Kagyu Samye Dzong London Tibetan Buddhist Centre first opened in April
1998 and provides peace and tranquility for all at its two centres in central London.
We run a programme of courses and workshops focusing on meditation, Buddhism, and holistic therapies near the heart of central London. We also provide venues for community activities and alternative practitioners as well as a qualified Tibetan doctor who holds regular clinics where patients receive treatment using traditional Tibetan methods. We are a branch of Kagyu Samye Ling Monastery in Scotland, which was established in 1967 and is under the direct guidance of Dr Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche and Venerable Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche. As part of the Kagyu Tradition, one of the four main schools of Tibetan Buddhism, headed by His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Orgyen Trinley Dorje, the centres look to offer a constant programme of Buddhist teachings, meditation retreats and meditation instructions, along with courses in Tibetan language and art classes, as well as providing a place of calm for Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike. Lama Gelongma Zangmo is the resident lama and teacher at our London branch. In the Kagyu Samye Dzong London centre at Spa Road, we have a lovely Tibetan Tea Room with a small reading library attached, and comfortable seating to enjoy a moment of relaxation. We also have a shop offering a wide selection of Buddhist books from all traditions, and a variety of related items, such as incense, meditation cushions, statues and malas