Celebrating the Buddha’s Birthday at KSDE 2022

Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche Memorial Day 2021

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

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!

KSDE at Climate Strike Edinburgh

Ani Rinchen and Sheila, flying the Karmapa’s Dream Flag, symbolising the interdependence of Heaven and Earth, Wisdom and Compassion, at the Climate Strike march
Ani Rinchen adds a Buddhist perspective to the Climate Change event outside the Scottish Parliament
A symbol designed by Ani Rinchen which merges the Wheel of Dharma with the Extinction Rebellion hourglass logo. Look out for it in upcoming environmental events at KSDE held in conjunction with XR

Khenpo Lhabu Drupon Rinpoche – Teachings at KSDE

Khenpo Lekthong’s visit to KSDE

A most blessed and joyful Anniversary Weekend with Lama Yeshe Rinpoche

Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th May 2019

Lama Yeshe Rinpoche teaching, 2019
Lama Yeshe Rinpoche teaching, 2019
Lama Yeshe Rinpoche and audience
Lama Yeshe Rinpoche and audience
A rapt audience for Lama Yeshe Rinpoche, May 2019
A rapt audience for Lama Yeshe Rinpoche, May 2019
A rapt audience

After inspiration and meditation comes the celebration! Thanks to Lama Yeshe Rinpoche for blessing this KSDE Anniversary Weekend with his wisdom, loving kindness and joyful presence. Thanks too to all the lovely volunteers that made it happen and to everyone who came and made it both meaningful and fun!

Lama Yeshe Rinpoche and Ani Rinchen Khandro, May 2019
Lama Yeshe Rinpoche and Ani Rinchen Khandro
Anniversary tea party al fresco, May 2019
Anniversary tea party al fresco, 2019
Anniversary tea party al fresco
Flags in the courtyard, May 2019
Flags in the courtyard

Joyful Lama Meaningful Dharma

Drupon Rinpoche giving precious teachings at KSD Edinburgh.


KSDE Official Opening Ceremony

A happy throng gathered at Samye Dzong Edinburgh over the weekend of September 24th and 25th 2016 to enjoy an eventful and meaningful time with Lama Yeshe Rinpoche.

After giving Refuge and an inspiring public talk, Lama Rinpoche presided over the Official Opening Ceremony alongside Guest of Honour Sir David Steel. As they cut the ceremonial ribbon across the threshold, the jahlings, ably played by Ani Lhamo and Ani Kunzang, signalled the door to open as if by magic and piped everyone inside.

There followed a Guru Rinpoche Tsok Puja lead by Tulku Urgyen and Ani Rinchen Khandro, culminating in a sacred feast enjoyed by all. And as Lama Yeshe Rinpoche left to return to Samye Ling, a beautiful rainbow appeared over Leith, surely a blessing from Guru Rinpoche himself!

The opening day was documented by ace photographer Ai-Lan, a selection of whose memorable images can be seen below.

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche Teachings, June 2016 – Photo Gallery

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche delivers the first Dharma teaching of a visiting Lama in the new Centre Shrine Room. It was a most inspiring and joyful time for everyone. Rinpoche said how much he liked the new Centre, that it was a true Dzong and that he really enjoyed his stay.
May this be the first of many such visits.