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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,...

13 Apr 2022
Volunteers Wanted
Samye Ling is looking to recruit volunteers with skills in building and maintenance for the short to medium term. In particular, we are looking for people with skills and experience with the internal tiling of bathrooms and kitchens. For more information, please contact: companysecretary@samye.org

8 Apr 2022
Refuge Ceremonies in Samye Ling in August 2022
                                                        LYR 2013 After a long absence from public engagements due to the pandemic, we are delighted to let you know that Lama Yeshe Rinpoche will conduct a...

5 Mar 2022
Opening the Grounds from the 17th March
Dear Friends, The Trustees of Rokpa Trust met recently and decided that as the Covid 19 situation is improving, it is now safe to continue re-opening Samye Ling. Already the main temple has been open daily since November 2021, and from 17th March 2022 we will open the grounds – but not the café or shop –...

3 Mar 2022
Tibetan New Year - 3rd March 2022
Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche, Lama Katen and all the Samye Ling community send you very best wishes for the Year of the Water Tiger. You can listen to Lama Yeshe Rinpoche's New Year message here: https://youtu.be/UtxneLckOkg[https://youtu.be/UtxneLckOkg] Abbot Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche

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...

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