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 autumn segues into winter we’d just like to share some news of what is happening at KSD Edinburgh in December and beyond.

The last weekend course of this term is The Four Preliminary Foundations Course, or The Four Thoughts that turn the Mind to Dharma and takes place on Sunday December 8th. The first part of this four part course concerns the topic of Precious Human Life. These all important preliminaries are the basis for all further Buddhist teachings and are of great benefit in our life. The remaining three parts will be given in the new year.

Meanwhile, we continue with our regular weekly programme of Meditations, Pujas and Classes so hopefully we’ll see you soon.  Please note that KSDE will close for the winter holidays from Friday December 13th and re-open on Monday January 13th 2020.

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Maintaining our beautiful A Listed Centre, for the benefit of everyone wishing to access the Buddha Dharma and other wholesome activities, is a responsibility we take very seriously. Sometimes this incurs extra expenditure, especially when it is for something as important as roof repairs. Since we offer all Dharma teachings free of charge, we depend on donations to help keep KSDE in good running order. Please give generously, whatever you can manage,  to help us keep a roof over our head!

May all being be happy and create the causes of happiness.