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    Course donations in 2015 - a letter from Lama Zangmo

    Dear All,

    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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    Teachings on impermanence from HH 17th Gyalwang Karmapa

    “Meditating upon death and impermanence inspires us to feel like we need to seize the opportunity of this life. We need to use and value it. This is an opportunity that we’ll not get again.”

    He reminded those gathered that because everything is impermanent, we have the opportunity to change in every second, every minute, and every hour.

    “If things weren’t impermanent then the old situation would just continue and there would be no chance for change. But because things are impermanent we are able to improve. Impermanence gives us room for hope.”

    You can read the full report on the official website.


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    Mantra Recitation Day for Akong Tulku Rinpoche

    Join the Kagyu Samye Dzong London Sangha on Saturday 15th February 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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    Teachings with Lama Zangmo in January and February

    Lama Zangmo will be continuing her monthly teachings on the Seven Points of Mind Training, recomencing on Saturday 17th January - Evaluating Your Pracitce, followed by a day of teaching on Serving Others on Saturday 14th February.

    Inner Potential - Inner Peace will be given on three Thursday evenings in February (5th-19th). Universal basic goodness, or Buddha nature, refers to how we are all in essence innately pure. The challenge is to face ourselves, and then embark on a journey of personal growth and discovery to develop our latent potential.


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    Mindfulness Association talk and course in February

    Samye Dzong London is pleased to be hosting an Introduction to Mindfulness and Compassion practice session on Friday 6th February led by Vin Harris on behalf of the Mindfulness Association.

    This is followed by the Mindfulness Practitioner Foundation Course on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th February.


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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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