Retreats

- IMPORTANT -

Samye Ling is closed to all visitors and we have closed all bookings and courses until further notice.

The Mindfulness courses are now being held online please see the Mindfulness Association web site here or contact them by email here.

As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic and the recent government recommendation to stop non-essential contact and unnecessary travel, Samye Ling will close from 20th March 2020.

We will be closed to all guests and visitors and all courses and retreats are cancelled until further notice.

Only essential deliveries and essential services will be allowed access to Samye Ling.

Kagyu Samye Ling Covid-19 Update

17 August 2020

Although the incidence of Covid-19 cases is less than before, there are still many unpredictable outbreaks around the UK and the risk of contracting the virus is still high. 

Therefore, the trustees of Rokpa Trust have decided that Samye Ling will remain closed until the end of 2020.

The trustees appreciate that many people wish to visit Samye Ling but it is essential to protect the more vulnerable members of the community until it is possible to open without jeopardising their safety.

The situation will be reviewed from time to time and as soon as it is safe to open we will let you know.  Meantime we apologise for any disappointment and ask for your patience and understanding.

On behalf of the trustees

Abbot Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche and Deputy Abbot Lama Katen.

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