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In keeping with Government advice, our centre and our various activities in Inverness are no longer available to attend in person at present.


However, to try to provide you with an on-going service during this time, we are doing our best to keep everyone in touch via online activities.


We are holding two meditation sessions, on Wednesday and Friday evenings at 7.30pm, and these are open to anyone who would like to join us. We are using Zoom and all you need to do to take part is to email us at info@highlands.samye.org and we will send you the instructions and the links you will need. Be assured, Zoom is really easy to use. We will also be continuing with our regular Chenrezig and Green Tara pujas but these too will be online. At present they are held on Sunday mornings and Monday evenings and we can link you up to these also.





While you can't go out and about, we can heartily recommend some reading (or listening) material. If you are new to meditation and mindfulness, or are searching for more really useful knowledge, then get hold of a copy of Gelong Thubten's book, A Monk's Guide to Happiness - Meditation in the 21st Century.


Thubten visits KSD Highlands on a regular basis to help us develop Compassion-based Mindfulness, meditation and Buddhist teachings. He wrote much of his Sunday Times bestseller at Loch Ness and held his Scottish launch overlooking the famous loch last year. The book is available for home delivery from Waterstones online or on Amazon where you can obtain it as an audiobook or on Kindle.


Thubten's Scottish Book Launch


Thubten specialises in teaching mindfulness meditation internationally, in businesses, hospitals, schools, universities, prisons and addiction counselling centres, and he gives keynote speeches at major events around the world. He has been teaching for over 20 years and is a world pioneer in the mindfulness movement, as he was teaching in these sectors many years before it became popular. He works with major clients such as: Google, LinkedIn, Deloitte, Lloyds Bank, Deutsche Bank, Siemens, Accenture and Clifford Chance. He has lectured at Facebook's London offices, Morrisons and McCain head offices, Linklaters and many other global companies.


To see some of Gelong Thubten's online talks, please go to our Links page




Until this time of crisis is over, we pray that everyone stays safe and well.




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