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    Birthday Celebrations for His Holiness the 17th Karmapa

    Join everyone at Kagyu Samye Dzong London at 7.00 pm this Friday, 26th June, for prayers dedicated to the long life, good health and continuing activity of His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, Orgyen Trinley Dorje. There will also be an opportunity for everyone to offer a katta to HH Karmapa's throne at the end of the prayers.

    We will be reciting aspiration prayers from the Kagyu Monlam book, so if you have it, please bring it along

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    Course donations in 2015 - a letter from Lama Zangmo

    You may already be aware that Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche, the Abbot of Kagyu Samye Ling, made a decision this year in honour of Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche to offer the Dharma courses in Samye Ling without any course fees.

    Here in Kagyu Samye Dzong London we would like to follow this example, and so from January 2015 all our Dharma and meditation courses will be offered without a suggested course fee. Courses by external organisations who hire our venue, as well as non-Dharma courses, will continue to have a course fee.....

    Read the full letter from Lama Zangmo

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    Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche

    Many of you will know about the film "Akong - A Remarkable Life" which is currently in production.  For the lates information on the progress of this documentary, see our news page.

    You are also invited to join the Kagyu Samye Dzong London Sangha on 22nd August for a day of accumulation of mantras for Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche. The morning will be dedicated to accumulating Guru Rinpoche mantras and the afternoon dedicated to accumulating the Chenrezig mantras.

    See the event page for full details.

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    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.

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Whether you want to explore Buddhism, attend weekly meditation practice sessions, listen to and study Buddhist teachings, or get help with your personal practice...

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At our two London centres we hold free evening group meditation sessions. We also run introductory courses that offer practical guidance based around simple yet effective techniques.

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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 Tetsudo, Jiulong Baguazhang and the Inner Child Group.

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The centre has workshop and treatment rooms that can be hired by practitioners and organisations as venues for courses, meetings, etc. The Bardo Group provides funeral services, care for those who are dying and ill as well as other helpful activities.

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