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Upcoming Visit from Lama Yeshe Rinpoche


We are excited that Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche will be visiting in July, along with Ani Lhamo and Gelong Thubten. During the weekend of the 27th-28th of July, there will be an opportunity to take refuge, aswell as a children’s blessing, teaching from Gelong Thubten other events, please see the time table below for more information.


If you would like to book for the refuge, please make sure to add the relevant ticket when registering. You can register here.


Saturday 27 July 


  • 10:00 AM - Dharma in Everyday Life - With Gelong Thubten

A talk on how to maintain a daily meditation practice and bring its benefits into everyday activities. There will also be an explanation of how to train in ethics, compassion and wisdom.

  • Break

  • 11.30 AM - Explanation of Taking Refuge - With Gelongma Ani Lhamo

This talk will be an explanation of what it means to take refuge and what the refuge ceremony entails, as well as the meaning of taking precepts.The genuine sources of spiritual refuge are the Three Jewels: the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha. The ultimate refuge is our own mind, our Buddhanature. There will be time for Q&A at the end of the talk.

  • Lunch Break

  • 2:30 PM - Refuge Ceremony - With Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche

The first formal step on the Buddhist path is taking refuge in the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha, and Lama Yeshe Rinpoche will give refuge to those who wish to become Buddhists. The ceremony is also open to those who wish to simply renew and strengthen their refuge vow or who wish to take precepts. This will be explained in the morning talk by Ani 

  • 3.30 PM - Children's Blessing

A short talk by Gelong Thubten followed by a meeting with Lama Yeshe Rinpoche where the children receive a blessing. We encourage the children to bring a little gift for Rinpoche, such as a drawing they have made or a piece of fruit or anything else they may like to offer him. 


Sunday 28 July


  • 10:00 AM -The Spiritual Friend - With Gelong Thubten

A talk on the role of Lamas, Gurus and Lineage in Tibetan Buddhism and the role of faith and trust. This will include some inspiring stories from the lives of our teachers, Akong Tulku Rinpoche and Lama Yeshe Rinpoche, as well as a little about the history of Samye Ling and our organisation.

  • Break

  • 11:30 AM Question & Answer Session - With Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche

Feel free to ask Rinpoche questions about meditation and Dharma practice. At the end of the session there is an opportunity to offer a katta (white scarf) to Rinpoche and receive a blessing cord.

  • Lunch Break

  • 2:30 PM - Milarepa Tsok Puja, followed by a light offering in the courtyard (You are welcome to bring vegetarian food for the tsok offering)

This is a celebration of our Abbot Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche’s joyful guidance and support for all his students as well as a celebration of 25 years of Kagyu Samye Dzong in London, as well as

After the puja we will enjoy a feast, where there will be an opportunity to spend time with Rinpoche in the courtyard garden, weather permitting.

We hope to see many of you there.

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