Lama Yeshe Rinpoche and Lama Katen visit Harare 14 – 20 March 2019

Kagyu Samye Ling Zimbabwe are very pleased to advise that Lama Yeshe Rinpoche, Katen Lama and Ani Lhamo from Samye Ling Monastery in Scotland will be visiting Harare 14 – 20 March 2019. This visit offers you a special opportunity to attend authentic Dharma teachings, as well as partake in practice, a refuge ceremony and even enjoy a morning walk with Lama Yeshe.

We are also very privileged to be able to host our fellow practitioners from Lubumbashi, Congo centre, Karma Shenpen Nyima Ling.

Harare Program 14-20 March 2019 – Lama Yeshe Rinpoche,
Lama Katen and Ani Lhamo

HBC – Harare Buddhist Centre, 7a Ernie’s Lane, Monavale.
RC – Rokpa Centre, 34 Quendon Road, Monavale.
BMC – Borrowdale Meditation Centre, 6 Borrowdale Lane, off Piers Road

Thursday 14 Arrive
Welcome (approx. 1.30 pm)

Friday 15
7.00-8.00 am Green Tara – RC
9.00-10.00 am Meditation – RC
9.00-12.00am Group interviews @ HBC with Lama Yeshe
Chikukwa community (9.00-10.15)
Lubumbashi community (10.45-12.00)
5.30-6.30 pm Talk on “What is Buddhist”  by Lama Katen @ HBC
6.45-7.45 pm Samye Ling slide show @ HBC (Lama Yeshe, Lama Katen & Ani Lhamo)

Saturday 16
7.00-8.00 am Green Tara – RC
9.00-10.00am Meditation. – RC
9.00-10.00am Interviews*  with Lama Yeshe @ HBC
10.30-12.00 pm Talk on “Kagyu Masters and the Importance of Lineage in Tibetan Buddhism”  by Lama Katen @ HBC
2.30-4.00 pm Talk on “Essential Buddhist Practice in a busy world” by Lama Katen @ HBC
4.30-5.30 pm Public Meeting Discussing Plans for the Future etc. with Lama Katen @ HBC
This meeting is open to anyone who feels connected to the centre.

Sunday 17
7.00-8.00 am Green Tara – RC
9.00- 10.00am Meditation – RC
10.30 – 12.00 pm Public Talk and questions and answers; “Meditation: Finding Inner Solutions to External Problems” by Lama Yeshe @ HBC 
12.00-2.30 pm Bring and Share Lunch with the Centre community @ HBC
2.30 -4.00 pm Talk on “The Four Dharmas of Gampopa” by Lama Katen @ HBC
5.00 – 6.30 pm DVD Documentary “Akong, a Remarkable Life” @ RC

Monday 18

7.00-8.00am Green Tara – RC
9.00-10.00am Meditation – RC
9.00-12.00pm Interviews * @ HBC Lama Yeshe
3.00- 4.30
pm Interviews. * with Lama Yeshe @ HBC
5.30 -7.00pm Talk on “Women in Buddhism” by Ani Lhamo @ BMC

Tuesday 19
7.00-8.00 am Green Tara – RC
10.00 -12.00 pm Guru Rinpoche puja (Konchok Chidu)***. This will be the main part of the consecration ceremony @ HBC (Lama Yeshe, Lama Katen & Ani Lhamo) 
2.00- 3.30pm Meeting with core members of the HBC community @ HBC
4.30- 5.30 Talk on Refuge by Ani Lhamo @ HBC
5.30- 6.30 Refuge ceremony with Lama Yeshe @ HBC

Wed 20 Depart (approx. 9.00 am)

* If you would like an interview with Lama Yeshe Rinpoche, you can select one slot on the interview schedule on the temple notice board. Alternatively, contact Mia Moers on mia.moers [at]

*** The consecration itself will involve doing a Guru Rinpoche (Konchok Chidu) puja. This will be conducted by Lama Rinpoche, Lama Katen and Ani Lhamo. Anyone who is familiar with the puja and who has a copy of the text can join in with the prayers. Others are also most welcome to come and to recite mantras while the prayers are going on (Guru Rinpoche mantra: Om ah hung Benza Guru Pema Siddhi Hung).

Chöje Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche was born in East Tibet, and escaped to India together with Akong Rinpoche and Chogyam Trungpa in 1959. In 1969 he joined Akong Tulku Rinpoche and Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche in Scotland and in 1980 took full ordination as a Gelong monk from His Holiness Karmapa. He then entered a strict, long-term solitary retreat under the guidance of the Abbot of Karma Triyana, Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche. He has completed a number of 49-day Bardo retreats of total solitude and darkness, an accomplishment that has made him one of the foremost meditation Masters alive today.
In 1991, Lama Yeshe Rinpoché became the Abbot of Samye Ling and took responsibility for the Holy Isle Project. Following the tragic death of Chöje Akong Tulku Rinpoché in 2013, he also assumed overall responsibility for ROKPA International and The Tara Trust, as well as for all Kagyu Samye Dzong Centres worldwide.

Lama Yeshe Rinpoché gives teachings all around the world, participating in numerous interfaith events, where his charismatic presence and good humour enable him to connect with people from all walks of life.

Lama Katen is deputy Abbot of Kagyu Samye Ling Monastery and a nephew of Chöje Akong Tulku Rinpoche. He received full ordination from Thrangu Rinpoche and studied for many years at Thrangu Monastery in Nepal. He spent five years at Thrangu Monastic College and then undertook the traditional three-year, three-month retreat, followed by a six-month Kalachakra dark retreat. His root Guru, Drupon Rinpoche, has requested him to teach.


Gelongma Lhamo is a fully ordained Buddhist nun who completed a four-year cloistered retreat in 1993 and has lived at Samye Ling ever since. She is an experienced teacher of meditation and Dharma courses and as Secretary to the Abbot at Samye Ling she has learnt how to integrate the peace and stability of meditation into her busy working life.


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