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    The Vision of Akong Tulku Rinpoche

    The Vision of Akong Tulku Rinpoche: a cinematic slideshow of the construction of Kagyu Samye Ling.

    We are delighted to announce that, on Saturday 11th November at 7.00 pm, Choje Lama Yeshe Rinpoche, the Abbot of Kagyu Samye Ling, will join us for this event in Kagyu Samye Dzong London.

    See the event page for more details.

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    Residential Meditation Retreat - Training for This Life and Beyond with Lama Zangmo

    This retreat starts with supper on 28th Dec and finishes with lunch on 2nd Jan.

    It provides participants with an opportunity to start the new year with a positive intention and positive activity which will be of benefit into the coming year and beyond. 

    We will do that amongst others by contemplating impermanence and the four thoughts, and by meditating on selfless compassion and loving kindness. Lama Zangmo will give daily instructions on related topics.

    See the course page for full details.

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    Embracing death and dying - a celebration of life through reflection on death

    Join us on Saturday 28th October for our fourth annual Death & Dying Day: A Celebration of Life Through Reflection on Death'. Our previous events were a huge success and we would like to welcome you all again this year.

    The event is an opportunity to explore and reflect on death and dying through a number of talks and workshops hosted by a variety of speakers.

    To see the schedule for the day, click here.





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    The Samye Dzong approach to course donations, by Lama Zangmo

    At the beginning of 2015, in honour of our Founder Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche, we decided to offer our Dharma courses without a suggested course fee, on a donation basis. We do this with the motivation to make the precious teachings of the Dharma accessible to everyone, and no-one will be excluded due to lack of funds.

    Traditionally the Buddhist teachings are given freely because they are considered priceless. In the Buddhist tradition one practices generosity, or Dana, by making monetary offerings for the teachings. This generosity is not payment for goods or services rendered; it is an offering given freely from the heart in appreciation of the Dharma...

    Read the full letters from Lama Zangmo

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    Tara Prayers for Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche

    Recently a group of students from both Kagyu Samye Ling and Samye Dzong London had an audience with His Holiness Karmapa in Bodhgaya, India. They requested advice and guidance from His Holiness on what we, the students, can do to prolong the life of our precious Abbot, Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche and to dispel any obstacles.

    Read Lama Zangmo's letter which outlines the advice given by His Holiness.

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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. We are under the direct guidance of Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche's brother the 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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About Us

Kagyu Samye Dzong London Tibetan Buddhist Centre first opened in April 1998 and provides a place of peace and tranquillity in central London. We run a programme of courses and workshops focusing on meditation, Buddhism, and holistic therapies. We also provide venues for community activities and holistic practitioners. Read more ›

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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... Read more ›

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We hold free evening group meditation sessions as well as running introductory courses that offer practical guidance based around simple yet effective techniques. Read more ›

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The centre provides a host of services to cater to a wide range of needs. We have weekly yoga and martial arts classes and a Tibetan Doctor who visits once a month for those interested in improving their well being. We have facilities for hire such as workshop rooms and a treatment room. Our Bardo group is available to assist those who need spiritual support before and after death. We dedicate prayers for those in need during our weekly pujas. We welcome school groups to visit for them to discover more about Buddhism. Also visit our Tibetan Tea Room and shop for a delicious selection of cakes and teas all whilst browsing over Buddhist book and items for sale. Read more ›