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Samye Ling 50th anniversary

"Are you an experienced digitial photo editor? We are seeking a small
 team of volunteers to edit digital photos of Samye Ling’s construction
 and consecration (1960’s-present day) which will be shown at the 50th
 Anniversary next year. Please contact c.dutton@virgin.net for more

Dharma Events

Upcoming Events


Lama Zangmo - The 4 Thoughts That Turn The Mind To The Dharma

Lama Gelongma Zangmo first became a practising Buddhist when she arrived at Kagyu Samye Ling in 1977 and took refuge with His Holiness the 16th Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje. Having received teachings from many highly respected lamas who visited Kagyu Samye Ling, she was inspired to enter the four-year closed retreat in 1984, during which time she became ordained as a Buddhist nun.

When the next long retreat started in 1989 Lama Zangmo wished to further her retreat experience and she was also asked to help and advise the new retreatants. Having completed that retreat in 1993, Lama Zangmo then entered a third long retreat and became the resident retreat teacher to the other women retreatants. That retreat ended in 1997, bringing the total number of years Lama Zangmo spent in retreat to eleven and a half.

Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche and Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche then asked Lama Zangmo to put her experience to good use by helping to run Kagyu Samye Dzong London, which was officially opened in 1998. Since then the London Centre has flourished under Lama Zangmo’s guidance and established itself as a much needed Dharma Centre in the capital city, providing a full and varied programme of teachings and events throughout the year.

11th March 2017
10am - 4pm Shrine Room

Dharma Events

Clive Holmes - Teacher

Clive Holmes

The Six Paramitas

Clive Holmes has been teaching meditation for the last twenty-five 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 in MIndfulness.

He is continuing his teaching at Kagyu Samye Dzong Glasgow with the fourth Paramita "Diligence" on February 11th 2017 the course starts at 10am.

Each day is a stand alone teaching so do come along even if you have missed some of the earlier teachings in the series.

11th February 2017
10am - 4.30pm Shrine Room
25th March 2017
10am - 4.30pm Shrine Room
20th May 2017
10am - 4.30pm Shrine Room

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

 Alice Maxwell - TeacherAlice Maxwell

Alice was raised in a Buddhist family, her father being one of Akong Rinpoche's 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 living on Arran

Seven Points of Mind Training

The seven points of mind training is a system of training the mind based on a text by Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche.  Through the use of pithy dharma slogans we are taught to develop compassion, equanimity and loving kindness towards others, and to make use of whatever life throws at us to further our spiritual development.  The text begins by contemplating the four ordinary foundations of the precious human life, impermanence, karma cause and result and the unsatisfactoriness of conditioned existence.

Sunday 26th February 2017
Sunday 26th March 2017
Sunday 30th April 2017
Sunday 28th May 2017
Sunday 25th June 2017
11.30am - 1pm   &   2.30pm - 4.30pm
11.30am - 1pm   &   2.30pm - 4.30pm
11.30am - 1pm   &   2.30pm - 4.30pm
11.30am - 1pm   &   2.30pm - 4.30pm
11.30am - 1pm   &   2.30pm - 4.30pm
Shrine Room
Shrine Room
Shrine Room
Shrine Room
Shrine Room
For further information on any courses, contact Larry at dharma@ksdglasgow.org.uk tel: 07979721940

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

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.


We are delighted to say that Dr Lobsang will be coming to Glasgow.  For more information about Dr Lobsang and Tibetan Medicine go to http://tararokpa.org/

To book an appointment, please email tibetandoctor@ksdglasgow.org.uk



The next  8 Week Mindfulness Based Living Course will run from 20th April until 8th June with the all day session to be held on Sat the 3rd June from 10-4.  A followup session to be held on 22nd June. The course runs from 7pm - 9pm.

A taster session is scheduled for the 23rd March.

This is an experiential course, primarily practice based.
A manual and audio recording will be provided.

Cost £185

Contact Diane Scott at m.diane.scott@outlook.com or by phone at 07952 006867 to book for for more information.


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 - The Short Dorje Sempa Mantra, The Tara Mantra and The short Prayer to Arya Tara

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

Om Benza Satto Hung

Om Tare Tutare Ture Soha

Jetsun pama drolma chay chenno, Jiktang dook ngal koon lay chap tu sol

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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