10th Anniversary of Founder Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche

3 Oct 2023

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                                                                                            

Akong Rinpoche

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 11.00am Lama Rinpoche will give a talk in the temple followed by offering lights in the Butterlamp House and then lunch in the dining hall.

The Meditation Retreat begins at 2.30pm and everyone is welcome to join in the first two sessions.

 Timetable for the day:

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


Lunch in the Dining Hall - please let us know if you would like lunch (bookings@samyeling.org) so we can make sure there is plenty for everyone

14.30 – 16.00

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

16.30 – 18.00

First practice session of Meditation Retreat followed by Mahakala prayers - open to everyone


Soup in Dining Hall

19:00 – 20:00

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 session and/or the first practice session of the Meditation Retreat, so that all Akong Rinpoche’s students have the chance to honour his memory by spending this special day engaged in studying and practicing the Buddha’s teachings.

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