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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.

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.


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. 



September 27th Point 6,

 November 29 Point 7

Date tbc, 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


Introduction to Back to Beginnings


Further courses are available. Please visit www.tararokpa.com

Bookings & Enquiries:  rooms@ksdglasgow.org.uk             For further information about the course:            0131 225 6928  

This weekend will give an opportunity to find out more about Back to Beginnings which forms part of the Tara Rokpa Therapy process. This has been developed over the past 30 years by Akong Rinpoche and a group of western trained therapists.

Participants will be able to experience the main components of Back to Beginnings which include relaxation and visualisation exercises, the use of art materials as an integral part of the work, and simple clothed massage. 

For many, the central component is the writing/remembering, an in-depth and systematic review of one's personal life story with the view to understanding deeper implications for our ways of being and acting in the world.

With mindful awareness participants come to see how relaxation and happiness are located in the mind.  Many find this becomes the most meaningful element of what is a 2-3 year process. In this second weekend there will be more emphasis on setting up an ongoing group.

The weekend is open to anyone interested in starting Back to Beginnings.

It is also suitable for anyone simply wanting to find out more about Tara Rokpa Therapy and wanting to relax.

 22/23/24th August

 Friday 8-9pm Saturday 10-4pm Sunday 10 -4pm

The Friday evening is free and £40 in total for the Saturday and Sunday session.

Concessions upon request.

 Please bring food to share.


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.
Mindfulnes Rereat Day, Saturday 20th September, 12 pm - 4 pm £20 and £15 concession

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

More News

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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