5th Anniversary of the Passing of Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche

27 Sep 2018

Programme for the

5th Anniversary of the passing of

Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche

Sunday 7th & Monday 8th October 2018

Sunday 7th October

Drupon Rinpoche will teach the second day of ‘The Way to Master the Mind’ in the Temple (for those who have registered and have attended the previous day’s teaching)


Event in the Lecture Hall. Open to all.

Introducing the DVD version of ‘Akong – A Remarkable Life’ including a talk by Lama Yeshe Rinpoche

Final update on programme for Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche’s Anniversary

Monday 8th October

Please meet in the Temple at 9.30am. 

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. 

Then we will go to the Tara Garden where the Sangha will recite the ‘Riwo Sangcho’ prayers.  Anyone familiar with this practice who has the text should bring it with them.

At 11.30am Lama Rinpoche will give a talk (probably in the temple but this will be confirmed at the time) followed by offering lights in the Butterlamp House and lunch in the dining hall.

The Meditation Retreat begins at 2pm and everyone is welcome to join in the first two sessions.


Everyone is cordially invited and most welcome to join us for the Anniversary Lunch. 
However, to make sure we prepare enough for everyone please email reception@samyeling.org to let us know you are coming.  

On this special day there will be no charge for lunch, though donations are welcome.

14.00 – 16.00

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

16.30 – 17.30

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


Soup in Dining Hall

19:00 – 20:30

Meditation Session

Drupon Rinpoche's Courses

The Way to Master the Mind
Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th

Drupon Rinpoche is offering this shorter course prior to the 5th Anniversary.
For more information please click here.

Meditation Practice Retreat
Monday 8th to Monday 15th
Beginning at 2pm on the 8th, Drupon Rinpoche once again kindly leads the Practice sessions and will offer two Teachings each day.
Please click here for more information.

Precious Ornament of Liberation
Tuesday 16th to Wednesday 24th
Drupon Rinpoche will continue teaching where he left off last year from this important text by Gampopa.  Please remember to bring your text from last year. 
To book please click here.


We kindly request that anyone who attended Drupon Rinpoche’s teachings last year, bring along the texts and prayers that were provided last year.

These include:

Prayers for teachings (used during all teaching sessions)

Nagarjuna’s Letter to a Friend (text for teaching sessions in the Meditation Retreat)

Guru Yoga Prayers or complete Ngondro text, and short Vajrayogini visualisation insert (for practice sessions of the Retreat)

Gampopa's Precious Ornament of Liberation text (for teachings on this)


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