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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.


Help raise funds for Samye Dzong by sponsoring our intrepid abseilers.  Follow the link to donate.


Dharma Teachers

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche 20th, 21st and 22nd July
Khenpo Damcho Dawa Rinpoche
22nd September
Drupon Rinpoche Khenpo Lhabu 3rd November

Gelong Thubten
6th and 7th June
Rob Nairn
15th and 16th August


Wee are delighted to say that Dr Lobsang will be coming to Glasgow.  His first visit will be on the 25th April 12pm - 5pm. For more information about Dr Lobsang and Tibetan Medicine go to http://tararokpa.org/
To book an appointment, please email tibetandoctor@ksdglasgow.org.uk


Clive Holmes - Teacher

Clive Holmes

Taming the Tiger

“Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional." -- Akong Rinpoche

Teachings for improving the quality of our lives

Life is sometimes tough, sometimes pleasant but a flexible and adaptable attitude will help us enjoy all of our experience. This day will be focussing on the meditation aspect of this book by the Venerable Akong Rinpoche. By really applying these teachings on meditation and compassion, our lives will become more useful and worthwhile. Clive will be sharing practises from the book that give support, courage, and enthusiasm and awaken our inner potential.  There will be lots of opportunity to practise together. This course is suitable for beginners as well as those accustomed to meditation practise. Learning and practising these teachings keep alive the essential vision of a world-renowned meditation teacher."

16 May 2015 10am - 4pm Shrine Room
18 July 2015 10am - 4pm Shrine Room
19 September 2015 10am - 4pm Shrine Room
21 November 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

 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.

24th May 2015 7 PM - 9 PM
Shrine Room


Dharma Events

Ani Rinchen Khandro - Teacher

Ani Rinchen Khandro

Ani Rinchen Khandro is a life ordained nun in the Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. She spent the first ten years of her ordained life at Kagyu Samye Ling Monastery where she studied and practised Buddhism under some of the most eminent Tibetan Lamas of today.  In 2003 Ani Rinchen Khandro entered the traditional, long-term, closed retreat of three years, three months, three weeks in the women’s retreat on Holy Island. Having successfully completed this intensive practice she resumed work and teaching at Samye Ling.  In 2008 Ani Rinchen Khandro was appointed by Samye Ling’s founder Dr. Akong Tulku Rinpoche and Abbot Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche to establish and run Kagyu Samye Dzong Edinburgh Tibetan Buddhist Centre for World Peace and Health. Shortly after her arrival in Edinburgh, Ani Rinchen found a suitable property and, after energetic fundraising, was able to establish a beautiful new KSDE Centre at 4 Walker Street,  which continues to thrive under her tutelage to this day.

The Four Preliminary Foundations

Please note that this course is closed to new attendees.

4. Samsara, The Illusory Nature of Worldly Life
14th June 2015
10am - 4pm
Shrine room


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

Mindfulness Retreat Day 16th May, 10 AM to 4 PM. Cost £30/20.

 Mindfulness Retreat Day 6th June, 10 AM to 4 PM. Cost £30/20.

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

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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