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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...

18 Feb 2015
Losar Mahakala Prayers
For five days before Tibetan New Year, the Sangha have been engaged in intensive Mahakala prayers. The prayers are intended to remove any obstacles or negativity remaining from the old year so we can begin the New Year of the Wood Sheep in the best possible way. This year for the first time the prayers took...

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...

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