The road leading from the motorway towards Samye Ling feels long, winding and remote. It makes arriving at the centre even more surreal and amazing. We visited on a wet day but the beauty, wonder and the serenity was still a joy to experience.
Samye Ling is a monastery and international centre of Buddhist training. It offers instruction in Buddhist philosophy and meditation. It is also a centre for the preservation of Tibetan religion, culture, medicine, art, architecture and handicrafts.
Founded in 1967, Samye Ling was the first Tibetan Buddhist Centre to be established in the West and was named after Samye, the very first monastery to be established in Tibet.
“Freedom is not something you look for outside of yourself. Freedom is within you.”
Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche