News

1 Sep 2015
IMPORTANT - About Drupon Rinpoche's Courses
Drupon Rinpoche has asked us to make it very clear that anyone who decides to attend his courses this year *must make the commitment to come to every single session.*  He says if you will have to miss some sessions it is better not to come to the course at all, as this makes negative...

2 Aug 2015
Update on Mantra Collection
After the sudden passing of Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche in October 2013, Chamgon Khentin Tai Situpa requested all Rinpoche's students to work together to recite *One Hundred Million of EACH* of the following mantras: Amitabha (Om Ami Dewa Hrih) Chenrezig (Om Mani Peme Hung) Guru Rinpoche (Om Ah Hung Bendza Guru Pema Siddhi Hung) Short...

2 Jul 2015
Samye College Founding Members
Founders Board small Until recently we were all familiar with the temporary display near the entrance to the dining room which showed progress towards the completion of the Samye Project.  Thanks to the kindness and hard work of so many friends of Samye Ling, the Samye College now provides the resources for study and spiritual development...

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...

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