24 Nov 2021
Meditation with Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche
Lama Rinpoche will be leading another monthly meditation session on Sunday 28th November at 8am UK time and everyone is most welcome to join. The meeting will open a few minutes early to give everyone a chance to join before the meditation starts. Please remember to ‘mute’ yourself! Kagyu Samye Ling Scotland is inviting you to a...

13 Nov 2021
Re-opening of Samye Ling Main Temple - 15 November 2021
Dear Dharma brothers and sisters, We have been waiting to open for quite some time and although the threat of COVID-19 has not yet disappeared, we are pleased to announce that we are re-opening the Samye Ling Main Temple (and the toilet facilities near the cafe).   We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation to determine when...

13 Oct 2021
Job Vacancy at Lothlorien
Lothlorien is a therapeutic community for people with mental health problems, situated in a quiet rural setting in South West Scotland.  It has been run since 1989 by Rokpa Trust, the Charity which includes all branches of our organisation in the UK. Buddhist values of compassion and tolerance are the basis of the approach at Lothlorien,...

25 Jun 2021
Bringing you up to date
                                  43E45D9D 4D29 4551 AEE2 473C52155495 To all our dear friends near and far Thank you all for your patience and understanding while Samye Ling has been closed due to the pandemic.  We first closed in March 2020, along with everything...

13 Jun 2021
Protect our Peace - update on petition to Scottish Parliament
12273633 966396736750728 813211652874124335 o *There are just a few days left before the petition to the Scottish Parliament closes.* The petition asks for legislation to be created to protect places of religious importance and spiritual significance by way of an exclusion zone.  More than 7,500 people have shown their support for this move and have asked the Scottish Parliament to...

28 May 2021
Petition to Create Exclusion Zones
As many of you know, recently there were two applications for planning permission for high velocity rifle ranges close to Kagyu Samye Ling. Although both of those applications were declined, many of us were shocked and disappointed to realise that currently there is nothing in Scottish Law to prohibit such firearms ranges close to places 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