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Change in Dharma Event Fees

Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche, our Abbot and spiritual guide recently announced the removal of fees for Dharma activities at Kagyu Samye Ling, in honour of his brother Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche.  Since the time of Lord Buddha there has been a tradition of supporting the Dharma through offerings, and so Lama Rinpoches wish is that Dharma students will continue to support the Dharma through the meritorious act of donations. Kagyu Samye Dzong Glasgow will be doing the same with its Dharma events.

Please note that courses that are not part of Kagyu Samye Dzong Glasgow's Dharma programme will have their own fees. Please review the course description for details.


The next Eight Week Mindfulness Course with Jane Dallas Ross will begin on 8th January 

Taster session on 4th December from 7:00 to 8:30 PM.

 Mindfulness Retreat Day November 15th, 10 AM to 4 PM. Cost £30/20.

Contact Jane Dallas Ross at info@chooseself.com or by phone at 07721-014-880.

Dharma Events

 Alice Maxwell - TeacherAlice Maxwell

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, 2nd November 2014 7 PM - 9 PM
Shrine Room
Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 7 PM - 9 PM
Shrine Room

Clive Holmes - Teacher

Clive Holmes

7 Points of Mind Training

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.

“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. 

Point 7 29 Nov 2014 10 AM - 4 PM
Shrine Room
Course Recap To be confirmed

Ani Rinchen Khandro - Teacher

Ani Rinchen Khandro

The Four Preliminary Foundations

The Four Preliminary Foundations are the essential topics for study, reflection and meditation which form the basis of the Buddhist view. Applying them in daily life opens the mind and paves the way to Mahamudra teachings and, ultimately, to liberation.

1, Precious Human Birth 25 Oct 2014 10am - 4pm Shrine Room
2, Death and Impermanence 7 Feb 2015 10am - 4pm
Shrine Room
3, Karma Cause & Effect
9th May 2015
10am - 4pm
Shrine room
4, Samsara, The Illusory Nature of Worldly Life
14th June 2015
10am - 4pm
Shrine room

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

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

Mantra Recitation for Akong Rinpoche

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 

Akong Rinpoche

About Kagyu Same Dzong Glasgow

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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