Midsummer at the KSDE Oasis – It’s a rare thing to be feeling the heat in Scotland and we’re certainly not complaining! But it’s such a blessing to have the cool, calm sanctuary of Samye Dzong’s Shrine Room in which to cultivate a cool, calm mind.
And as July is the last month of this summer term, ahead of the August holiday break, here’s a wee heads up on what’s happening at weekends, in addition to our ongoing daily programme of pujas, meditation sessions and exercise classes.
July 8th Sunday 10.30am- 4.30pm
The Four Preliminary Foundations
Part 4 The Illusory Nature of Worldly Life (Samsara)
The final part of this four part course completes the instructions on these essential teachings. This course is open to those who have attended the other three parts. However, as these preliminaries form the basis of the Buddhist view and are such an invaluable support in life we will be running the course again next year.
July 22nd 10.30-12pm
Sunday Matinee: His Holiness the 17th Karmapa
A Summary of the Four Preliminary Foundations
This matinee screening of HH Karmapa’s summary gives his unique insight into the essential points expressed with clarity, depth and humour. They are an invaluable aid to understanding, whether one is a seasoned practitioner or a complete beginner.
July 28th 10.30-11.30am
This Chenrezi Puja is the last event of the summer term. It is dedicated to the cultivation of wisdom, loving kindness and compassion for all sentient beings. Everyone is welcome.
After the Puja we will get together for light refreshments in the courtyard. Those who have the time and energy can also stay on for an optional tidy up before we break up. Volunteers welcome!
A date for your diary
September 22nd/23rd Lama Yeshe Rinpoche will be visiting and teaching at the Centre on the 8th Anniversary of Kagyu Samye Dzong Edinburgh.
Further details of this and of our Autumn Programme will be available very soon. Watch this space!