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Kagyu Samye Dzong Plzen
Samye Dzong Plzen (Pilsen) is Tibetan Buddhist centre, founded 1997 by Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche. The centre is named Samye Dzong after Samye (Samjä), which was the very first Buddhist monastic university of Tibet, and because our mother centre Samye Ling ( Samye Ling site ) in Scotland, was the very first Tibetan Buddhist centre in the West. Samye means "inconceivable or beyond concept". Dzong means "large house or fortress".
The Abbot of Kagyu Samye Ling, Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche, is a highly accomplished meditation master who received full ordination, teachings and transmissions from His Holiness the 16. Gyalwa Karmapa. His understanding of the Western mind coupled with his profound meditation experience makes him ideally placed to oversee Samye Dzong`s communities. Under his spiritual guidance we practice Shina meditation (tranquality meditation), chant Chenrezig puja (compassionate and loving-kindness meditation) and provide other meditations.
Samye Dzong Plzen belongs to the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. The head of the Karma Kagyu (also known as the Karma Kamtzang) is His Holiness Gyalwa Karmapa, Tibet`s very first "reincarnate" lama. The Kagyu lineage is known as the "practice lineage" as it emphasis the practical application of the Buddha`s teaching, particularly through the profound instructions of MAHAMUDRA.
Kagyu Samye Dzong - last updated 31. January 2002