoche
Wherever and whenever we can, we should develop compassion at once.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Reminding ourselves of how others suffer and mentally putting ourselves in their place, will help awaken our compassion.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche