Lama Yeshe Rinpoche – Living Joyfully

with Lama Katen and Ani Lhamo


We are delighted that Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche, the Abbot of Samye Ling Monastery, Lama Katen, the Deputy Abbot, and Ani Lhamo will be visiting our Centre from 26 February to 4 March for five days of teaching, interviews and a Refuge Ceremony.

The Significance of this visit

  • In each region Lama Yeshe Rinpoche will offer Refuge

  • The teaching program over 7 days is available here.

  • Rupa Empowerments will be done

  • Lama Yeshe Rinpoche as Abbott of Samye Ling oversees the Kagyu Africa Centers and Lama Katen as Deputy Abbott will assist him.

Lama Yeshe Rinpoche

Born in 1943 in Kham, East Tibet, Lama Yeshe Rinpoche spent his formative years in education at Dolma Lhakang Monastery where his brother, Akong Tulku Rinpoche, was Abbot. After a harrowing six month journey escaping from Tibet as a teenager in 1959, Lama Yeshe Rinpoche arrived in India along with Akong Rinpoche, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and a handful of other exhausted refugees. On leaving the Tibetan Refugee Camp he attended the Young Lamas Home School in Dalhousie and left in 1967 to serve as Private Secretary to His Holiness the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa at Rumtek Monastery in Sikkim. Read more

Lama Katen

As a young boy in East Tibet, Lama Katen was given the auspicious name of Tsultrim Palbar by his maternal uncle, Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche. He learned to read and write Tibetan in his local village, but as there was no Monastery nearby he was unable to follow his natural inclination to become a monk. Read more

Ani Lhamo

Ani Lhamo is a fully ordained Buddhist nun, who has completed a four year cloistered retreat, and is an experienced teacher of meditation and Dharma courses. Currently working in adminstration at Samye Ling she has learnt how to integrate the peace and stability of meditation into her busy, working life.

Payment Options

Lama Yeshe Rinpoche Evening Talk

R150 public. R120 members

Lama Katen Talk

R120 public. R100 members

Practice Instructions (Ngondro & White Tara)

R100 public. R80 members

Ani Lhamo talk - R100 public, R80 members

LIVING JOYFULLY Weekend retreat
Saturday 2 March & Sunday 3 March 10h00 to 15h00

Public R480 Members: R380

Please consider being an EVENT SPONSOR of this VISIT :

R1500 once off sponsorship payment will cover access to all talks and events. Sponsorship payments will need to be settled in full the week before Lama Rinpoche and entourage arrive (Tuesday 19 Feb).

Payment details are here.