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About Us

Kagyu Samye Dzong London Tibetan Buddhist Centre first opened in April 1998 and provides peace and tranquility for all at its centre 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.

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Karma Kagyu Lineage

The Kagyu lineage is one of the four main traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. It is a complete form of Buddhism including all three levels of the Buddha’s teaching: Hinayana, Mahayana and Vajrayana.

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With the centre’s Director, Lama Gelongma Zangmo, as resident teacher, and visiting teachers who are acknowledged masters and accomplished practitioners from the Kagyu lineage, there is both breadth and depth in the teachings available.

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Kagyu Samye Dzong has had a presence in London since 1998. The Centre has been at Spa Road in Bermondsey since 2010.

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Volunteering at Kagyu Samye Dzong is a great way to get to know the centre better and become a part of a friendly, vibrant community.

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Supporting the Centre

The centre benefits countless individuals by offering the space and the tools for developing peace and tranquility. This is possible because of the kindness of those individuals connected to us through donations, gifts, volunteering as well as the many activities that take place in the centre.

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Our Enivronmental Policy

In following His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa's advice that he gave to his various monasteries and centre's worldwide on how to be more enironmentally friendly we have actively taken steps to reduce our environmental impact. We have installed over 60 solar panels on our roof along with Solar Hot water heaters.

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