Kagyu Samye Ling Monastery and Tibetan Centre

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 2 reviews )

Eskdalemuir, Eskdalemuir, Scotland, DG13 0QL

The West's first Tibetan Buddhist Centre, est. 1967. Includes Tibetan Tea Rooms serving vegetarian drinks and snacks. Directions by car: turn off the A74(M) at Lockerbie and follow B723 to Eskdalemuir. Turn left onto B709, following the signpost to Samye Ling, and drive through Eskdalemuir village, and Samye Ling is 1.5 miles past the village on the right. By bus 112 runs between Lockerbie and Samye Ling, Mon-Sat, or bus 124 runs between Langholm and Samye Ling, Mon-Sat. Open Mon-Sun 9:00am-4:30pm, Fri-Sat 8:00pm-10:00pm.

Categories: Lacto, Ovo, Tibetan

2 Reviews

First Review by Veggieskin

peace - Edit

In terms of food it's difficult to say as i arrived during a time of fasting so there nothing on offer, so i had a coffee and snack bar and chilled.,
This is a great place and really worth a visit even if you dont eat. to find somewhere like this is in Scotland is just crazy, but so happy i did.
loevely people and as chilled as you will ever find.
All cakes now vegan. Limited but love it.

Pros: people, chilled

Cons: not extensive menu

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Peaceful oasis and lovely food - Edit

Samye Ling Monastery is open to all whether you are staying for a course or just passing by.
The Tibetan tea rooms ( in a separate building in the grounds) is open for teas coffees cakes and light snacks. All food is Vegetarian ( mostly Lacto-ovo, but some dishes are Vegan) as the Kagyu Buddhist tradition encourages the abstaining of meat, fish etc. It's manned by volunteers and they do a great job serving tasty food and barista coffee.
If you're there for the day you can pay a small fee ( around £10.00 for 3 meals in the Monastery dining room but best to book this in advance.
Accomodation is available too- even if you don't want to partake in any courses or ceremonies.

Pros: Friendly staff, Peaceful atmosphere to re charge your batteries, Good Vegeatrian Food

Cons: Can be busy if there's several courses on one time, A fair way from large towns/Cities

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