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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KSDE Autumn Programme 2021

Welcome back to KSD Edinburgh and our Autumn Programme. Usually we would post dates for the whole term, but in these uncertain times it feels wiser to plan one month at a time. That way we can be flexible in our response to any changes, while maintaining a safe and welcoming space for the health and wellbeing of the community.

For starters, throughout September we are offering weekly Guided Meditation sessions at the Centre, as well as a variety of weekend Teachings and Pujas.

And in terms of our growing Online Dharma presence, we will continue to offer Monthly Online Courses for all our Dharma Friends, whether you live round the corner or round the world!  

September Sessions at KSD Edinburgh


Guidance on meditation methods to decrease stress, increase energy and cultivate inner peace and awareness of mind in a supportive group space.
Tuesday September 21st, 6.30pm to 7.30pm
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Sunday September 19th, 11am to 12.30pm
A talk by Ani Rinchen Khandro on what it means to take Refuge in the Buddhist faith. This is particularly useful for those people who have attended our online courses and who may be considering taking Refuge in the future. Book now

Saturday September 25th, 11am to 12.30pm
Chenrezi, known as the Lord of Compassion, embodies the compassionate activity of the Buddha. This practice helps us to develop our own pure qualities for the benefit of all sentient beings. Book now

Sunday September 26th at 8am in the KSD Edinburgh Shrine RoomGUIDED MEDITATION AND Q&A LEAD BY LAMA YESHE RINPOCHE ON ZOOM

It is our great pleasure to share with you the wonderful news that Lama Yeshe Rinpoche, who is still in South Africa, has offered to lead a Meditation session with Q&A on Zoom for all the KSD Centres and their Dharma communities around the world. The Zoom link will be fed through a giant TV so everyone in the Shrine Room will be able to see and hear Lama Yeshe Rinpoche clearly. Book now

Please note: All the above courses must be booked online by attendees willing to comply with the Centre’s Covid-19 safety measures.

For dates and details of this month’s Online Courses, please see the right hand column.