The first weekend in December saw people from as far aﬁeld as California and Portugal gather in Manchester to hear Lama Jampa Thaye begin to teach “The Rays of the Immaculate Vajra Moon: A guide to the Great Madhyamaka Zhentong View” composed by Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye in the nineteenth century.
On Friday December 2nd Kagyu Ling Buddhist Centre hosted an event at Manchester Town Hall in celebration of the advent of Buddhism to the West and in particular Lama Jampa’s role in that transmission.
Following his trip to Renchen-Ulm, Lama Jampa travelled to Stuttgart to give teachings at Sakya Dechen Ling. He began on Friday, 23th September with the second part of "Advice from Atisha to the People of Ngari".
Over 100 people travelled from across the globe - Mexico, the USA, Germany, Italy, Hong Kong and the UK - to receive precious teachings and transmissions from Lama Jampa at the Dechen Summer Course this year.
This weekend Lama Jampa was in Manchester to give teachings in the magnificent surroundings of Manchester Town Hall. The event was attended by around 140 people from as far afield as the Americas.
Lama Jampa visited Sakya Dechen Ling, Stuttgart on the weekend of 25th and 26th June. He taught the "Teaching of Atisha at Ngari" and gave two initiations: Yellow Dzambala from the lineage of Bari Lotsawa and Green Tara from the lineage of Atisha.
An excited Mexican sangha greeted Lama Jampa, Benie and Katie at the Mexico City airport on May 28th. Eight wonderful days of teachings followed, starting with a Questions and Answers session and Green Tara Initiation at Sakya Dolma Ling.
During his two day visit en route to Kathmandu Rinpoche gave Lama Jampa the transmissions for important Kagyu works by Karmapa Rangjung Dorje and Jamgon Kongtrul. They also discussed some translation issues in a forthcoming work by Rinpoche himself.
Lama Jampa’s final teaching of his West Coast tour was at the Bodi Path Center in Calgary, Alberta, where he taught extensively on the first three points of The Seven Points of Mind Training by Geshe Chekawa with the commentary by the Fifth Sharmapa.