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Dharma Teachers

Drupon Rinpoche Khenpo Lhabu

The Way of a Buddhist

Drupon Rinpoche's exceptional potential was first noticed from the age of 2. He took Getsul ordination aged 13 and by the time he was 18, he thought “I must accomplish this Dharma which is beneficial in this and all future lives” and entered a solitary retreat. A year later he entered a traditional 3 year retreat where he received many Dharma teachings and excellently accomplished many recitations and approach and accomplishment practices. Then he was given, stage by stage the essential points of profound Mahamudra and Dzogchen.

From this point onwards he strove with one pointed determination for the true nature of genuine reality. Since then, he has gone on to receive many more teachings from the greatest teachers of the Kagyu and Nyingma Lineages.

In 2008, he was invited by Akong Rinpoche to come to Scotland as Khenpo and Retreat master, and has returned to Scotland every year since, as retreat master(Drupon) and to lead the Sherda studies.
For more information on this remarkable teacher, see www.druponrinpoche.org

Tuesday 3 November 2015
7:00 PM
Shrine Room

Dharma Events

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."

21 November 2015 10am - 4pm Shrine Room

 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.

25th October
7 PM - 9 PM
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




The next  8 Week Mindfulness Based Living Course will begin on 7th January.

Mindfulness Retreat Day: 13th February.  Cost £25/£15.

Mindfulness Taster Session:Thursday 3rd December 7-9 pm

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


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

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.


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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