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Welcome to Kagyu Samye Dzong Edinburgh (KSDE) Buddhist Meditation Centre. We are the city branch of the world renowned Samye Ling Monastery, which was established in 1967 as the first Centre of Tibetan Buddhism in the West.

The centre offers a beautiful space for meditation and courses to benefit mind, body and spirit. People of all all faiths and none are welcome.

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News & Events for July 2022

With summer well and truly here we have pleasure in announcing the latest KSDE news and upcoming events in July before closing for our annual break throughout August. But first, a wee reminder about our last event in June!

On Thursday June the 30th at 6.30pm, we celebrate the Birthday of His Holiness 17th Karmapa with offerings of a Mandala and Katas, then screening a most endearing movie of His Holiness’s only visit to the UK so far, with our fervent prayers that there will soon be another!

Our first event in July, on Sunday the 3rd from 10.30am, is entitled THE WAY AHEAD. It provides an opportunity to come together and give service to the Centre with a clean up and/or, have a say in its future at the community meeting, (with an all important tea break in between!) See pics below.

LATEST GUIDELINES

1. Booking for Pujas or Guided Meditation sessions is no longer necessary. You can just turn up on the day.
2. Booking is still required for monthly courses or one-off events, shown in red, so book early to reserve a place.
3. Wearing a face mask at the Centre will be a personal choice rather than a requirement.
4. Hand sanitiser will be available and recommended before entering the Shrine Room. That’s it!

JULY PROGRAMME AT A GLANCE

Thursday June 30th, 6.30pm-8.00pm
HH KARMAPA’S BIRTHDAY

Sunday July 3th, 10.30am-1.00pm
THE WAY AHEAD

Thursday July 7th, 6.30pm-7.30pm
GUIDED MEDITATION

Tuesday July 19th, 6.30pm-7.30pm
CHENREZI PUJA

Sunday July 24th, 10.30am-12.00pm
THE SONGS OF MILAREPA
STUDY AND MEDITATION COURSE, PART 5

Tuesday July 26th, 6.30pm-7.30pm
GUIDED MEDITATION

Click on event titles in red to book your place.

Last But Not Least

KSD Edinburgh is committed to providing Dharma activities free of charge, because the Buddha Dharma is beyond price and not something to be traded. Of course the Centre still has substantial running costs, so whatever offerings we receive are most welcome. Donations of time, resources, funds or skills not only help the Centre but also accumulate merit for the donor, when given freely rather than as payment. 
Please see below the various ways you can help and become a Friend of Kagyu Samye Dzong Edinburgh.

Our Centre is in our hands.

VOLUNTEERING, be it regular or occasional, is an important and meaningful way of giving back and enabling KSDE to serve the community.
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Friends of KSDE

DONATIONS towards the maintenance and smooth running of the Centre can be offered in a variety of different ways.
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