Kagyu Samye Dzong London Tibetan Buddhist Centre first opened in April 1998 providing a place of peace and tranquillity in central London. Centre activities include courses and workshops focusing on meditation and Buddhism. It is also a venue for community activities and holistic practitioners, including monthly on-site visits from a Doctor of Tibetan Medicine.
The Centre is a branch of Kagyu Samye Ling Monastery in Scotland, which was established in 1967 by Dr Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche and now under the direct guidance of Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche. As part of the Kagyu Tradition, one of the four main schools of Tibetan Buddhism and headed by His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Orgyen Trinley Dorje, the Centre looks to offer a place of calm for Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike. Lama Gelongma Zangmo is the resident Lama and teacher.
The Centre also has a lovely Tibetan Tearoom & Shop as well as a quiet and comfortable Reading Room to enjoy a moment of relaxation. The tearoom also offers a wide selection of Buddhist and meditation books from all traditions, as well as a variety of related items, such as incense, meditation cushions, statues and malas.