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Kagyu Samye Ling Tibetan Buddhist Monastery and Centre for World Peace and Health

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Address: Eskdalemuir DG13 0QL, Scotland
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I have been visiting Samye Ling for about 16 years now and have seen it develop along the way. A unique experience to visit a Tibetan Buddhist Temple in the heart of Dumfires... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 August 2016
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Cumbernauld, United Kingdom
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Cumbernauld, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

I have been visiting Samye Ling for about 16 years now and have seen it develop along the way. A unique experience to visit a Tibetan Buddhist Temple in the heart of Dumfires and Galloway it offers peace, tranquility (sometimes a little sun if not rain) and has a lovely shop and cafe to finish off the experience. With more... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

I wasn't sure what to expect when I headed to the retreat for a first time visit and when I drew up to park I thought the car park was a bit small...turns out the car park is actually along the road about 100 yards and I had parked in the drive way!! Despite the raining threatening our walk around... More 

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Edinburgh, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

I practice Buddhism and I am utterliy dissapointed with this place. Everything is a monetary transaction. Books, retreats, meditation classes...And they charge through the nose!!!. The price for staying is much more expensive thant a four star hotel. Sorry!!! this is not Buddhism. There is another monastery, only one hour from this place, where EVERYTHING...I MEAN, EVERYTHING goes according to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We visited early on a Saturday morning and it was extremely quiet and an incredibly peaceful place to pass a couple of hours. The temple itself is magnificent, and very humbling to spend a few reflective moments in the main room with total silence. The gardens are lovely to walk round and enjoy the statues and stunning views of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

We visited this location after seeing an article or meditation. The Monastery is in the Eskdale valley Scottish Borders and is in a beautiful secluded area surrounded by hills and forest. The monestary buildings are wonderful and authentic. The only thing that broke the tranquility was the builders on site. The Tibeten monks welcome everyone to look around or join... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Found this lovely spot by accident and it was worth turning the car around and slowing down for a couple of hours. Such a shock to see the startling colours of the existing buildings and with the garden in full bloom it was a joy to behold. Yes there was some building going on and also the Temple was closed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

As biocultural strategists we came from Australia on a study tour ( late 2014) to experience people and how they use their landscapes...was told about this monastery by the publican in the village we stayed. Amazed at the natural landscape, temple and the centre. Provided great ideas about how other indigenous peoples and their cultural landscapes around the world might... More 

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Selkirk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Also very day out. Very peaceful and beautiful. We ate in the canteen which is great for a small donation. Gardens are lovely and especially liked the butterlamp hut and the wishing tree. Well worth the drive to visit.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

We traveled for 2 hours to visit Kagyu Samye Ling. When we arrived we were very disappointed. The place felt deserted. Where are all the monks? The gardens were unkempt and the place looked tatty. The cafe was mainly full of Junk food although they do offer a homemade chilli and soup. We arrived to have a healthy lunch in... More 

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Annan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

most amazing and peaceful place i know just to walk around and look at the attractions is gorgeous to sit in the temple and contemplate is amazing

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