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Dharma Teachers


Ringu Tulku Rinpoche 27th and 28th June

Drupon Rinpoche Khenpo Lhabu  26th September

To book a place at any of these teachings, email Karen at dharmabookings@ksdglasgow.org.uk

Dharma Events

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche

It is with delight that we are able to welcome Rinpoche back once again to Glasgow, he has established many connections due to his warmth, good humour, wisdom and compassion, helping many of the people here. He is a renowned Buddhist scholar, who has published many books. With an excellent command of English, he has become one of the principle translators for His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa.

Rinpoche will teach on Bodhicitta.

Monday 27 June 2016 7 PM
Shrine Room
Tuesday 28 June 2016 7 PM
Shrine Room


Clive Holmes - Teacher

Clive Holmes

Teachings for improving the quality of our lives

07th May 2016  
10am - 4pm Shrine Room
18th June 2016
10am - 4pm Shrine Room
24th September 2016 10am - 4pm Shrine Room
26th November 2016
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 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 the caretaker/cook on Holy Isle.

03/4/16 7pm - 9pm Shrine Room
15/5/16 7pm - 9pm Shrine Room
12/6/16 7pm - 9pm Shrine Room
14/8/16 7pm - 9pm Shrine Room
11/9/16 7pm - 9pm 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

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 begin on 31st March.

Mindfulness Taster Session:Thursday 10th March 7-9 pm

Mindfulness Retreat Day: 13th February.

Cost £25/£15 concessions. Time:10.30 am until 4 pm

A day of guided mindfulness practices. 

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