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    Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche

    Join us for an evening of prayers on Wednesday 8th October to commemorate the one year passing of our precious teacher and founder, Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche.

    Words cannot express the tragic loss of such a great being, but through prayer we can express our gratitude and appreciation for everything we have received and all the time we have spent in his presence.

    Click here to watch a "Prayer Message For Akong Rinpoche" from Chamgon Khenting Tai Situ Rinpoche

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    Karmapa Completes Two Weeks Of Teachings for European Youth

    (Dharamsala- August 2014)

    A group of 16 young people from Europe have completed a two-week programme of daily interactions with His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje. Under the auspices of Karmapa Foundation Europe and under the guidance of Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, the group met for 10 private sessions with His Holiness to discuss a series of topics proposed by the students.

    Read the full here article here

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    Embracing Death and Dying

    Join us on Sunday 16th November for a day of discussions and presentations on Death and Dying and how to embrace and help others to embrace the most important moment of our lives.

    This day is an opportunity to explore and reflect on death and dying. It will consist of a combination of talks and workshops by a variety of speakers and looking at a range of topics. The day is open to all and is free to attend. You can come for the whole day or jsut attend the session you are interested in. It will also feature a Death Cafe, a photography exhibition called "The Dad Project" by Briony Campbelle, and a poetry reading by The Covent Garden Poetry Collective. Refreshments will be available in our Tibetan Tea Room and there will be a closing ceremony giving you a chance to remember a loved one.

    Click to see the full programme for the day



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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, 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.

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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...

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At our two London centres we hold free evening group meditation sessions. We also run introductory courses that offer practical guidance based around simple yet effective techniques.

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We offer a range of complementary therapies, including a monthly visit from our Tibetan doctor. Dr. Soktsang is highly experienced in the field of traditional Tibetan Medicine, having studied at the medical Institue for Traditional Tibetan Medicine in Lhasa, where he graduated with a masters degree. We also have classes in Tetsudo, Jiulong Baguazhang and the Inner Child Group.

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The centre has workshop and treatment rooms that can be hired by practitioners and organisations as venues for courses, meetings, etc. The Bardo Group provides funeral services, care for those who are dying and ill as well as other helpful activities.

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