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The Kagyu Samye Ling Run
Sun 15th May 2016
organised by Central Scotland

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The Kagyu Samye Ling Run

Sunday 15th May

Meet at 09:45 for a 10:00 departure
Hall Street Public Car Park,
Hall Street,
East Lothian.
EH44 6QT

Google Maps Link to Start Point

We did this fantastic run back in 2013 and thought this would be an appropriate time to repeat the event.

Located in a peaceful valley on the banks of the river Esk, Kagyu Samye Ling was the first Tibetan Buddhist Centre to have been established in the West. It is a centre for wisdom and learning within the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism and is open to people of all faiths and none.

The centre is open to the public to explore and soak up the quiet karma of this fascinating venue, this may be needed after the great roads we'll just have driven.


9th May: Jim and Maria

Hi folks
Carried out a recce for the run on Sunday. The route was fine but when we arrived at Samye Ling we discovered that the tea shop does not do much in the way of food at the present time. Fortunately we found "The Old School Café Bistro" which is around a mile before Samye Ling which does food. On a Sunday they do a hot meal which is a roast type dinner at £10.99 for two courses or alternatively they will do baked potatoes with various fillings at £4.95, sandwiches at £3.72 or ciabatta £4.50. The plan is to arrive at the Bistro around 1300 hrs and then visit Samye Ling after lunch. Could you please let me know as soon as possible if you are wanting the dinner or filled potatoes or sandwiches. I will contact the Bistro with the order as they would appreciate the orders before arrival as they also have a Spring Fayre that day.

Following the visit we will head for home on fantastic MX-5 style roads via St Mary's Loch and Megget and Talla Reservoirs. The end of the run will be at Lanark Loch where possible refreshments are available at The Inn on the Loch.

Event Organisers: Maria & Jim

Members Attending:

02 - Gail & Grant
04 - Maria & Jim
06 - Bobbie & Richard
08 - Bradley & ? (Meet at Samye Ling)
10 - Lorna & Ed
12 - Susan & Gill
13 - Stewart

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Your Comments
15th May 2016 19:54 :: Bobbie & Richard
Thanks Maria and Jim for a great day. Fabulous roads,  just a pity there were so few cars. They don't know what they missed. Great company as usual.  Won't forget Maria's rabbit story in a hurry. Tganks again.

16th May 2016 15:15 :: Jim and Maria
Thank you to the members who made the run yesterday a great day out, glad that Raymond and Marcia got home safe after making the effort to drive to Innerleithen then having a puncture.

17th May 2016 21:02 :: Stewart
Thanks to Jim and Maria for organising the run with quiet roads and good weather as a bonus. Great lunch stop venue too.

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