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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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December Greetings, News, and a very Special Event!

Season’s Greetings One and All,

We bring good tidings of our December programme and look forward to seeing you for the following sessions and a very special event, where a warm welcome awaits you at Samye Dzong Edinburgh.

DECEMBER AT KSDE

Booking is not required for Pujas or Guided Meditation sessions but all other events (in red below*) must be booked online.

Sunday November 27th, 10.30am-12.30pm
NGONDRO PRACTICE DAY*

Tuesday November 29th, 6.30pm-7.30pm
GUIDED MEDITATION

Wednesday November 30th, 6.30pm-7.30pm
QIGONG COURSE (fully booked)

Sunday December 4th, 10.30am-12.00pm
CHENREZI PUJA

Tuesday December 6th, 6.30pm-7.30pm
GUIDED MEDITATION

Wednesday December 7th, 6.30pm-7.30pm
QIGONG COURSE (fully booked)

Sunday December 11th, 10.30am-12.30pm
GREEN TARA PUJA

Tuesday December 13th, 6.30pm-7.30pm
GUIDED MEDITATION

Sunday December 18th, 11.00am-12.30pm
A MUSICAL MATINEE*
Special event on the last day of term, see details below.

Please note: KSD Edinburgh will be closed for the holidays from December 19th to January 9th.

A Musical Matinee
with harp virtuoso Karen Marshalsay

KSD Edinburgh is delighted to present a magical, musical matinee with the internationally acclaimed Scottish harp player Karen Marshalsay.

Thanks to Karen’s kind generosity, all proceeds from this special event will help fund KSDE’s cupola repairs, enabling us to protect the Shrine Room and continue offering the Buddha Dharma free of charge to benefit beings.
Spoiler Alert – May involve hot chai and mince pies!

Please reserve your place early online.

The cupola’s eye in the sky

Experiencing the welcoming ambiance of our beautiful, oval Shrine Room, illumined from above by the sky eye of its cupola, provides us with a perfect environment for prayer and meditation. 

To weatherproof the cupola we have recently made emergency repairs, which have stopped leaks. But more lasting repairs and refurbishment will need to be done in spring, hence the need to raise funds.

If you are unable to attend the special event, you can still help by donating here. 

Thank You so much!

May All Beings Be Happy And Cultivate The Causes Of Happiness