Kagyu Samye Dzong focusses on teachings on all aspects of Buddhism, meditation and mindfulness with the aim to foster awareness for compassion in daily life. It provides a welcoming environment that champions the spirit of community where visitors can meet like-minded people.
The centre promotes peace and relaxation and offers retreat and sanctuary from the pressures of life. It also offers a space for healing and wellbeing where all people can be helped to resolve crises and supported through their personal growth. Teachings include courses on meditation and various aspects of dharma including pujas (traditional practices of chanting, visualization and mantras). There are residential retreats ranging from two days to a month.
Kagyu Samye Dzong runs the Mindfulness Africa programme which allows people to develop a deep and non-judgemental acquaintance with their thoughts and emotions. The Cape Town centre is found in Kenilworth with other centres found in Johannesburg (Kensington and Randburg) and Harare, Zimbabwe.