Samye College Founders

Dear Friend of Samye Ling

CLYR2005Those of you who have been coming to Samye Ling on a regular basis for some years will have witnessed the progress of Samye Project. Since 2008 we have been working on the final part of the Project: Samye College. Thanks to your help and through borrowing as much as money we possibly can, we have funded the work so far - and I want to thank you all for your generosity and support. Without your donations we would not have made such wonderful progress.

We are delighted that we have now achieved our first aim of making the building wind and watertight. Now we need to raise enough money to complete the interior - which is estimated to cost £1million.

To help achieve this, we offer you the opportunity to become a Founding Member of Samye College by giving £1,000 or more to the building fund. Donations may be in the name of the individual or dedicated to someone else.

Each Founding Member will receive a beautiful certificate, signed and sealed by Akong Tulku Rinpoche and myself. And their name will be carved on a permanent plaque displayed in the main entrance to Samye College. I hope and pray that every one of you receiving this will become a Founding Member. If you don't have resources perhaps you have a friend or relative who will help. Whatever you can do for this project will be very much appreciated.

We have no wish to offend anyone so if you are able to help we accept gratefully and thank you from the bottom of our hearts; if not, please don't feel badly or take this request in the wrong way.

With every best wish,

Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche
Abbot of Kagyu Samye Ling

To become a Founding Member of Samye College, or to make any donation, please click here



His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche
Kating Lama
Lama Zangmo
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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
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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
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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
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Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche
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