Tibetan Buddhist Temple in D&G
Nestling along the banks of the River Esk and amidst the rolling hills of the Scottish borders is the Kagyu Samye Ling Buddhist Monastery and Tibetan Centre. It was the first Tibetan Buddhist centre in the West and was established in 1967 and follows Buddhist teachings and preserves the culture of Tibetan Buddhism, arts and medicine.
Everyone is welcome to visit and you can simply have a look around the temple and grounds at Samye Ling and visit the café or take part in any of the many courses available throughout the year. Courses range from retreats to drawing and painting to Tai Chi. Arrangements can be made for guided tours for groups also and there is no admission charge but donations are welcome.
The Tibetan Tea Rooms are a charming place to visit and serve snacks and pastries and a range of speciality teas and coffees. There is also a shop with an extensive range of books and objects imported from shops and workshops in Nepal. For a peaceful experience, the Kagyu Samye Ling Buddhist Monastery and Tibetan Centre is interesting and well worth a visit.
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