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Contact details for the Honorary Buddhist Chaplain can be found on the Chaplaincy Team webpage.

Student Society
Contact details for the Buddhist Mediation Society can be found in the
Faith Society contacts section of the Chaplaincy webpage.

 Other useful contacts

Kagyu Samye Ling (Eskdalemuir) and Kagyu Samye Dzong
Samye Ling is a well-established monastery and retreat centre in the Tibetan tradition of Buddhism. Short courses and retreat run throughout the year. Affiliated centres in Edinburgh and Glasgow also run programmes of regular talks and classes.

Kagyu Samye Ling (monastery and retreat centre):
Kagyu Samye Dzong Edinburgh
Kagyu Samye Ling Glasgow
Scotland’s Buddhist Vihara, Glasgow (Theravada)
Portobello Buddhist Priory, Edinburgh (Zen)
Community of Interbeing, U.K.
The Community of Interbeing practices mindfulness and Buddhism in the tradition of the Vietnamese Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh. There are several branch groups in Scotland including one that meets nearby in Newport-on-Tay.
Main UK website:
Newport-on-Tay contact: Penny Noel (
Land of Joy Retreat Centre (Northumberland, around 3 hours drive from St Andrews)


The Chaplaincy Centre

3A St Mary's Place
St Andrews
KY16 9UY
Scotland, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1334 46 2866/2492

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