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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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From the misty, meditative mountains of the Himalayas, especially for you

Misty mountains

Additional Courses and Events at KSDE

Yes we know it’s a bit of a jump from the Himalayas to here and now but we just wanted to share that beautiful view! And if you’d like to see more of Ani Rinchen’s recent visit to Nepal, just visit our online gallery.

Meanwhile, back at Kagyu Samye Dzong Edinburgh, please note the following courses and additional events to our upcoming Programme.

January 25th – The Four Preliminary Foundations Part II Death and Impermanence 

The Buddha said the most important topic to meditate on and understand is that of impermanence. This course is for those who intend to attend all four of these essential preliminary foundations. Book now

February 2nd, 10.30 – 11.30 am Medicine Buddha Puja
As today is Medicine Buddha Day we will be dedicating this Puja to the health and wellbeing of planet Earth and all sentient beings. Everyone welcome.

February 3rd, 6.00 – 7.30pm A New Qigong Course – Healthy Body, Peaceful Mind
Qigong movement and meditation to balance and refresh physical and mental health. Suitable for everyone, including beginners. Book now

February 16th, The Meaning and Purpose of Offerings
Includes practical instruction on the making of fresh shrine offerings, music and mudras for pujas and in the run up to Losar, Tibetan New Year on February 24th. Book now

February 29th, 10.30am – 12.30pm Progressive Meditation

This is the first of a three part progressive meditation course running on the last Saturdays of February 29th, March 28th and April 25th. Gradually develop calm, awakened, awareness of mind in it’s natural state, an invaluable skill for life. Book now