Kagyu Samye Dzong Edinburgh is the city branch of 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.

December’s News, Sessions and Special Events

Greetings dear Friends of KSD Edinburgh,

As nights draw in and time rolls on we suddenly find ourselves in the last month of 2023. Given the state of the world right now some might say they’ll be glad to see the back of it!

But from a Dharma point of view, such challenging times can spur us on to strengthen our practice and cultivate wisdom, compassion and a peaceful mind. As His Holiness the Dalai Lama said,

Therefore we give thanks for the Dharma and for our beautiful Centre, as an oasis of peace in which to practice for the benefit of ourselves and others.

We look forward to seeing you soon for December’s sessions and special events at KSDE, before we close for the winter break from 11/12/23 to 08/01/24.

May all beings be happy and create
the causes of happiness.

December’s Special Events

Medicine Puja for World Peace

Medicine Buddha Puja for World Peace

Sunday December 3rd
10.30am – 12.00pm

An opportunity to send our healing prayers and positive energy around the world. Everyone is welcome to meditate and dedicate prayers for universal health and wellbeing.

Karen Marshalsay, harp

Special Event 
A Musical Matinee 

Saturday December 9th, 3pm-5pm

Interfaith Week, November 2023

Interfaith Week 2023

Scottish Interfaith Week featured a host of nationwide events, with people of every faith and belief coming together in peace and harmony. Pictured above is a multi faith gathering at Glasgow’s City Chambers, with special guest speaker Princess Anne. 

Support Our Work

KSDE is committed to offering the Buddha Dharma free of charge. Any donations you wish to offer will go towards the Centre’s maintenance and running costs, enabling us to provide the means of benefitting the community. Thank you.