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Organisation Details

Address 25 Bernard Street, Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Centre
Post Code EH6 6SH
Locality North East 
Telephone 0131 225 8359
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Welcome to Kagyu Samye Dzong Edinburgh (KSDE) Buddhist Meditation Centre. We are the city branch of the world renowned Samye Ling Monastery, which was established in 1967 as the first Centre of Tibetan Buddhism in the West.

The centre offers a beautiful space for meditation and courses to benefit mind, body and spirit. People of all all faiths and none are welcome.

KSDE is rooted in the Kagyu Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, whose supreme head is His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje.

The Centre operates under the guidance of Samye Ling’s founder Dr. Akong Tulku Rinpoche and its Abbot, Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche. They have appointed Ani Rinchen Khandro, a senior nun, to oversee KSDE’s development and day-to-day activities.


Meditation, Buddhist Teachings and Prayers, Qigong and Yoga

Samye Dzong promotes peace and health of body and mind. People of all beliefs and backgrounds are welcome to attend the beneficial activities on offer. We run a weekly programme of meditation sessions, Buddhist prayer meetings, study groups, Qigong and Yoga classes. There is also a wide range of monthly courses and events throughout the year, including public talks and teachings from visiting Tibetan Lamas.

Opening Hours...

- Weekday evenings from 5:00pm - 9:00pm
- Wednesday lunchtime from 12:30pm - 1:30pm
- Weekends for monthly courses and events

Office Hours...

Our office is staffed from Tuesday to Friday between the hours of 2:00pm and 5:00pm.

Find us...

Our new centre is centrally located in Leith. Samye Dzong is well-served by public transport. The number 16 Lothian bus stops outside the centre, and the Lothian bus routes 22, 35 and 36 all stop nearby the centre.



Name Telephone Cost Actions
Chenrezi Puja 0131 225 8359 More info »
Green Tara Puja 0131 225 8359 More info »
Guided Meditation 0131 225 8359 More info »
Hatha Vinyasa Yoga More info »
Lunchtime Meditation 0131 225 8359 More info »
Monthly Practice Weekends 0131 225 8359 More info »
Qigong Introductory Course 0131 225 8359 More info »