LotusÁ heimasíðu Hugleiðslu og Friðarmiðstöðvarinnar í Reykjavík. Lotus


Dear Friends

I am really happy that I can come to Iceland again soon. On 14th and 15th December there will be a weekend of learning, conversations and mindfulness practice at Samye Dzong Reykjavik. It will be great to see some old friends and to meet some new friends. Recently I have been helping to write and edit a book called “Mindful Heroes – stories of journeys that changed lives” and this will be the theme for our weekend. We are sending you a Free Sample Chapter from the book to give you an introduction to the benefits of seeing your own life and practice in the context of this archetypal Journey of Mindful Heroes.

I feel that mindfulness is a journey and as we explore our inner world we face challenges and learn from them.  The good news is that the freedom we discover then enables us to help others.

During the weekend I will guide you on your own Mindful Hero’s journey and introduce you to some of the mindfulness, compassion and insight practices that I have found to be most beneficial.

Whether you are fairly new to meditation or if you already have some years of experience, it will be a great opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of why you practice and to find fresh inspiration for your personal journey.

We are all connected and something special happens when friends gather together with the intention of benefiting themselves and others

I do hope you will be able to join us for this unique “Journey of Mindful Heroes” workshop.



Best Wishes



Mindful Heroes, Chapter 2

Mindful Heroes, Chapter 17

Skráning á



Með miklu þakklæti til Jaenette fyrir framlagið og til allra sem eru að styðja Centrið.

Erum byrjuð að leita að stærra húsnæði.



Lama Yeshe and Rob Nairn



Lama Gelongma Zangmo á Íslandi 31.ágúst 2018


Taming the Wild Mind:

Opinn fyrirlestur/Public Talk föstudaginn 31.ágúst 16:30-18:00 í Lífsspekifélaginu Ingólfsstræti 22

Námskeið 1-2. september 2018 að Grensásvegi 8:

Transforming the Emotions with Lama Zangmo

Renunciation, Devotion and Meditation with Lama Zangmo


Nýja dagskráin fylgir hér með.

    Gaman að segja frá því að þeir sem hafa áhuga geta núna skráð sig íFélag Tíbet búddista sem er núna skráð trúfélag á Íslandi sem heldur utan um sína meðlimi og framkvæmir allar venjulegar athafnir eins og nafngiftir, giftingar og jarðafarir. Haldið verður upp á nýja tíbeska árið 17. febrúar o.fl. Hægt er að skrá sig á netinu inn á 

    “Insight”/Innsýnisnámið hefur gengið vel og hefur Vin Harris komið til Íslands og kennt hópnum. Hluti af hópnum fór í heimsókn til Samye Ling í Skotlandi í nóvember og er nemendum boðið til Holy Island á hlédrag næsta sumar.



Með friðarkveðju frá Hugleiðslu- og friðarmiðstöðinni




 Hvítu Töru mantran og bænatexti verður látin liggja frammi á Grensásveginum fyrir þá sem vilja vera með í átakinu:

 Bænir fyrir Lama Yeshe Rinpoche og Samye Ling

Farið verður með möntrur og texta eftir Grænu Töru á þriðjudagsmorgnum kl. 07:30


 Heimsókn 17. Karmapa til London - Maí 2017


Ný bók eftir Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche frá Samye Ling klaustrinu í Skotandi komin út á íslenskuFæst hjá Hugleiðslu- og friðarmiðstöðinni og kostar kr 3.500.

Að lifa glaður

Ný stytta af Akong Tulku Rinpoche Lama Yeshe með Dalai Lama Dalai Lama og Lama Yeshe Nýi inngangurinn


Í minningu Bodhisattva 


Dolma Lakhang 7ATR

Sent: Monday, November 04, 2013 1:38 PMSubject: Good news



Dear Friends,

I would like to share with you evidence of another of my brother Akong Tulku Rinpoche’s miracles.  The three beautiful yellow flowers you see in the photograph normally only grow in Spring. 

For the first time since leaving the place of his birth as a young child Akong Rinpoche was able to return there last year.  Then this year, this flower miraculously grew exactly in the place of his birth around the time of his passing, a time which is completely out of season for this flower.  As you can see it has become a place of pilgrimage and offerings are being left there.

With best wishes,

Lama Yeshe Rinpoche

Four Hundred Million Mantras

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Chamgon Khentin Tai Situpa has requested that all students of Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche work together to recite One Hundred Million of each of the following mantras:

  • Amitabha (Om Ami Dewa Hrih)
  • Chenrezig, (Om Mani Peme Hung)
  • Guru Rinpoche (Om Ah Hung Benza Guru Pema Siddhi Hung)
  • and the short Dorje Sempa mantra (Om Benza Satto Hung)

We ask that as many people as possible choose one or more of the mantras to take as part of their daily practice. We recommend that each Samye Dzong appoint a representative who will keep a record of the mantras recited and the amount. The appointed person should then let Ani Paldron know via email at on a weekly or monthly basis so that we can keep a record here. People who are not affiliated with a Samye Dzong can let Ani Paldron know directly themselves.

It is expected that this will take some time and we hope that as many people as possible can take part so that we can ensure that we achieve our aim, with the aspiration of a swift return for Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche and the fulfillment of his Dharma and Charitable activities.

Message From Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche

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19th October 2013

Dear Friends,It has taken me a little time to organise all the things I had to do here before I could write to let you all know my thoughts. Now that I’ve had time to reflect, it is time to let all dharma students know.When I learnt the circumstances of my brother’s death and the identities of those who killed him and his nephew and driver, I felt extremely sorry for them because it shows how one moment of misguided anger can ruin so many lives. So, instead of feeling angry I feel compassion for them and think about how much bad karma these misguided persons have created for themselves and others.I would like to let all our dharma friends, who wish to do something for my brother and me, know that this is the time for forgiveness.  We should all have the bodhisattva attitude of mind and feel compassion and forgiveness towards those responsible for Rinpoche’s death. I have been able to forgive and this is how I was freed from my suffering.I would like all students to reflect that when we allow our nega tive mind to take over we become capable of doing evil things.As students of Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche we should be proud of our association with him because all across the Tibetan areas of China many hundreds of monasteries and many thousands of people are now doing prayers. In these areas, as elsewhere in the world, Rinpoche has been able to bring together people of all ages and walks of life.We should be so proud because he has spent his whole life working for the benefit of others without any desire for his own wealth and comfort. It has been an honour to be part of his life and we should keep his legacy alive by supporting all his activities and especially his charitable projects.Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche was especially committed to providing education, healthcare and cultural preservation in the Tibetan areas of China, and I now earnestly request you all to support these ROKPA projects in particular.I would like to share some beautifu l words from a letter of commemoration of Rinpoche’s activity, by the 18th Dulmo Choje Rinpoche:”Saintly, noble being that you are, you worked diligently during your entire life to serve the Buddhadharma and all living beings. With an infinite kindness, greater even than a mother’s tender love, you nurtured a flock of countless orphans; with a love greater even than the care of a cherished son, you looked after the many old and invalid people who are helpless and with no one to support them; with the finest generosity and with no bias or preference, you bestowed the gift of fulfilling the needs and wishes of the weakest - the sick and the poor; with the aid you provided, you gave a renewed strength to the dharma and culture of Tibet that had become like a lamp with no more fuel.”Finally I would like to thank all of you who have sent messages of sympathy, I am overwhelmed by your kindness and understanding.I urge you to keep a compassionate and positive mind, a nd let us now work together to continue Rinpoche’s  activity,With every good wish,

Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche 

Akong Tulku Rinpoche’s Cremation - More Details

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Akong Rinpoche’s cremation will take place in Dolma Lhakang at 5am local time - approximately 10.30pm UK time.  In Samye Ling we’ll chant Jamgon Kongtrul’s ‘Calling the Distant Guru From Afar’ at 10pm in the Temple.

Those of you who can’t be here and people in Samye Dzongs may also like to do this prayer or whatever prayer you prefer.

The phonetics for this text can be found at the following link

Further Statement from Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche

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Now that the Chengdu Police have released the names of the men who killed Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche, his nephew and attendant, we are in a position to confirm that one of the suspects named by the police, Tu Dan Gu Sha also known as Thubten Kunsal, had previously spent more than five years in the UK, and returned to China two years ago.

Whilst residing in the UK he made religious statues at our monastery in Scotland and our London centre. He left very happy and there was no question of any economic dispute. My brother, Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche had always been very kind to Thubten Kunsal and welcomed him into the heart of our community.According to an official microblog post by the Chengdu police force, the three suspects confronted my brother and the other two victims, with knives, at his home in Chengdu in what is being described as an “economic dispute.”We strongly refute any claims that Thubten Kunsal was owed money by Akong Rinpoche, the monastery or our London centre. When he was with us in the UK we supported his living expenses as agreed in writing, and there was never any dispute about that.We are the refore very shocked that two years later he came demanding money, knowing that Akong Rinpoche was about to send funds to the ROKPA charitable projects in the Tibetan areas of China. As we have already stated, Akong Rinpoche died defending those funds.It has been reported in the press that the driver who was killed was a monk from Samye Ling.  This is not correct.  It was Akong Tulku Rinpoche’s Tibetan attendant, from his Monastery Dolma Lhakang, who has not been to the UK.I hope this statement will clear up any misunderstandings,With thanks for your prayers and kind wishes,Lama Yeshe Losal RinpocheAbbot of Kagyu Samye Ling Monastery, Scotland.



Kagyu Samye Ling Monastery & Tibetan Centre

Eskdalemuir, Dumfriesshire DG13 0QL

Tel: 01387 373232 Book accommodation online

Location Map


Further News of Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche

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I know all of you have been waiting for further news. It has now been confirmed that the precious body of my brother, Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche will be taken to his monastery, Dolma Lhakang, in the Tibetan Autonomous Region for the prayers and cremation accorded to a high Rinpoche.

You may have read that three men have been arrested in connection with the murders of Akong Tulku Rinpoche, his nephew and his attendant.As you know, Akong Tulku Rinpoche was about to embark on his annual tour visiting the projects of ROKPA INTERNATIONAL, the charity he founded, which provides education and healthcare in the most remote areas, to give them the funds raised during the year.We believe that those arrested were trying to get hold of these funds. Rinpoche died protecting them and has sacrificed his life to safeguard the monies destined for the thousands of Tibetan people who depend on him.With thanks for your prayers and good wishes,Lama Yeshe Losal RinpocheAbbot of Kagyu Samye Ling

Message of Thanks from Rinpoche’s Family

Choje Akong Rinpoche’s wife, children and family would like to thank the many people both in the UK and overseas who have taken the time to ring, send messages, cards and flowers of condolence. The family have taken comfort by the kind words, thoughts and prayers being said for Choje Akong Rinpoche.


Akong Labrang Memorial Fund

The tragic news of Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche’s sudden death has deeply affected everyone who knew him.

Rinpoche was highly respected and loved by many thousands of people all over the world and we intend to do everything to honour the passing of such a great being. Therefore we have established the Akong Labrang Memorial Fund, dedicated to his memory and to continuing his work.We are committed to raising enough money to ensure that all the appropriate prayers are done for him for the traditional 49 days in many major Monasteries, and these will all require substantial offerings. We also need to build a Kudung for Rinpoche’s remains as well as doing everything we can to continue funding the many humanitarian projects he has established that benefit so many people in need. We cannot let them down and indeed we should improve and increase the help we give, as Rinpoche would have wished.Therefore I ask any of you who wish to support Rinpoche to send whatever you can - whether a single amount or monthly installments. To make a single offering please clic khere, and for information about making monthly payments please contact accounts@samyeling.orgI thank you for your help and for all your kind messages of sympathy. Every one of them is appreciated.Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche


Kagyu Samye Ling Monastery & Tibetan Centre

Eskdalemuir, Dumfriesshire DG13 0QL

Tel: 01387 373232 Book accommodation online

Location Map


News of Akong Tulku Rinpoche

Chöje-Akong-RinpocheWeb site:

Je mila shepa dorje la solwandepso Þessa möntru geta allir sem vilja hjálpa Akong Tulku Rinpoche og vinum hans tveimur farið með á hverjum degi í 49 daga talið frá 8.10 2013

Það hjálpar þeim við að fá góða endurfæðingu.

My dear friends,

Thank you to all of you who have sent messages of concern and sympathy.  We greatly appreciate your kindness.

 Following the advice of Chamgon Khenting Tai Situpa, here in Samye Ling we will be doing Milarepa Guru Yoga for Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche for 49 days. 

All Samye Dzongs who also wish to do something in their centre for Rinpoche can do either the full Milarepa Guru Yoga or else recite the supplication: “Je mila shepa dorje la solwandepso”.  If possible you should do this for 49 days.

With best wishes to you all,

Lama Yeshe Rinpoche


To all dear friends of Samye Ling and Choje Akong Tulku RinpocheI am very, very sorry to inform you all that tragically, my brother Choje Akong Rinpoche, my nephew a nd one monk who was travelling with them, were all assassinated in Trengdu today.  Rinpoche’s body has been taken to hospital where a post mortem will be carried out. That is all the news I have so far. If I receive further news I will let you know. My nephew Kating Lama has been able to inform His Holiness Karmapa’s sister who has informed H H Karmapa, H H Dalai Lama and Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa and they are all saying prayers.We will have to do a lot of special prayers and make a lot of appropriate offerings on Rinpoche’s behalf and any contributions you wish to make in his name will be much appreciated.I request you all to do whatever prayers you can.With best wishes,

Lama Yeshe Rinpoche

Frekari upplýsingar er hægt að sjá hér:

Tibetan Buddhist teacher Chöje Akong Rinpoche reportedly …


 Akong: A Remarkable Life

A new Film in production


We are delighted to announce that production of the first documentary film about the life and work of Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche has commenced.

Through his powerful message of loving-kindness and compassion and his humanitarian work around the world, Akong Rinpoche has benefitted the lives of countless people.

 This film aims to make his inspirational life story available to future generations.

Please visit to view the trailer and find out how you can get involved in this important project.


Chico Dall’Inha

 Producer & Director


Speki mánaðarins:

Enda þótt ég hafi sýnt aðferðirnar til frelsunar, skaltu vita að hún er undir þér einum komin.

                                                                                                       Búdda          (úr bók mánaðarins)

Bók mánaðarins: Hugarró eftir Rob Nairn í þýðingu Árna Óskarssonar




Til að fá frið í heiminum þarf fyrst að fá frið í hjartanu.

Þetta eru einkunnarorð verndara stöðvarinnar en þeir eru tíbetskir munkar sem hafa aðsetur í Skotlandi í tíbetsku klaustri sem heitir Samyé Ling ( Þeir eru tveir bræður sem heita Akong Tulku Rinpoche og Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche en lína þeirra tilheyrir Kagyu línu tíbetsk búddisma sem er beint undir H.H.17. Karmapa sem flúði frá Tíbet eftir H.H.14. Dalai Lama. Hugleiðslan sem kennd er hér er sú sama og hefur verið í árþúsund í Tíbet og kemur frá Buddha Sakymuni. Kennari sem heitir Rob Nairn kemur að jafnaði einu sinni á ári og heldur námskeið hér.

Allt starf þessara manna miðast að því að hjálpa öðrum og þeir taka ekki greitt fyrir það sem þeir gera. Fólk gefur þeim frjáls framlög og þeir lifa á því.

Í Hugleiðslu og Friðarmiðstöðinni er kennd hugleiðsla á byrjendanámskeiðum fyrir þá sem eru að hefja hugleiðslu og framhaldsnámskeið eru fyrir þá sem hafa hugleitt í einhvern tíma. Einnig eru haldnir fyrirlestrar um ýmis málefni sem bætt geta mannsandann. Regluleg hugleiðsla, opin öllum, er alltaf á miðvikudagskvöldum.

Stöðin fluttist í núverandi húsnæði í ársbyrjun 2007 en áður fór kennsla og hugleiðsla fram í heimahúsi.

Ath. Heimasíðan okkar er reglulega uppfærð og nýjum tenglum bætt við. Verið er að vinna í enskri útgáfu sem verður brátt tilbúin.

Hugleiðslupúðar Hugleiðslupúðar eru seldir á miðstöðinni. Hægt er að panta þá á eða kaupa þá beint á hugleiðslukvöldum.Verð: 6.000 kr.



Á Döfinni/ Happening now

Dagskrá vor 2019

Aðalfundur 2019 2019
Aðalfundur Hugleiðslu- og Friðarmiðstöðvarinnar verður haldinn 25. sep. kl. 21:00. Hér er fundarboð og lög félagsins.

Mindful Heroes
Námskeið með Vin Harris um núvitund, kærlega og innsýn. 14. - 15. desember á Grensásveg 8. Skráning á

Frekari upplýsingar hjá eða

Skráning í kvikmyndaklúbb á:

Skráning í bókaklúbb á

Dalai Lama DVD
Hægt er að kaupa DVD disk með íslenskum texta frá fyrirlestri Dalai Lama í Laugardalshöll í helstu bókabúðum fyrir 1.990 kr.
HH 17th Dalai Lama 13.júní-17.júní 2007
kom Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche til Íslands, hægt er að sjá myndir hér að neðan.


Græna Tara "21 Praises" á þriðjudagsmorgnum kl. 07:30-08:00 fyrir morgunmat. Léttur morgunverður á eftir fyrir þá sem vilja.

Alla miðvikudaga
kl. 19:30 - 20:00
Chenrezig athöfn
kl. 20.00-21:00
Opin hugleiðsla.
Allir velkomnir.

Föstudagsmorgnar Föstudagsmorgnar kl. 08:00 til 08:30 er opin hugleiðsla fyrir all sem vilja byrja daginn vel.

Himalayamarkaðurinn á sínum stað og alltaf opinn þegar atburðir eru í gangi.


Heimsókn Lama Yeshe