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.

October’s Anniversaries, Courses & Events

Greetings dear Friends of KSD Edinburgh,

As well as heralding the beauty of autumn, October is a particularly meaningful month for Samye Ling and Kagyu Samye Dzong Centres, both in Edinburgh and around the world. This year it marks the 10th Anniversary since the passing into PariNirvana of our most precious and beloved teacher and founder, Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche.

We are most grateful that Drupon Rinpoche will join Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche, Lama Katen and the community of Samye Sangha, both national and international, to commemorate Choje Akong Rinpoche with a week of teachings and Dharma activities at Samye Ling. Please see details on the Samye Ling website. We are also greatly honoured to receive Drupon Rinpoche at KSD Edinburgh where he will give a teaching on the evening of Sunday October 15th. Places are limited so please book early if you wish to attend.

We look forward to seeing you for any or all of the following events but, to avoid disappointment, please remember to book for any sessions marked with “Book Your Place”.

May All Beings Be Happy
And Cultivate The Causes Of Happiness

Forthcoming Events

Discovering Dharma in Daily Life

Sunday October 15th, 7.00pm-9.00pm

Drupon Rinpoche demystifies the Buddha Dharma, explaining how study, reflection and meditation applied to our daily life reveals the dharma hidden in plain sight of the everyday.

Je Gampopa


Sunday October 22nd
10.30am – 12.00pm

First in a series of sessions exploring the illuminating teachings of the Kagyu Masters, we begin with the Doha of Je Gampopa addressed to the three men of Kham, followed by their joyful replies.

October’s Anniversaries

Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche

Sunday October 8th

The 10th Anniversary of Rinpoche’s passing and PariNirvana. We offer our heartfelt prayers for his swift return.

H.H.16th Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje 

Sunday October 22nd

This date marks the Anniversary of His Holiness the 16th Karmapa’s Pari Nirvana. Therefore it is a most auspicious day to begin our study course based on the Rain of Wisdom, or Kagyu Gyurtso.

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.