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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Work, Rest & Pray at Home

In these challenging times, with most of us confined to our homes by the threat of Coronavirus infection, it is more important than ever to look after ourselves and each other. What better time to put the Buddha Dharma into practice!

Released from the daily grind of worldly work we have more time and freedom to focus on our inner world and  turn a negative situation into a positive opportunity. Of course we also have to be practical, working at home and caring for our family and others. But by using our time well we can bring out the best in ourselves and in each other.

As a support for the community, KSDE is offering the following resources to use and help us, not only get through this difficult time, but also transform it into a cause for growth and the cultivation of spiritual, mental and physical health and equanimity.

With prayers for your health and happiness

Good Timing

A really useful daily timetable, including Dharma practice, work, rest, meditation, study and exercise, for you to adapt according to your daily life and needs.

QiGong with Ani Rinchen

Healthy Body,
Peaceful Mind

A helpful half hour practice session featuring Warm ups, Qigong movements, The 5 Elements form & Guided Meditation to extend as wished.