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18 Jun 2018
Birthday of His Holiness the 17th Karmapa
Birthday poster photo2 *Birthday of His Holiness the 17th Karmapa *** *On Tuesday 26th June 2018 we are delighted to celebrate the 33rd Birthday of His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje.* On this special day we will make prayers for His Holiness’ good health, long life and ever-increasing activities to benefit living beings.  Our Abbot,...

15 May 2018
UK Kagyu Monlam Schedule
Monlam Timetable 25

26 Mar 2018
Easter Retreat 2018 - Schedule
*Friday 30th March* 2.00 - 7.00 pm Arrival and registration 6.00 - 7.00 pm Supper in Dining Room 7.00 – 8.30 pm Teaching by Clive Holmes in the Temple 8.00 - 10.00...

17 Feb 2018
Happy Losar 2018
Losar greetings

1 Aug 2017
Mantras and Prayers to overcome obstacles to Samye Ling and especially Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche’s health and long life
Earlier this year H H Karmapa advised that we recite a total of one hundred million White Tara mantras and four million Seven Branch prayers to overcome obstacles. Chamgon Tai Situpa also recommended we recite 100,000 Praises to Tara. You can see below what we have accomplished so far – *our thanks to everyone who has contributed!* We...

24 Apr 2017
Akong - A Remarkable Life Film Screenings
Film button web size  A brief synopsis Akong – A Remarkable Life tells the story of Akong Tulku Rinpoche, Tibetan Buddhist master, compelled to flee his homeland at the height of Sino-Tibetan tensions and forced into exile into unknown lands. Later he would become, along with Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, one of the key pioneers of...

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