24 Mar 2017
50th Anniversary Celebrations
Double It is 50 years since Samye Ling was first established in 1967 and we will celebrate with a Guru Rinpoche Drupcho in Samye Ling temple from 21st to 25th August. The prayers will be particularly dedicated to Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche, who established Samye Ling and guided it from humble beginnings to the large thriving...

31 Jan 2017
Akong-A Remarkable Life
Film button web size We're very pleased to share with you the news that the long-awaited world premiere of the feature-length documentary film Akong-A Remarkable Life will be taking place on 16th March in Kagyu Samye Ling Monastery & Tibetan Centre in Dumfries and Galloway. The film, introduced by Director Chico Dall’Inha and set against a...

15 Jan 2017
There will be a golden opportunity for men to participate in a One Year Ngondro Retreat in our Samye Dechen Shing Men’s Retreat on the Isle of Arran, beginning in approximately mid-October 2017. Applicants should be in good physical and mental health and fully committed to spending one year in retreat practicing the traditional Mahamudra Foundation...

20 Nov 2016
Dharma Teaching by Kating Lama
DR KL Kating Lama pictured (right) with Drupon Rinpoche We're very pleased to announce that Kating Lama is offering to give regular Dharma teachings in Samye Ling.  Classes will be two or three times each week.   Initially the subject will be the Four Ordinary Foundations, in a one-month intensive course and we hope this will be...

5 Oct 2016
Akong - A Remarkable Life
image003 Dear Friends We are really happy to be able to let you know that thanks to the generosity of many of Rinpoche’s students and friends, “Akong – A Remarkable Life” is progressing really well. Chico has spent countless hours completing the final version of the film – this has truly been a labour of love and...

27 Sep 2016
Caring for the Environment
*‘**Protect the earth. Live simply. Act with compassion. Our future depends on it**.’* His Holiness 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Karmapa With his deep respect for all living beings and his tireless activity to promote and save life, it is no surprise that Akong Rinpoche dedicated so much time and effort to helping protect our Mother Earth from harm. In...

The Buddhist principle is to be everybody's friend, not to have any enemy.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Meditation means simple acceptance.
Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche
Only the impossible is worth doing.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Whenever we see something which could be done to bring benefit to others, no matter how small, we should do it.
Chamgon Khentin Tai Situ Rinpoche
Freedom is not something you look for outside of yourself. Freedom is within you.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Hasten slowly, you will soon arrive.
Jetsun Milarepa
It doesn’t matter whatever comes, stop judging and it won’t bother you.
Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche
Whatever obstacles arise, if you deal with them through kindness without trying to escape then you have real freedom.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
To tame ourselves is the only way we can change and improve the world.
Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
Strive always to be as kind, gentle and caring as possible towards all forms of sentient life.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Every sentient being is equal to the Buddha.
Chamgon Kentin Tai Situ Rinpoche
Wherever and whenever we can, we should develop compassion at once.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Reminding ourselves of how others suffer and mentally putting ourselves in their place, will help awaken our compassion.
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche