News

4 Aug 2014
Drupon Rinpoche's Meditation Retreat
From 1st to 10th July, Drupon Rinpoche led an intensive meditation retreat in Samye Ling Temple. During the retreat Rinpoche give precious advice on what it means to be a Dharma practitioner, and on the transformation that needs to occur in our way of thinking so that our meditation does not take a merely worldly...

30 Jul 2014
Update on Temple Access
From 10th August, The Temple will be open to visitors and guests between 9am and 5pm daily. Prayers in temple July 2014

17 Jul 2014
Final Opportunity for Founding Members
If you have visited Samye Ling recently then you will have noticed the temporary Founding Members list outside the dining room displaying the names of over 200 friends of Samye Ling who have already contributed to the completion of the Samye Project by becoming a Founding Member. The commemorative board that will be on permanent display...

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/].

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