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 12th March from 7:00 to 8:30 PM.
Mindfulness Retreat Day 7th February, 10 AM to 4 PM. Cost £30/20.
Contact Jane Dallas Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 07721-014-880.
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.
|25/01/15||7 PM - 9 PM
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.
Change is an inevitable fact of life. In this second part of the Four Preliminary Foundations, or four ways of changing the mind, we will explore the Buddhist view of death and impermanence through study, discussion and meditation.
Most importantly we will examine how it relates to our own experience in daily life. With deeper understanding we become more determined to make the most of our life and use it well.Attenders are advised to come prepared to take notes
|1. Precious Human Birth||10am - 4pm||Shrine Room|
|2. Death and Impermanence||7 Feb 2015||10am - 4pm
|3. Karma Cause & Effect
||9th May 2015
||10am - 4pm
|4. Samsara, The Illusory Nature of Worldly Life
||14th June 2015
||10am - 4pm
Taming the Tiger
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."
|14/02/2015||10am - 4pm||Shrine Room|
|16/05/2015||10am - 4pm||Shrine Room|
|18/07/2015||10am - 4pm||Shrine Room|
|19/09/2015||10am - 4pm||Shrine Room|
|21/11/2015||10am - 4pm||Shrine Room|
For further information on any courses, contact Larry Blance at email@example.com tel: 07979721940
To reserve a place for any course, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.