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12 Jan 2015
Soup Kitchen at the 32nd Kagyu Monlam
In Memory of Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche* * When arriving in Bodhgaya for the Kagyu Monlam, it is impossible not to be moved by the difficult life circumstances of the local people. This is particularly so for those of us who come from countries where health and well-being are more or less taken for granted. Even though...

1 Jan 2015
Happy New Year!
Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche and the Samye Ling community wish you a very Happy New Year. May 2015 be a happy, peaceful and fruitful year for all.                                       New Year 5 small Here in Samye Ling we...

14 Nov 2014
First Anniversary of Choje Akong Rinpoche's Passing
Chod Oct 2014 From 4th to 8th October this year, 80 previous retreatants and other practitioners engaged in an intensive Chod practice dedicated to Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche. Click here to see a short video of the Chod. It is also possible to view the last television interview Akong Rinpoche ever gave - please click here to...

7 Nov 2014
Why Vegetarian?
Here we share with you a teaching entitled Why Vegetarian? by Khenpo Tsultrim Lodro, one of the most prominent Buddhist scholars at the famous Tserthar Institute in Tibet, and a close friend of Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche. Please click here to read the whole teaching.                                              AR with Khenpo Tsultrim Lodro                  ...

18 Sep 2014
Commemorating the 1st Anniversary of Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche's Passing
Guru Rinpoche crown *Part 1 - Preparation* *2nd to 4th October 2014* Please order your Chod text by Wednesday 24th September, by sending an email to trinley@samyeling.org[mailto:trinley@samyeling.org]. (Chod is a restricted practice for which you need both the empowerment and reading transmission. If ordering a text please specify from whom you received each of these, thank you.) Only...

15 Sep 2014
Ngondro Retreat - the opportunity of a lifetime!
On 3rd November, 2015 – the auspicious Wheel Day of Lhabap Duchen – a very fortunate group will begin a one year intensive Ngondro Retreat. Men will be in the Samye Dechen Shing Retreat on Arran and women in the Inner Light Retreat on Holy Isle. The Retreat Master will be Drupon Rinpoche, Khenpo Lhabu, who...

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