The centres are named Samye Dzong (in towns) and Samye
Ling (when they have land), after Samye, the very first Buddhist
monastic university of Tibet. This is because our mother centre
in Scotland was the very first Tibetan Buddhist centre in the
West. Dzong means large house and Ling implies grounds
|These centres and their activities came
into being through the work of Dr
Akong Tulku Rinpoche, a Tibetan reincarnate lama. You can read
about him and the creation of Kagyu Samye
Ling , in Scotland, by clicking on these links or on the titles
in the header of this page. The 'Centres' flag on the left gives
addresses and contact details.
Kagyu Samye Ling monastery
As well as their spiritual work, most of our centres also
act as bases for the humanitarian aid
and therapy activities of Rokpa.
Rokpa is the umbrella organisation for all Dr Akong Tulku's work.