We have a number of guest rooms available in the monastery for those wishing to stay overnight. 

  • When there are transmissions, teachings and courses taking place, we hold accommodation back for participants.  We therefore ask participants to email us directly to register and book their accommodation. 
  • For those not joining a course, availability can be found on the calendar at the bottom of this page.

We endeavour to ensure your stay at Samye Ling is comfortable, enjoyable and meaningful.  To show respect for ourselves and others and to protect Samye Ling as a sacred space, our Abbot, Choje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche requests all who visit or stay here to follow these rules:

Five Golden Rules

1. To protect life and refrain from killing.
2. To respect other's property and refrain from stealing.
3. To speak the truth and refrain from lying.
4. To embrace health and refrain from intoxicants.
5. To respect others and refrain from harmful sexual activity.


Alcohol, smoking (including e-cigarettes or vapes), illicit drugs, fishing or pet animals (with exception of guide dogs) are not permitted anywhere on Samye Ling property. Please also be aware that Samye Ling is not a drink or drug rehabilitation centre.

We are unable to accommodate children under 16 years at Samye Ling.  Any overnight guests between 16 and 18 years must be accompanied by a responsible adult.  For family accommodation in the local area, please see the options available, here.

For participants at transmissions, teachings or on courses, please email to register your attendance and make your room reservations

For those wishing to stay overnight only, please use our online booking system below.

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