Kagyu Samye Dzong Scarborough Tibetan Buddhist Centre has existed since April 2009, and we now have a building at Londesborough Lodge in the Crescent.

We are now open again for meditation, teachings, events, monthly retreat days, as well as yoga and Tai Chi classes. We very much look forward to seeing you. 

Staff are always onsite but as we're sure you appreciate  it's difficult to accommodate drop-ins so if you want to meet or have a tour please don't hesitate to email Ani Tselha at admin@yorkshire.samye.org.

Programme for Lama Yeshe Rinpoche’s visit to Samye Dzong Scarborough, 

Sunday July 14th 2024

10.30am Explanation of refuge, with Gelongma Ani Lhamo

An explanation of what it means to take refuge and what the refuge ceremony entails, as well as the meaning of taking precepts.
The genuine sources of spiritual refuge are the Three Jewels: The Buddha,
Dharma, and Sangha. The ultimate refuge is our own mind, our Buddha nature. 

There will be time for questions at the end of the talk.

11.30am refuge ceremony with Lama Yeshe Rinpoche 

The first formal step on the Buddhist path is taking refuge in the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. Lama Yeshe Rinpoche will give refuge to those who wish to become Buddhists. 

The ceremony is also open to those who wish to renew and strengthen their refuge vow or who wish to take precepts. This will be explained in the morning talk by Ani Lhamo. 


3.30pm Question and Answer session with Lama Yeshe Rinpoche

An excellent chance to ask Lama Rinpoche any questions about meditation and Dharma practice. At the end of the session there will be an opportunity to receive blessings

4.30pm tea party

Weather permitting, in the centre garden, otherwise in the lounge.

Centre Activities


Meditation is the art of finding peace and happiness within, using simple methods of calming and stabilising.  We offer weekly meditation sessions and regular meditation & mindfulness training courses.

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Buddhism expresses a deep respect for all faiths, and does not require people to convert to Buddhism in order to find the benefits of meditation.  Buddhist methods of meditation are aimed not only at calming the mind, but also at achieving insight into how the mind functions, and its true nature.

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We are all very busy in our modern lives and many of us are looking for ways in which to cope with anxiety, stress and pain. Furthermore, we are looking for ways in which to enhance our wellbeing and cope better with life’s challenges.

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We offer a variety of day and short retreats suitable for those who are complete beginners to the more experienced.

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Yoga / Pilates / Shiatsu

Regular Yoga and Pilates classes are held at the Centre each week by fully qualified instructors. People of all ability and age are welcome to join these class

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Over the years the centre has helped local communities by offering mindfulness and compassion courses as part of our community outreach programme. We have worked with hospitals, hospice, schools, universities, prisons, youth and rehabilitation services

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Accommodation at the centre

Kagyu Samye Dzong Scarborough Tibetan Buddhist Centre offers self contained en-suite rooms for those who wish to live as long term residents at the centre . We do not have any overnight or short term accommodation available. If you would like to enquire about accommodation, please get in touch with the centre at admin@yorkshire.samye.org

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