Welcome to Cardiff Kagyu Samye Dzong, serving the people of Cardiff, Caerphilly and all surrounding areas.
KSD Cardiff is based in the Soul Centre on Cowbridge Rd. East, Canton Cardiff.
We are a community of experienced meditators and professional Mindfulness trainers and are affiliated with the world-famous Samye Ling Monastery in Scotland the first - and largest - Tibetan Buddhist monastery founded in the West by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and the late Choje Akong Rinpoche, and overseen by Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche.
We transmit and practice the teachings of the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, which have been handed down without break from master to disciple from the first Karmapa to the present, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje.
We organise and run regular classes in Buddhist meditation, philosophy and Vajrayana Buddhism. We also host mindfulness courses in conjunction with Samye Foundation Wales in Cardiff, Caerphilly and the surrounding areas as well as retreats and other events.
Our courses in meditation are not aimed at converting people to Buddhism, and everybody is welcome to attend, to learn meditation for therapeutic reasons and to overcome the stresses and strains of modern life.
We are an inclusive community, and do not discriminate on any grounds. All are welcome at our events.
KSD Cardiff is run entirely by a team of volunteers. If you would like to get involved by volunteering please click here.
Please contact us for details of our opening hours.
(Left) Akong Rinpoche, founder of Samye Ling Monastery, (Right) Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche, abbot
Our centre on Cowbridge Road East, Canton, Cardiff
Please check our Schedule for evening courses, retreats, talks and events. You can also join and receive all the latest updates by email.
The shrine room will be open for personal practice during the day when we are open - please check first.
We are open on weekends if courses are running, or by appointment.
We welcome educational and community visits - please contact us to arrange one.
This page was last updated: January 21, 2015