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    Karmapa Khyenno Mantra Recitation Request

    His Eminence Goshir Gyaltsab Rinpoche has requested that disciples of His Holiness Karmapa and the Kagyu Lineage recite 100 Million of the Karmapa Khyenno mantra by the 7th of October to help remove obstacles for His Holiness, the Lineage and the Precious Lineage Masters long life and activity.

    To read more about this click here

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    Drupon Khen Rinpoche Karma Lhabu Visit September 2019

    We are delighted to announce that Drupon Khen Rinpoche, Karma Lhabu, will be visiting us once again to give teachings on the 21st and 22nd of September.

    Drupon Rinpoche will give teachings on A Song on Seizing the Kingdom of the Kagyu by Kongtrul Rinpoche. Anyone is welcome to attend this weekend, whether Buddhist or not.

    Click here to register for this teaching

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    New long life prayer for Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche

    In August, while Lama Yeshe Rinpoche was in hospital, Samye Ling received a long life prayer composed by His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa. This prayer wasn't requested - it came spontaneously from His Holiness and feels like an enormous blessing. You can read the prayers on our news page, from where you can also download PDF copies of the prayer for printing out.

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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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    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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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 ›