28 Jun 2015
Announcement regarding weddings in Samye Ling
For many years, Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche officiated and carried out blessings for couples who wished to be married in Samye Ling.  However, just before he left us for the last time in 2013, Rinpoche made it clear that in future no more marriage ceremonies should take place in Kagyu Samye Ling or in any of...

30 May 2015
News of Khenpo Damcho Dawa Rinpoche
                                  KDDR may 2012 small We have received the wonderful news that Khenpo Damcho Dawa Rinpoche may be able to visit Samye Ling in September this year. Khenpo Rinpoche has visited us several times in the past and made a...

30 May 2015
Retreat Caretakers Needed
We are looking for reliable, committed and trustworthy caretakers for the upcoming one year retreat, which is due to begin in October/November this year. Caretakers are needed for both the Men’s Retreat on Arran and the Women’s Retreat on Holy Isle. The initial commitment is for one year, with a view to continuing for up to...

26 Apr 2015
Earthquake in Nepal
Over the last few days there has been a major earthquake followed by aftershocks in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal.  Thousands of people have died or been injured, and countless buildings have been damaged or completely destroyed. Fortunately, everyone at the ROKPA Children’s Home, Thrangu Rinpoche’s Monastery in Kathmandu and Drupon Rinpoche’s Retreat, Sekar, (where some...

16 Apr 2015
Akong - A Remarkable Life
*Chico Dall'Inha and Vin Harris write:* Dear Friends Before Akong Tulku Rinpoche was killed in tragic circumstances in October 2013, he authorised Chico Dall'Inha to make a film to tell the story of his life.  I am writing now to give you an update about the film “Akong – A Remarkable Life” on behalf of the team...

20 Feb 2015
Losar Tashi Delegs!
Losar 2015 was a happy occasion in Samye Ling, though celebrations were muted in memory of Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche. Early in the morning members of Rinpoche's family came to the Temple to make the traditional Losar offerings.              Temple group small And later the community and many friends gathered for a...

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