KAGYU SAMYE LING MONASTERY - UNITED KINGDOM
Kagyu Samye Ling Monastery and Tibetan Centre was established in 1967 and is the first and largest of its kind in the West. It is located in a peaceful valley on the banks of the river Esk among the scenic rolling hills of the Scottish borders. The name Samye refers to the first Buddhist monastic university in Tibet, while Ling means a large house with grounds. The centre includes the first Tibetan temple to be constructed in Europe, a large stupa, and accommodations for those taking a range of courses on Buddhism and meditation.