Samye Ling Monastery

The Kagyu Samye Ling, a Tibetan Monastery and Centre for World Peace and Health,  now appears in the 12 Pics series here.

The first Tibetan Centre to open in the West in 1967, it occupies a marvellous location in a peaceful valley on the banks of the river Esk in Scotland.

Liberation Gate

As you can see from the images the place is colourful and bright. You can enter the actual Temple after removing your shoes. There are chairs along the back wall and it is well worth taking a few moments to enjoy the serenity and surroundings.

inside Samye Ling Temple

There is a shop and tea rooms on site but be aware that it closes for lunch. Now this might sound odd at first, but the thinking is the staff should have a lunch break too!

You can take photographs around the grounds and inside the Monastery .

The main car park is a short walk from the site. There are a couple of disabled parking spaces with wheelchair access to the main building.

For more details about visiting check the Samye Ling website here. The Samye Ling About page can be found here.

 

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