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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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October News & Events

No sooner have we bid the late Queen Elizabeth a fond farewell than another poignant remembrance beckons, as we mark the passing of our beloved Founder, Teacher, Guide and Great Being, Akong Tulku Rinpoche, who passed from this Earth on October 8th 2013.

This year we are most grateful that Drupon Rinpoche will be taking time out from his retreat in Nepal, to honour Akong Rinpoche by giving precious teachings at Samye Ling from October 8th to the 16th. During that time there will be no events at KSD Edinburgh as we hope that many of you will be able to attend the meditation retreat at Samye Ling, details of which are on their website.

For the rest of October we are pleased to offer the following programme at KSDE:

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER AT KSDE

Click on event titles in red to book your place.

Sunday September 25th, 10.30am-12.30pm
INTRO TO NGONDRO
The Four Extraordinary Foundations – Part 1

Tuesday September 27nd, 6.30pm-7.30pm
GUIDED MEDITATION

Wednesday September 28th, 6.30pm-7.30pm
QIGONG COURSE (fully booked)

Sunday October 2nd, 10.30am-12.00pm
CHENREZI PUJA

Tuesday October 4th, 6.30pm-7.30pm
GUIDED MEDITATION

Wednesday October 5th, 6.30pm-7.30pm
QIGONG COURSE (fully booked)

Tuesday October 18th, 6.30pm-7.30pm
GUIDED MEDITATION

Wednesday October 19th, 6.30pm-7.30pm
QIGONG COURSE (fully booked)

Sunday October 23rd, 10.30am-12.00pm
GREEN TARA PUJA

Wednesday October 26th, 6.30pm-7.30pm
QIGONG COURSE (fully booked)

Thursday October 27th, 6.30pm-7.30pm
GUIDED MEDITATION

Sunday October 30th, 10.30am-12.00pm
NGONDRO PRACTICE*

*Please note, the Ngondro Practice session on Sunday the 30th is to provide an opportunity for people who are practicing any of the Ngondro disciplines, be it Refuge and Prostrations, Dorje Sempa, Mandala or Guru Yoga, to practice in the KSDE Shrine Room. If there is the demand, we will also make it a regular, monthly, Ngondro Practice session.

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