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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After a wonderful few weeks graced by teaching visits, first from Khenpo Lekthong then from Khenpo Lhabu Drupon Rinpoche, we have the inspiration and motivation for our practice. It is said that the essence of wisdom is to apply it!

If however, you are a newcomer to Buddhism and would like to know more about it, then where better to begin than at the beginning? In which case do enrol on the Introduction to Buddhism Course with Ani Rinchen Khandro on Sunday October 27th. This course only comes round once a year so if you don’t want to miss it be sure to book your place. Every journey begins with the first step

Find full information on our weekly schedule of classes, prayer and meditation sessions and our monthly courses, teachings and events online.

This image of Khenpo Lhabu Drupon Rinpoche is one of many recent photos added to our gallery documenting his visit and that of Khenpo Lekthong, as well as other recent KSDE activities. Follow this link to see them all.