9th Anniversary since Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche's Passing

10:30am 08 October 2022 - 5:30pm 08 October 2022

Cost: £0.00

Venue: Samye Ling



Please meet in the Temple at 10.30am.  We will recite Akong Rinpoche’s Swift Return Prayer (the four-line prayer composed by H H Gyalwang Karmapa) and anyone who wishes may offer a kata (or flowers or whatever you wish) to Akong Rinpoche’s throne. 

At 11.30am Lama Rinpoche will give a talk (probably in the temple but this will be confirmed at the time) followed by offering lights in the Butterlamp House and lunch in the dining hall.

The Meditation Retreat begins at 2pm and everyone is welcome to join in the first two sessions.

PROGRAMME for Saturday 8th October 2022

9.30 – 12.00

Registration for the Meditation Practice Retreat in the Reception Office


Offerings to Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche in the Temple


Talk by Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche in the Temple


Lighting 1,000 lamps for World Peace in the Butterlamp House


Everyone is cordially invited to Lunch in the Dining Hall

14.00 – 16.00

First teaching session of Meditation Retreat in the Temple - open to everyone

16.30 – 17.30

First practice session of Meditation Retreat - open to everyone

(followed by Mahakala prayers)


Soup in Dining Hall

19:00 – 20:30

Meditation Session – open to retreat attendees only

For those who have time, it is excellent to participate in the Meditation Retreat. For those who have less time, you are welcome to join for the first teaching and practice sessions of the Meditation Retreat, so that all Akong Rinpoche’s students can honour his memory by spending this special day engaged in studying and practicing the Buddha’s teachings.

There is no fee for this event although donations are welcome. Your offering will help with the Monastery's considerable running costs.  Donations may be made in the Reception Office.

Everyone is welcome for lunch and there will be no charge.  But if you are not staying in Samye Ling please let us know that you are coming, by sending an email to reception@samyeling.org.  Thank you.

Tariff and Charges Guest Info
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