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Dharma Spaces

On the 1st of April 2013, Kagyu Samye Dzong London inaugurated its newest Shrine Room. After three years of hard work and following a major transformation the old lending library hall is now our Rigpe Dorje Shrine room. The entire room has been decorated in Tibetan style by a team of many hardworking volunteers. The room took eight months to paint. The final stages of the transformation involved preparing the 1008 Buddhas which are now housed in the magnificent shrine cabinet that spans the width of the hall. 

This Shrine Room is now available during the centre's opening hours for personal practice.

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Main Shrine Room

Set in the soaring volume of the double-height former Reading Room of the old Bermondsey Library, the ground floor Shrine Room is a magnificent space. Open for Dharma courses and available for visitors to come and meditate when the centre is open.


Huge windows let in daylight that sparkles off two impressive crystal chandeliers. The serene countenance of three larger-than-life gilded Buddha statues make a unique setting. The space provides a place of peace and tranquillity in the midst of a busy city. 

This Shrine Room is also now available for personal practice during the centre's opening hours if teachings are not being held here. 

Main Shrine Room

Reading Room

Our Reading Room has a selection of books on Buddhism, meditation and mindfulness. It offers a quiet place of study and contemplation in an often busy centre. You are welcome to drop in and spend time in the comfy chairs and sofas when the centre is open to the public.  


Please note, the books are not for lending but reading in the centre.  In addition, please be mindful of others and do not use electronic devices in the room, such as mobile phones, tablets or laptops.

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