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    First visit to Europe by H.H. the XVII Karmapa

    Between the 28th May and 9th June 2014 His Holiness the 17th Karmapa will visit Germany in the heart of Europe, where he is expected with great joy. His first and therefore historic journey to the continent will begin at the Kamalashila Institute, his main seat in Europe and continue in the German capital Berlin.

    Click here for all information regarding His Holiness's visit



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    Compassion beyond Culture: A Conference on the Life of Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche

    We are planning a conference at Oxford University, which we hope will be presided over, depending on travel permission, by the High Khenpo of the famous Serthar Monastery in Tibet. The aim is to trace a concise picture of Akong Rinpoche’s life through the coming together of the various people who have been involved in his journey of helping others, either spiritually through dharma centres, or improving the quality of life through charitable activities, or delivering therapeutic healing to those who are suffering from various health conditions or who wish to develop their minds through therapeutic techniques, as well as those many individuals whose lives were positively influenced through encountering him.

    Read more about the conference here


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    Ringu Tulku Teaching Visit May 2014

    We are happy to announce that Ringu Tulku will be coming to Kagyu Samye Dzong London to give teachings on the Kagyu Lineage and the Four Seals of Mahamudra on Saturday the 3rd and Sunday the 4th of May.


    To find out more information about the weekend teachings and to book a place click here


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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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    Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche

    Thank you to everyone for all your kind wishes and prayers.
    Words cannot express the tragic loss of such a great being, but through prayer we can express our gratitude and appreciation for everything we have received and all the time we have spent in his presence.

    Click here to watch a "Prayer Message For Akong Rinpoche" from Chamgon Khenting Tai Situ Rinpoche

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