The visit of His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa to Kagyu Samye Dzong London, May 2017
The visit of His Holiness to the UK last May was a very special time for thousands of people, as we saw from the numbers who turned up for the teachings in Battersea. Special though that time was, it was then followed by His Holiness visiting Kagyu Samye Dzong London. You can get an idea of the impact that had just by looking at the faces of those in the photos in our gallery. Enjoy.
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
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.
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.
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 ›
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 ›