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 Alice Maxwell

Continues the 3 year study of

The words Of My Perfect Teacher

Alice was raised in a Buddhist family, her father being one of Akong Rinpoches very first students in the UK. This has led her to have a lifelong connection with Samye Ling and when she finished school she took a year out to do a Ngondro retreat. Since then, Alice has gone on to deepen her experience of the Dharma by completing a 4 year retreat and then a 3 year 3 month retreat, and now is the caretaker/cook on Holy Isle.

Sunday 27/4/14

Sunday 25/5/14
Sunday 29/6/14
Sunday 27/7/14
a break in august
Sunday 28/9/14
Sunday 26/10/14
Sunday 30/11/14


Shrine Room

Kagyu Samye Dzong Glasgow

Suggested fee £10(concession £7)

For further information, contact Larry Blance at dharma@ksdglasgow.org.uk tel: 07979721940

To reserve a place email dharmabookings@ksdglasgow.org.uk

www.ksdglasgow.org.uk www.facebook.com/kagyusamyedzong.glasgow 

Please dont let the fee be an obstacle, if you wish to attend, please contact me at the address above.


Rob Nairn

2nd & 3rd August

Rob will be giving a 2 day teaching on

The Wheel of Life.

dharmabookings@ksdglasgow.org.uk to reserve a place


Clive Holmes

Clive Holmes has been teaching meditation for the last twenty years all over the UK, as well as in Samye Dzong centres overseas. He has completed over a year in intensive retreat and has studied in Europe and India with teachers from Burma, South East Asia, Japan and Tibet. He also has a degree in western philosophy. He is co-editor of  the books "Taming the Tiger"and "Restoring the Balance" by Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche.  He also has an honorary appointment as Teaching Fellow in the School of Education at Aberdeen University and is involved in teaching MSc Mindfulness.

7 Points of Mind Training

“Mind training” covers the whole path of Buddhism. It gives us guidance how to awaken our limitless potential of wisdom and compassion. These instructions can improve our quality of life. We cannot change the external world to fit in with our expectations but we can awaken an enlightened attitude whereby we see things in a different and more useful light. The journey will be “experience-based” using the meditation instructions like tong len to illuminate the teachings given. It would be preferable to commit to the whole seven teachings; one for each point but each day can be of “stand alone” value.


Over a year we will meet bi-monthly to deepen our understanding of this inspiring and wonderful text. The first day will about the foundations for the practice and five practical ways to maintain a meditation practice. Many of us may have come across parts of this teaching but this is a golden opportunity to go deeper and begin to understand the whole text. Clive recently completed delivering the whole text over a year with dharma practitioners in the lake district-they found it very helpful. 


 May 31st Point 5,

 July 26th Point 6,

September 27th Point 7,

 Finish November 29 With a recap of the whole course

Shrine Room,

Kagyu Samye Dzong Glasgow,

7 Ashley Street,


Suggested Fee £20(£17)

For more information email dharma@ksdglasgow.org.uk or call 07979721940

To reserve a place, email dharmabookings@ksdglasgow.org.uk

 Dont let the donation be an obstacle, if you wish to come, please contact me above to reserve your place


Khentin Tai Situpa Rinpoche has requested that all of Akong Rinpoches students join together in the recitation on one hundred million of the following mantras - Chenrezig, Amitabha, Guru Rinpoche and the short Dorje Sempa mantra.


Can you please email numbers weekly and i will add them together and submit them to Samye Ling.

Om Mani Peme Hung
Om Ami Dewa Hrih
Om Ah Hung Benza Guru Pema Siddhi Hung
Om Benza Sato Hung


The next Mindfulness course with Jane Dallas Ross begins on  28th August, 2014.
Also, Mindfulness Taster Session, Thursday 29th May, 7 - 8.30 pm.
Mindfulness Retreat Day, Saturday 24th May, 10 am - 4 pm.

Lama Rinchen Palmo - Three Year Study Course (See above, now with Alice Maxwell)

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Kagyu Samye Dzong Glasgow is a Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Centre and part of Rokpa Trust, an international organisation set up by Dr. Akong Tulku Rinpoche, co-founder of Samye Ling Monastery and Tibetan Centre at Eskdalemuir in the Borders. The Trust is active in the fields of education, health and spiritual development .. both here in Glasgow and across the world.

Kagyu Samye Dzong Glasgow is a place for everyone, where the overall aim is to provide support for any activities which are of benefit to the people of Glasgow. You can pay us a visit any weekday between 11am and 1pm. All that happens at KSD Glasgow is due entirely to the hard work and dedication of unpaid volunteer staff.



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