Sunday, August 09, 2009

Samye Ling Tea Party 2009

Samye Ling annual tea party held on the nearest weekend to the 8th August in commemoration of the inauguration of the Shrine room in 1988. Since 1975 I have been closely involved in the development of Samye Ling Tibetan Centre as a contributor and beneficiary. I am always delighted to visit, catch up with friends and eat cake.

The Cake, multi layered sponge fresh cream with fresh fruits and flowers, enough for the hundreds of guests to enjoy.

Lotus like Lilly flowers bloom in the water surrounding a statue of Guru Rimpoche at Samye Ling.

The Right Honourable David Steel Baron Steel of Aikwood, KT, KBE, PC engrossed in conversation with Lama Yeshey Abbot of Samye Ling.

Sherab Palden Beru, Master artist painter and teacher of thanka painting now 90 with Yanchen Tarap wife of Akong Rinpoche.

Dolkar singing a traditional Tibetan song.

Nawand Tashi and Dolkar in action.

David White playing Union pipes at Samye Ling tea party.

A superb wood carving of the Karma Kagyu Lineage and protectors.

Milarepa in touch the material way, courtesy Andrew Gordon.

John and Alice Maxwell entertain at the Samye Ling Tea Party.

Shrine Room doorway. Samye Ling Tibetan Centre Eskdalemuir Scotland. Go inside to discover oneself.

A group of early Samye Ling builders with Akong Rinpoche and Sherab Palden Beru.

1 comment:

Zax Artisan said...

Some really good images of the Samye Ling Tea Party. Much better than my own.