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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As One Door Closes, Another Opens…

Just as KSD Edinburgh is about to close for the annual Summer break, up steps His Holiness Karmapa, with immaculate timing, to bestow his unparalleled Teachings throughout August for the Sangha and global Dharma community. We are truly blessed!

In addition, KSDE continues to provide Online Meditations and Dharma Courses via our YouTube Channel, including the 5 part course featuring some of Milarepa’s wonderful song teachings. These can also be viewed as stand alone sessions, although parts 4 and 5 are best seen sequentially as they both concern one of Milarepa’s most accomplished female disciples, the indomitable Sahle O!

We wish you all a restful, meaningful and enjoyable Summer break, not least those of you who are taking Refuge with Lama Yeshe Rinpoche, after having waited so patiently for the right circumstances to prevail! And we and look forward to seeing you all again in September for a new Autumn Programme of courses and events. Watch this space!

Last But Not Least

KSD Edinburgh is committed to providing Dharma activities free of charge, because the Buddha Dharma is beyond price and not something to be traded. Of course the Centre still has substantial running costs, so whatever offerings we receive are most welcome. Donations of time, resources, funds or skills not only help the Centre but also accumulate merit for the donor, when given freely rather than as payment. 
Please see below the various ways you can help and become a Friend of Kagyu Samye Dzong Edinburgh.

Our Centre is in our hands.

VOLUNTEERING, be it regular or occasional, is an important and meaningful way of giving back and enabling KSDE to serve the community.
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Friends of KSDE

DONATIONS towards the maintenance and smooth running of the Centre can be offered in a variety of different ways.
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