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.

Autumn Term

We re-open this Monday September 5th with a new look weekly programme.

Green Tara Weekend Retreat

April 16th and 17th from 10.30 am to 4.30pm
This weekend retreat is devoted to the practice of Green Tara, the mother of all Buddhas, who embodies swift and fearless compassion in action, like Akong Tulku Rinpoche whose Tibetan Monastery bears her name. This will be the last major event to be held at our much loved Walker Street Centre before moving to our beautiful Bernard Street Centre in Leith.

Happy Losar, Good News and Thanks

As Losar falls on a Tuesday we will be doing a special Chenrezig Puja dedicated to World Peace, the Health and Happiness of all beings and to the long life of all the precious gurus. In particular we dedicate to the continuous flourishing of the Buddha’s activities by His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa. Everybody is welcome.

Important Notice: Change of Dates

Due to illness, the Shrines and Torma Offerings Course is now rescheduled for Saturday February 13th and the Leith volunteer work for Sunday February 14th.

What’s on in January at KSDE

Please note that every weekend from Saturday January 9th onwards you are invited to join in the meaningful work of transforming our new building at 25 Bernard Street, Leith into a wonderful Dharma Centre for the common good of countless beings.

An Exciting Announcement

A wonderful 5th Anniversary weekend of Refuge Ceremony, Dharma Teachings, Film Show, Meditation Instruction and Guru Rinpoche Shower of Blessing Puja, was crowned with the exciting announcement by Lama Yeshe Rinpoche of a new and larger Centre for Kagyu Samye Dzong Edinburgh!

August Holidays

Kagyu Samye Dzong Edinburgh will be closed throughout August. We wish you all a happy and peaceful time during the summer break and look forward to seeing you again in the new term starting on Monday September 7th.

Happy New Year from KSDE!

Blessings from His Holiness Karmapa and the Lineage Masters at the Kagyu Monlams in India. We are happy to announce that both Ringu Tulku Rinpoche and Drupon Rinpoche also send their best wishes for the New Year to everyone at KSD Edinburgh and have agreed to come and teach here in the summer and autumn respectively. We’ll keep you posted once the exact dates are confirmed.

Saturday Matinee: November 1st

The Saturday Matinee on November 1st will feature precious teachings on Medicine Buddha by His Holiness Karmapa and will be the ideal precursor to the Medicine Buddha Instructions given by Lama Zangmo on December 6th and 7th.

The Four Extraordinary Foundations

On Sunday 19th October, Ani Rinchen will present an overview of all four foundation practices with particular emphasis on the first practice of Refuge and Bodhicitta.