Samye Ling Monastery & Tibetan Centre

Samye Ling Monastery & Tibetan Centre

Name: Samye Ling Monastery & Tibetan Centre
Address: Langholm, Scotland DG13 0QL
Contact: Reception
Phone: 01387 373232
Fax: 01387 373223
Affiliation Kagyu Order of Tibetan Buddhism
Purpose of Community: Preservation of Tibetan Buddhism, Arts, Medicine and Culture.
Facilities: Guesthouse, Tea Rooms, Shop, Peace Garden, Temple
Access: Disabled Access to some areas.
Requirements: No smoking, alcohol, unprescribed drugs or pets allowed.
Pratical Tips: Bring warm, comfortable clothing and waterproofs.
Suitability: University students
Further Reading: Books on the history of Samye Ling, available from the Centre:

Living Dharma by Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche (Abbot)

Taming the Tiger by Akong Tulku Rinpoche (Co-Founder)

Also worth reading: 

British Buddhism: Teachings, Practise and Development
Bluck, R. (2006) London & New York: Routledge (ch. 7 on Kagyu Pa).

Prisoners of Shangri-La: Tibetan Buddhism and the West
Lopez, D.S. (1998) Chicago & London: University of Chicago Press.

Tantric Revisionings: New Understandings of Tibetan Buddhism and Indian Religion Samuel, G. (2005) Aldershot: Ashgate

Buddhism in Bath: Adaptation and Authority
Waterhouse, H. (1997) Leeds: Leeds University Community Religions Project (ch. 6 on Karma Pakshi)

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