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The aims of our charitable Trusts. How we started.
Kagy Samye Ling and Kagyu Samye Dzong centres in Europe and Africa
Resident and visiting lamas. Other lineage teachers and dharma helpers.
HH the 17th Gyalwa Karma, Urgyen Tinley Dorje. The illustrious Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.
A useful collection of Buddhist teachings - theory and meditation.

The principal holders of the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan BuddhismLamas visiting the Kagyu Samye Ling and Samye Dzong centres Founder of Rokpa, Kagyu Samye Ling and Tara Rokpa psychotherapy, Abbot of Dolma LhakangAbbot of Kagyu Samye Ling and Director of Holy Island

Contemporary Kagyu Masters

Vajrapani, main founder of vajrayana Buddhism, shown here in peaceful form
All three levels of Buddhism (hinayana, mahayana and vajrayana) preserved in Tibet stress the importance of turning to wise and experienced teachers for guidance. The Buddha himself explained that he was not a saviour but a teacher: a 'shower of the way'. The illustrious Kagyu lineage has distinguished itself by both the quality and quantity of its enlightened masters over the ages. Of particular note is the Gyalwa Karmapa, considered to be the very presence of the Buddha mind.

This area of our site presents the contemporary gurus and lamas of the Karma Kagyu tradition in three ways:

    The main holders of the lineage, with photos, bios and links to their sites.

    The lamas who visit our Kagyu Samye Lings and Samye Dzong centres.

    Detailed biographies of Dr Akong Tulku Rinpoche, who founded all our centres, and of the Venerable Lama Yeshe Losal, the present Abbot of Kagyu Samye Ling in Scotland.

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