His Holiness Karmapa peruses the Edinburgh Programme
Last week in Bonn, Germany His Holiness the 17th Karmapa gave four full days of precious teachings and empowerments to an international gathering of devotees. Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche kindly arranged a private audience with His Holiness, for attendees from Samye Ling and various Samye Dzongs, during which arose the special opportunity for Ani Rinchen Khandro to present an offering and a copy of the KSD Edinburgh Autumn Programme to His Holiness. Karmapa seemed most interested so hopefully you will be too!
As well as our regular weekly schedule of meditation and prayer sessions, which are drop in and by donation, there are also two new Qigong courses, starting on Monday September 7th and Wednesday the 9th, which can be booked online.
The highlight of September promises to be a wonderful weekend of teachings and guided meditation with Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche, as well as a brilliant film show and a special Guru Rinpoche Shower of Blessings Tsok Puja, to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of KSD Edinburgh. Lama Rinpoche will also bestow Refuge Ceremony for those people wishing to formally enter the Buddhist faith. As this weekend is likely to be a popular event you are advised to book early.
In addition to the scheduled events Ani Rinchen Khandro has offered to give instruction on the Shower of Blessings Puja for those people wishing to familiarise themselves with the Sadhana ahead of the Anniversary weekend. If you have already taken Refuge and would like to receive this instruction on Saturday September 19th from 10.30am to 12.30pm, (suggested donation £10), please email your request asap firstname.lastname@example.org
And finally, we would like to thank our lovely volunteers John, Woyciek and Justyna for all their kind help in keeping Samye Dzong Edinburgh running smoothly and we wish them well on their travels. Their absence means that we are now short of volunteers so if you have one afternoon a week free and would like to help out at the Centre we’d love to hear from you!
We look forward to seeing you again at Samye Dzong Edinburgh from Monday September 7th when we re-open for the Autumn Term.