Accommodation available soon at Samye Dzong Edinburgh Tibetan Buddhist Centre
From May 2013
And from July 2013
A wonderful opportunity to live in one of the lovely rooms in the tranquil 3 bedroom private flat on the 2nd floor of Samye Dzong Edinburgh, in the heart of the city, with access to all the Centre’s facilities.
Room 1, From May – £335 pcm
Room 2, from July – £365pcm
(includes unlimited wi-fi)
Please contact Ani Rinchen Khandro at firstname.lastname@example.org
We have now released our Summer Programme for 2013.
Take a look at our Weekly Programme page and our forthcoming Courses & Events page for more details.
On the eve of Tibetan New Year Samye Dzong members create a veritable hive of activity, cleaning, polishing and sweeping the shrine and shrine room then renewing all the offerings in time for Losar, the year of the water serpent.
Samye Dzong Edinburgh has re-opened after the winter break and encourages all our friends and supporters to benefit from the range of classes, prayers and meditation sessions on offer throughout the week.
Please note that the Wednesday evening Qigong and Meditation class led by Ani Rinchen Khandro is suitable for all levels, including beginners.
There is also an exciting Spring Programme of monthly courses and events, including several not-to-be-missed visits from emminent High Lamas. Details and bookings are just a click away!
We look forward to seeing you at Samye Dzong Edinburgh in this New Year and meanwhile wish you a happy and healthy 2013!
Samye Dzong Edinburgh will close for the winter break from December 14th 2012 and re-open on Monday January 14th 2013.
This term at Kagyu Samye Dzong Edinburgh we invite you to a series of matinée screenings of teachings by His Holiness the 17th Karmapa on How to Become a Good Person by Having the Wish to Benefit Others. The screenings will be followed by tea/coffee/cake and chat.
See our Events page for more details.
This week commemorates two of the most holy events in the Buddhist calendar, namely the birth of the Buddha and the Buddha’s perfect enlightenment. The days on which these anniversaries fall are known as Wheel Days and it is said that whatever actions we perform on those days will be magnified by millions. Therefore they are the very best of times to practice Dharma, make offerings to The Three Jewels of Buddha, Dharma and Sangha and perform any virtuous activities dedicated for the benefit of all beings. You are very welcome to join us at Samye Dzong for the following activities:
Tuesday May 29th – The Anniversary of Lord Buddha’s Birth
6.30pm – Chenrezig Puja will be dedicated to The Three Jewels in celebration of the birth of Shakyamuni Buddha. Those who wish to may bring offerings such as tealights, incense, flowers, or saffron. Offering katas will also be available to purchase before the puja.
Monday June 4th – The Anniversary of Lord Buddha’s Enlightenment
7.30pm – Guided Meditation will be dedicated in homage to Buddha Shakyamuni’s perfect enlightenment which continues to illuminate our world and inspire beings throughout the ages, upto and beyond the present day. The meditation session will begin with the offering of lights whilst reciting the Buddha’s mantra:
OM MUNI MUNI MAHAMUNI SHAKYAMUNI SOHA
May all beings be happy and create the causes of happiness
As Akong Rinpoche was born in the year of the dragon, this year is a particularly significant birthday for him. There will be special celebrations at Samye Ling to pray for his long life and show our appreciation for his selfless activities that continue to benefit countless beings around the world.People who have completed the long retreat will gather to practice the long Chod Puja on May 4th, 5th and morning of the 6th as an offering in Rinpoche’s honour. The last session will be a Tsok Puja to which everyone is invited. In the afternoon Rinpoche will bestow the Vajrasattva empowerment.