The Shop and Tea Rooms

Samye Ling Shop


The Samye Ling shop has an extensive range of books, texts, ritual objects and a wide range of gifts and souvenirs. Many of our goods are imported from Nepal as well as made locally.

Large groups are recommended to let us know in advance, especially if you wish to visit the shop around lunchtime.

Opening Hours  

9.30 - 12.20 and 13.30 - 16.00 Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri, Sat & Sun

13.30 - 1600 Wednesday

Please be aware that opening and closing times are subject to change, depending on other monastery commitments and teachings. We thank you for your understanding.

For more information visit

Tel: +44 (0)13873 73337

The Tibetan Tea Rooms

The warm, inviting atmosphere of the Tibetan Tea Rooms with its traditional decor provides a comfortable place to relax. It is open daily from 9.30am to 4pm and also from 8pm until 10pm on Friday and Saturday evenings, serving a wide range of beverages and snacks.

Currently, due to staff shortages, the Tea Rooms closes for lunch between 12.15pm and 1.30pm.

Large groups are recommended to let us know in advance so we can be sure to provide the service you require.

Telephone number: 013873 73758

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