Buddhist Temple Lies Nestled in the Scottish Countryside

December 7, 2005

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Scotsman


On December 7, 2005 The Scotsman reported, "This traditional Buddhist temple is a long way from its roots in Tibet. The Samye Ling Monastery and Tibetan Centre is a surprising find, nestled among the rolling hills of Dumfries and Galloway, near the tiny village of Eskdalemuir. The monastery, which was established in 1967 on the site of a former Buddhist centre, is the first and largest of its kind in the West. Its ornately decorated temple was designed by Sherab Palden Beru and added in 1988. It is the first part of a three-stage project to build an authentic monastery, which will include accommodation, kitchen and dining facilities, a library of rare texts in English and Tibetan, a museum, lecture hall, audio-visual department and administrative offices."