News

5 Jul 2014
Access to the Temple during Drupon Rinpoche's Courses
Drupon Rinpoche is teaching daily in the temple throughout July and August. The schedule of teaching and practice is intensive so we have no choice but to close the temple to public access for much of the day. However it is available from 12 noon until 2.30pm each afternoon and we request that visitors who wish...

17 Jun 2014
Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche
Recently we received the sad news that Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche passed away very suddenly on 11th June 2014.  We will dedicate prayers in Samye Ling for the traditional 49 days and Abbot, Choje Lama Yeshe Losal particularly requests that all Kagyu Samye Dzong centres also say prayers. *Statement by His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje...

17 Jun 2014
Drupon Rinpoche Arrival Confirmed
We have just received the exciting news that Drupon Rinpoche has finally received his visa for the UK and will be arriving here on the 24th June. Rinpoche’s full programme of teachings in Samye Ling over the summer will take place exactly as advertised. To see details or to make a booking please click here[/old-courses/buddhism/].

13 May 2014
Special Days in June
In June we have three special occasions to celebrate.  On Thursday 5th June is the birth of Lord Buddha which we will celebrate with the traditional prayers in the temple. On Friday 13th June we celebrate the Enlightenment and Parinirvana of Lord Buddha and also the birthday of Abbot, Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche. And finally, on Thursday 26th June...

8 May 2014
Mindfulness and Compassion Conference June 2014
There are a limited number of day tickets for sale for our Mindfulness and Compassion conference in June with the Mindfulness Association.  The price is £125 per day.   On Friday 27th June see keynote talks by Prof. Paul Gilbert, Rebecca Crane and Rob Nairn and attend one of the Friday afternoon workshops with Prof. Paul Gilbert...

31 Mar 2014
Important News About Drupon Rinpoche's Teaching Schedule
DruponRinpoche Due to unforeseen visa difficulties beyond our control, Drupon Rinpoche’s arrival in the UK this year will be delayed so his teaching schedule has to be changed. The new course dates for 2014 are: Meditation Retreat - 1st to 10th July Shedra - 11th July to 10th August 37 Practices of the Bodhisattva - 11th to 30th...

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