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Who We Are

Kagyu Samye Ling Zimbabwe (KSLZ )

is part of Rokpa Trust which was registered in 1992 as a charitable trust (Registered Charity No: 1059293). It is supervised by local trustees and guided by Lama Yeshe Rinpoche who is standing in place of his brother the late  Dr. Akong Tulku Rinpoche.


Our vision is to promote spiritual growth, community spirit and to give help where needed through building a strong, committed and diverse Sangha (the Buddhist practice community) who support each other on the path. 




KSLZ is focused on offering  the benefits of Vajrayana Buddhism to a diverse audience by studying the teachings of Buddhism and the practice of tried and tested meditation techniques. Long-term fruits include increased inner-stability, self-awareness and contentment, resulting in one being able to lead a more fulfilled and happier life. Activities include weekly meditation practices at both our Monavale and Borrowdale centres plus live-in retreats in Nyanga.


Rokpa Support Network (RSN) does charity and development work with under-privileged rural and urban groups through committed team of staff and volunteers. Focus is placed on people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS, children with disabilities as well as their caregivers and siblings. Emphasis is on enabling families to be self-sufficient and passing on any knowledge they acquire to their communities.



Tara Rokpa Therapy is an approach to working with the mind which was first introduced by Akong Tulku Rinpoche, Tibetan lama and physician, over 40 years ago.  It is a unique combination of Buddhist-based philosophical understandings of the Mind, as well as understandings drawn from western psychotherapy. 

This approach is for people who may not have a feeling for religion, but who wish to develop their human potential in a way which includes a 'spiritual' aspect  and which, for many, unlocks a greater capacity to live happy and useful lives. 

For more information contact Jayne Pilossof on jaynepilossof [at] or Trish Swift on trishrokpa [at]


"Recognizing our intimate dependence on the natural environment allows us to see its true value and treasure it. "

~ His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa

KSLZ uses Buddhist values and approaches to create an exemplary environment at our centres which is conducive to spiritual practice and that respects beings. We share this expertise with others interested in caring for the environment.


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