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    The Historic Visit of the Gyalwang Karmapa to Palpung Sherabling Monastery

    "Since arriving in India in 2000, the Gyalwang Karmapa had waited almost 17 years to visit Kenting Tai Situ Rinpoche at his nearby monastery of Palpung Sherabling. To celebrate this special occasion, crowds had gathered in a festive mood from all parts of the Himalayan region and from abroad."

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    Also After 400 years the Gyalwang Karmapa Returns to Arunachal Pradesh. "Traveling across the length of India’s Himalayas, from his temporary residence in Himachal Pradesh in the west all the way to the eastern peaks, the Gyalwang Karmapa made an historic journey to Arunachal Pradesh."

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    In Praise of Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche

    We are pleased to be able to reproduce remarks by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche, Abbot of Karma Triyana Dharmachakra (KTD) Monastery in Woodstock, New York, regarding Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche. These remarks were made on 5th November during the first Thrangu Tsedrup conducted at KTD where Lama Rinpoche was a guest of Khenpo-la.

    Click here to read the transcript

    Lama Rinpoche will be joining the KSDL Sangha for the last days of the Guru Rinpoche Drubcho taking place from the Wednesday the 15th of March to Sunday the 19th of March.

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    Akong - a Remarkable Life World and London Premieres

    We are extremely pleased to announce that, after several years in the making, the World and London premieres of the feature length documentary film about the life of Chöje Akong Tulku Rinpoche, Akong: A Remarkable Life, will take place at Kagyu Samye Ling at 14:00 on the Thursday the 16th of March and at Kagyu Samye Dzong London at 7pm on Saturday 18th March both in the presence of Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche. 

    Due to an enormous interest in the film we have also had to schedule a Second screening on Sunday the 19th at 7pm. Tickets for this event will be available from 3pm on Sunday the 5th of February. Follow the link below for tickets.

    Click here for more information and tickets for the World Premiere in Kagyu Samye Ling

    Click here for more information and tickets for the London Premiere

    Click here for more information and tickets for the Second London Screening

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    Guru Rinpoche Drubcho

    Join the KSDL Sangha for a 5 day intensive Guru Rinpoche Drubcho from Wednesday the 15th to the Sunday the 19th of March. This practice helps to overcome external and environmental obstacles as well as inner mental obstacles. It involves many prayers, music and mantra recitations as well as offerings of Tsok. Click here for more information

    Those who have received a Guru Rinpoche Empowerment and would like to receive instructions on this practice can do so on the Saturday 4th of March. Click here for more information

    On the Sunday 5th of March practical hands-on instructions as preparation for the upcoming Guru Rinpoche Drubcho will be given. Click here for more information


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    Teachings on the Bodhicharyavatara

    The Way of the Bodhisattva otherwise known as the Bodhicharyavatara is a text that is treasured by Buddhists from many different traditions. It is a Mahayana text composed by the great Indian scholar Shantideva. It is an excellent guide to cultivating the mind of enlightenment (Bodhicitta) and to generating the qualities of limitless love, compassion and wisdom.

    The course will be taught by Lama Zangmo and held one Saturday every month starting on the 25th of March (typically the third Sunday of the month with a few exceptions). The course will consist of teachings on the text and meditation instructions for ongoing daily practice.

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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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    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

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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 ›