Kagyu Samyé Ling Monastery and Tibetan Centre. Kagyu Samyé Ling Monastery and Tibetan Centre is a Tibetan Buddhist complex associated with the Karma Kagyu school located at Eskdalemuir, near Langholm, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.
History Before the present Temple complex was built, Samyé Ling centred around just one building, a former hunting lodge called Johnstone House. In 1965 the Johnstone House Trust was formed with the objectives to make available to the general public facilities for study and meditation based on Buddhist and other religious teaching leading to mental and spiritual well-being: and to provide guidance for those in need of such help: and in particular the utilisation of the property known as Johnstone House, Eskdalemuir, for such purposes. Initially the community there was led there by a Canadian Theravada monk named Anandabodhi.
In 1967 the Johnstone House trustees invited the Tibetan lamas and refugees Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Akong Rinpoche to take over. ROKPA trust See also Kagyu Samye Ling Tibetan Buddhist Monastery - Eskdalemuir. Public Transport Directions By Plane:- From Edinburgh Airport take the shuttle bus to Edinburgh Waverley Train Station, then take a train to Lockerbie.
Take the local bus service No112 from Lockerbie Bridge Street to Samye Ling Monastery. By Train - For train timetables visit www.trainline.com . From Lockerbie Railway Station walk up into the Town Square and take the first Road on the left. (Bridge Street) The bus stop is about half way up on the left hand side.
By Bus - for National Express Coaches phone 08717 818 178 or www.nationalexpress.com . Overview of Kagyu Samye Ling Buddhist Monastery and Tibetan Centre. A haven of Buddhism in a Scottish moorland setting in Eskdale, NE Dumfries and Galloway, the Kagyu Samye Ling Buddhist Monastery and Tibetan Centre is located near the confluence of the Garwald Water with the White Esk, at Garwaldwaterfoot, 1½ miles (2.5 km) north of Eskdalemuir.
Set around Johnstone House, a mid-19th-century farmhouse that had been a property of the Dukes of Buccleuch, this was the first Buddhist Monastery to be established in the Western Hemisphere when founded in 1967 by Dr Akong Tulku Rinpoche. It remains the largest and includes some remarkable buildings set in 61 ha (150 acres) of grounds. Kagyu Samye Ling - Tibetan Buddhist Centre - Meditation Courses, Classes & Retreats. The Karmapa, Kagyu Samye Ling and Ken Holmes. When the present Samye Ling was founded, in 1967, it was the first Tibetan Buddhist centre in the West.
Although almost a thousand others have emerged since, it still remains at the forefront, both in terms of its size and work as well as in the way it keeps pioneering the introduction of new fields of Tibetan spirituality and culture into the world at large. Samye Ling strives to ensure the preservation of Tibetan religion, arts and medicine. Being a main point in the international network of ROKPA organisations, it also provides humanitarian aid in many countries, especially Tibet, India and Nepal. It has also become a centrepoint for an interesting programme of self-help therapy. It is living up to its name, for "Samye Ling" means unimaginable place.
Amazing Love. FORTY years ago a young Tibetan man arrived at the village of Eskdalemuir in Dumfriesshire.
A friend had driven him from Oxford in an old wreck of a car, and when they reached the church the engine packed up, never to start again. The young Akong Rinpoche finished the journey on foot to the hunting lodge which was to become the first Tibetan Buddhist monastery in the west. Akong Rinpoche was only 28, but he had already lived an extraordinary life. Taken from his parents at the age of three, he had been declared a tulku, or reincarnated lama, and was raised in a monastery in a remote region of Tibet.
In 1959 he was among a group of 300 who had decided to escape Tibet and flee to India - but many died of cold and hunger and only 13 of the refugees survived the journey. Akong eventually made it to Britain, and by 1967 had been living in Oxford with fellow tulku Chogyam Trungpa for four years. "When we came to buy this place it cost £3,500, which was a lot of money in 1967. This article: Kagyu Samye Ling Tibetan Buddhist Garden. Kagyu Samye Ling Monastery and Tibetan Centre. Here is a very unusual, very peaceful place: a Tibetan monastery set in the rolling hills of southern Scotland.
Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Centre for World Peace & Health. Kagyu Samye Dzong Glasgow - The Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Centre for World Peace and Health. Holy Island - Welcome to Holy Isle. All About Lockerbie: Kagyu Samye Ling. The Kagyu Samye Ling Monastery and Tibetan Centre at Eskadelemuir is 15 miles north of Lockerbie on the B709.
It is the first and largest of its kind in the West and is a perfect place to relax and to experience Buddhist meditation and culture. There ia a Tibetan Tea Room, shop and some overnight accommodation. Kagyu Samye Ling Monastery and Tibetan CentreEskdalemuir Langholm Dumfriesshire, DG13 0QL, Scotland United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0)13873 73232 Fax: +44 (0)13873 73223 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.SamyeLing.org. Kagyu Samye Ling Tartan. Kagyu Samye Ling (KagyuSamyeLing)