12 Nov 2023
Winter opening
*Winter opening* Now that winter is upon us, Samye Ling's programme of weekend courses will be much reduced.  Like everyone we have been hit hard by escalating fuel and energy prices and have struggled to keep all our large buildings heated during the cold winter months.  So we have taken the difficult decision to close much of...

3 Oct 2023
10th Anniversary of Founder Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Sunday 8th October 2023 - the 10th Anniversary since Akong Rinpoche passed away                                AR in blue chuba   The activities on this day will be dedicated to the memory of our Founder Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche. Everyone is welcome            ...

22 Jul 2023
Khenpo Lekthong Teachings August and September 2023
Khenpo Lekthong course poster

30 Jun 2023
The 3rd UK Kagyu Monlam
The 3rd UK Kagyu Monlam took place in Kagyu Samye Ling between 27th May and 2nd June 2023.  Daily teachings were given by Drupon Khen Rinpoche who also presided over all prayer sessions, along with our Abbot, Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche.  3rd UK Kagyu Monlam group 2 We are grateful to all the visiting Lamas, Sangha...

21 Feb 2023
Tibetan New Year - 21st February 2023

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