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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KSDE will close for the winter holidays from Friday December 13th and re-open on Monday January 13th 2020.

From Kathmandu to Kagyu Samye Dzong Edinburgh and Friends around the World

Seasons Greetings One and All!

By the time you read this I will be on retreat in the hills above Bhaktapur at the Thrangu Sekhar Retreat Centre under the direction of Khenpo Drupon Rinpoche. 

This is a wee letter of appreciation and thanks to all our Friends and Volunteers who support KSDE by generously giving their time, talents, and/or donations to keep the good ship Samye Dzong Edinburgh afloat and on course to benefit the community with the precious gift of Buddha Dharma and other wholesome activities to benefit body, mind and spirit. THANK YOU!

We are determined to keep the Buddha Dharma teachings at KSDE free of charge. Therefore we rely on donations to cover our running costs. As we are currently undergoing a programme of essential roof repairs this added expenditure means we are particularly in need of help. Even a small amount can make a big difference. Why not join the Circle of Friends and donate just £5, £10 or whatever you can manage per month to benefit the Centre as well as yourself by cultivating the noble quality of generosity. 

Heartfelt thanks from the sacred site of Milarepa’s tower in Nepal, with prayers and blessings for your health and happiness in the New Year and beyond.

Ani Rinchen Khandro