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Coming soon - the 2nd UK Kagyu Monlam

Posted on 24 Feb 2019

Coming soon - the 2nd UK Kagyu Monlam

Kagyu Samye Dzong London

March 2019

News in Brief


1 - The 2019 UK Kagyu Monlam

The Second UK Kagyu Monlam takes place at Samye Ling beginning on the auspicious date of the anniversary of Lord Buddha's Birth on 10th of June and finishing on 17th of June 2019, the anniversary of Lord Buddha's Enlightenment and Parinirvana.

Drupon Rinpoche has kindly agreed to make an extra visit to the UK specially to preside over the Monlam.  He will give two daily sessions of teachings as well as presiding over all the prayer sessions.

We hope this second UK Monlam will be a magnificent event and that as many people as possible will take part.  Please do come to help us work towards achieving H H Karmapa's wonderful aspiration for the Kagyu Monlam.

Full details are available on the Samye Ling website, although the exact programme has yet to be finalised.


2 - Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche


Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche recently completed his 3 month retreat and will soon be starting a one month tour of the African Samye Dzongs, acoompanied by Lama Katen and Ani Lhamo. This will culminate in a 4-day meditation retreat at the regional retreat centre, Tara Rokpa Centre, in the North West Province of South Africa. 

However, don't be too disappointed if you don't live in South Africa. Lama Yeshe will be getting out and about to a few other places during the year, as you can see from his 2019 schedule!  

If you haven't got it down in your diary yet, Lama Yeshe will be visiting Samye Dzong London from 5th-7th July. This year the topic of his visit is "The Path of Joy and Wisdom Through Meditation". A detailed programme for the weekend will go up on the website closer to the time. 


3 - New courses with Lama Zangmo

This March, Lama Zangmo will start teaching two courses which run on one Saturday per month:

The Root Verses on the Six Bardos takes place on the first Saturday of each month for four months, starting this Saturday, 2nd March.The teachings will cover impermance, death, dying and the intermediate states called Bardos, with a focus on putting the teachings into effective practice during this life. A copy of the text will be provided at the beginning of the course.

The Thirty Seven Practices of a Bodhisattva beautifully portrays the central Mahayana teachings on loving-kindness and compassion, together with their cultivation through the practice of these 37 verses of advice. Starting on Saturday 16th March, this course runs for 8 Saturdays until 16th November.