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

31 Dec 2022
Best wishes for 2023 from all at Samye Ling
As we leave 2022 behind and move into 2023, we offer our good wishes for the year ahead and bring you news of some of the Dharma events and teachings at Samye Ling in 2023.                  *The Third UK Kagyu Monlam from 27 May – 2 June* We can confirm that...

15 Dec 2022
Update about Guest Accommodation
As we all know, the UK energy market is in crisis, we are facing energy shortages and potential black-outs and the Government is urging us to reduce our national energy consumption by 15%. Against this back-drop, as a charity Samye Ling needs to take especial care of how it uses its resources; while also doing the...

27 Oct 2022
Lothlorien Therapeutic Community
                                                     Lothlorien logo2 Lothlorien Therapeutic Community is a rural community for people with mental health problems, situated in South-West Scotland.  Since 1989 it has been run by the Rokpa Trust,...

12 Sep 2022
9th Anniversary of Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche's passing
                                               CATRPortrait Now that Samye Ling is fully open, we're delighted to let you know about some of our forthcoming events.  First and foremost is the 9th anniversary of the passing of our Founder,...

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