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    Teachings on mind training

    If you've misssed some of the recent teachings on mind training at the Centre, don't despair!  You can still catch up with these teachings given earlier this year by His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Drodul Trinley Dorje.

    A written summary of the teachings is given and, at the bottom of the page is link where you can watch a recording of the event.

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    The Spiritual Odyssey of Freda Bedi

    On Saturday 24th November, Norma (Naomi) Levine, author of 'The Miraculous 16th Karmpa', will present a talk based on her new book 'The Spiritual Odyssey of Freda Bedi'.

    Freda Bedi (nee Houlston 1911-1977) was from a working class family, born in Derby. At Oxford she met her soulmate BPL Bedi and began a new life in India. A mother of three, an investigative journalist, a social worker, a college lecturer, and Gandhi Satyagraha, she continued her activity in the dharma when she became the first  Gelongma. A heart disciple of the 16th Karmapa, she was the only woman allowed to live at his monastery at Rumtek in Sikkim.

    For full course details, please visit the event page.

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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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Buddhism

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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Meditation

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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Services

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 ›