Samye Ling Buys Holy Island

The following article is from the Summer, 1992 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here.

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Samye Ling Tibetan Centre has purchased Holy Island, situated off the west coast of the Scottish mainland in the Firth of Clyde. It is a secluded haven of wild beauty, presently uninhabited save for its small herd of wild Eriskey ponies and flock of Soay sheep. Since the sixth century its Celtic Christian heritage, saint's cave and healing spring have drawn pilgrims. The island will be used as a retreat center where religious of all faiths may seek spiritual regeneration. Retreat facilities for the traditional Tibetan Buddhist three-year retreat are also envisioned. Lama Yeshe Losal is the retreat master at Samye Ling and his brother Akong Tulku Rinpoche is the abbot. For more information on programs and how you can help: Samye Ling Tibetan Centre, Eskdalemuir, Langholm, Dumfriesshire, Scotland DG13 OQL, tel. (03873) 73232.

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