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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 June 2022

Back to the future!

Summer’s coming in, Covid’s on the way out, and it feels like the time is right to relax restrictions and get back to some degree of normality! Naturally we will still need to maintain awareness, for the safety and comfort of ourselves and others. Fortunately we have the perfect example and advice of our Founder, the unshakeable, Akong Tulku Rinpoche who said,

” The real challenge is to have balance and stability within continuous change.”

NEW GUIDELINES STARTING IN JUNE

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!

JUNE PROGRAMME AT A GLANCE

Sunday June 5th, 10.30pm-12.00pm
PRE-REFUGE MEETING
For those already registered to take Refuge in August

Tuesday June 7th, 6.30pm-7.30pm
GUIDED MEDITATION

Sunday June 12th, 10.30am-12.00pm
CHENREZI PUJA

Thursday June 16th, 6.30pm-7.30pm
GUIDED MEDITATION

Sunday June 19th, 10.30am-12.00pm
THE SONGS OF MILAREPA
STUDY AND MEDITATION COURSE, PART 5

Tuesday June 21st, 6.30pm-7.30pm
GUIDED MEDITATION

Sunday June 26th, 10.30am-12.00pm
GREEN TARA PUJA

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

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.
Find out what suits you