Samye Ling is closed to all visitors and we have closed all bookings and courses until further notice.

The Mindfulness courses are now being held online please see the Mindfulness Association web site here or contact them by email here.

As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic and the recent government recommendation to stop non-essential contact and unnecessary travel, Samye Ling will close from 20th March 2020.

We will be closed to all guests and visitors and all courses and retreats are cancelled until further notice.

Only essential deliveries and essential services will be allowed access to Samye Ling.

Kagyu Samye Ling Covid-19 Update

22 December 2020

Although everyone hoped that the Coronavirus pandemic would have subsided by now, sadly we are in the grip of another wave of infections. 

In view of this situation, the trustees of Rokpa Trust have decided that for the safety of everyone, Samye Ling and Samye Dzong centres should remain closed until we can be certain it is safe to open again.  

Now that vaccinations against the virus are becoming available, we will wait until all the residents of Samye Ling have been vaccinated.  Only then can we be sure that everyone, especially residents who are elderly or vulnerable, will be safe and fully protected against the virus.

We will let you know when it becomes possible for Samye Ling to reopen safely. 

Meantime we ask for your patience and understanding and wish that you all remain safe and well.

On behalf of the trustees

Abbot Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche and Deputy Abbot Lama Katen.

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