His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa's European Visit 2016
His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa has just arrived in Geneva, Switzerland to start his third European visit.
He will be teaching and bestowing empowerments in Geneva on Saturday the 21st and 22nd, then in Zurich the following weekend of the 28th and 29th. He will then travel to Paris where he will continue turning the wheel of Dharma on the weekend of the 4th and 5th of June.
Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche's June 2016 Visit
To all who have met him, Lama Yeshe Rinpoche is a living embodiment of the joy of practice, and he will be sharing the wisdom of his extensive experinece in meditation during this two-day teaching, assisted by Ani Lhamo. Suitable for all. During Lama Yeshe's visit we will also have a Refuge Ceremony for those wishing to formally become Buddhist.
The full programme is now available. Click here for more information
Ringu Tulku Visit 2016
We are pleased to announce that Ringu Tulku Rinpoche will be coming back to Samye Dzong London to give teachings on the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd of July.
Rinpoche will be teaching on the Wheel of Life and the Twelve Links of Interdependence.
Course donations since 2015 - an update from Lama Zangmo
As you may be aware, Kagyu Samye Dzong London made a commitment at the beginning of 2015, in honour of our Founder Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche, to offer our Dharma courses without a course fee, on a donation basis (see below). We decided to try this for one year and at the end of the year asses how it went. It therefore seems appropriate to give you some feedback now on this past year.
Read the full letter from Lama Zangmo
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.
Kagyu Samye Dzong London Tibetan Buddhist Centre first opened in April 1998 and provides peace and tranquility for all at its centre 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 ›
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 ›
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 ›