Thanks to Lama Yeshe Rinpoche for blessing this KSDE Anniversary Weekend with his wisdom, loving kindness and joyful presence.
KSDE welcomes groups as well as individuals, often hosting visits from societies, schools and universities.
Members of The University of Edinburgh Buddhist Society kindly volunteering at KSDE. Thank you one and all!
The dawn of a New Year in the Tibetan calendar is known as the month of miracles, when the effects of our activities are multiplied a millionfold. It is the ideal time for cultivating positive qualities of wisdom, compassion and loving kindness towards all beings.
Our volunteers enjoy a well-earned cup of steaming hot chai after their great work tidying up the leaves around Kagyu Samye Dzong Edinburgh in October.
Every year we hold an Introduction to Buddhism course for those who are interested but may not know where to begin. As with most things, it’s best to begin at the beginning, which in this case is with the Buddha.
After an eventful and joyful anniversary weekend with Lama Yeshe Rinpoche featuring his precious teachings, a wonderful film of Akong Rinpoche in Tibet, a photographic exhibition and a Guru Rinpoche Puja and sacred feast we’d like to share with you a some pictures of the various events.
Kagyu Samye Dzong Edinburgh welcomes you to the new Autumn Term of daily classes and monthly courses to soothe and energise body, mind and spirit.
AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND ON HOLY ISLE FROM THE 3RD TO THE 7TH
Explore the fascinating story of how Tibetan Buddhism came to the West, and in particular to Holy Isle, a magical island off the West Coast of Scotland.
His Holiness Karmapa announced that he will be giving monthly teachings by live webcast. We will be screening them in the Samye Dzong Shrine Room so that we can all benefit together. We do not as yet have dates and times but we will email out information, and post it on this website, as soon as it has been confirmed by His Holiness’s office.
The latest news and events from KSDE
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Saturday Jan 27th 2018, 10.30am.
On the last weekend of most months, KSDE is offering additional opportunities to attend Pujas, Meditation sessions or other Dharma events.
We look forward to seeing you, hopefully rested, recharged and ready for the new year ahead. If not, no worries! Our full range of wholesome weekly activities will benefit body, mind and spirit. And our precious monthly Dharma courses are now available to book online, free of charge, or by donation.
From January 1st 2018, Kagyu Samye Dzong Edinburgh is offering all Dharma teachings free of charge. Our new Programme also provides a wealth of weekly Pujas, Meditation Sessions and Exercise Classes for health of mind and body.
The new KSD Edinburgh Winter/Spring 2018 Programme, with full information on all courses and events, will be launched on Sunday December 10th and includes some very good tidings. We hope you’ll agree it’s been worth waiting for!
Please also note that the Centre closes for the winter holidays from Friday December 15th and re-opens for the new term on Monday January 8th 2018. We wish you all a joyful holiday and a peaceful, healthy and happy New Year.
who stayed on after Medicine Buddha Puja last weekend and made a great job of keeping the Centre swept clean and cared for, inside and out.
Lama Yeshe Rinpoche spreads joy and the light of wisdom on our Anniversary Weekend. Follow the link below for more pictures.
Hopefully you are all rested and recharged after the summer holidays. But if you’re suffering from Festival burn out, fear not. We have a revitalising programme of courses and events to relax, restore and re-energise health of mind and body.
Drupon Rinpoche, who was expected to teach at KSD Edinburgh on October 15th is regrettably not coming at this time. Hopefully Rinpoche will be able to come next year.
An additional event to our existing programme will be KSD Edinburgh’s participation in Doors Open Day on Sunday September 24th, 2pm to 5pm.
A poem written in response to the tragedy by Ani Rinchen Khandro – a Buddhist nun and a Mancunian.
on Guru Rinpoche Day at 12 noon, Sunday June 4th. Everybody welcome.
Wonderful news! His Holiness Karmapa has arrived safely for his first visit to the UK. Some of you will be attending teachings over the weekend. Meanwhile we just want to […]
Ringu Tulku Rinpoche’s course has been cancelled due to the historic UK visit of His Holiness the 17th Karmapa.
Photos of Drupon Rinpoche giving precious teachings at KSD Edinburgh.
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.
We re-open this Monday September 5th with a new look weekly programme.
Photographs from Ringu Tulku Rinpoche’s teachings at Kagyu Samye Dzong Edinburgh, June 29th & 30th 2016.