The Treasury of Lives

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Samye Ling is a Karma Kagyu temple and dharma center in Dumfries, Scotland. It was initially a Theravadin Buddhist center, Johnstone House Contemplative Community, built around an old hunting lodge by a Canadian Theravadin monk named Ananda Bodhi (born Leslie George Dawson, 1931-2003, and later known as Namgyal Rinpoche). In 1967 it was taken over by Chogyam Trungpa and Akhon Rinpoche, who converted it to the Karma Kagyu tradition. It is currently administered as part of Akong Rinpoche's ROKPA Trust.



McKenzie, John. 2012. “Tartan Buddhists: A Typology for Understanding Participation in a Tibetan Buddhist Organization in Scotland”. Fieldwork in Religion 7 (1):8-28.


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