Wisdom in Exile provides a new insight into Buddhism's encounter with Western culture and the Western mind in the early 21st century. Jampa Thaye has trained for over 40 years with some of the foremost lamas of Tibetan Buddhism, yet is a Westerner, living in Britain, teaching Buddhism to students throughout Europe and North America. He draws on that knowledge and experience to explain the space that now exists for Buddhism in the West, and identifies critical conflicts and tensions that must be resolved for modern Westerners to grasp the essence of the Buddhist teachings.
The book culminates with detailed instructions in the meditation system of 'The Four Immeasurables', allowing the reader to properly orientate themselves within the world of Buddhism and learn how to practice.
"Wisdom in Exile proposes a fresh approach to Buddhism, one in which the fundamental tenets of the Buddha's teachings are rediscovered." His Holiness Sakya Trichen, 41st Head of the Sakya School of Tibetan Buddhism.
Lama Jampa Thaye’s new book considers the space for Buddhism in our culture – a space that has been opened up by the failure of our dominant systems of thought to provide an intelligent account of what it is to be human and how we should conduct ourselves in this world.
“Wisdom in Exile proposes a fresh approach to Buddhism, one in which the fundamental tenets of the Buddha’s teachings are rediscovered.” His Holiness the 41st Sakya Trizin, head of the Sakya School of Tibetan Buddhism
A comprehensive introduction to Tibetan Buddhism, containing all the information you need to gain an in-depth understanding of its philosophical and meditative aspects. This includes a guide to the teachings of the hinayana, mahayana and vajrayana and a summary of the main features of the Sakya, Kagyu, Gelug and Nyingma traditions.
A history of the early masters of the great Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, charting the flow of esoteric teaching from India to Tibet and allowing the reader to enter the sacred realm of spiritual transmission. Also included are original translations of five songs of mahamudra composed by early lineage holders.
Rain of Clarity is a guide to all aspects of the Buddhist path according to the glorious Sakya tradition, including a detailed presentation of the Madhyamaka system of Sakya, known as ‘Madhyamaka free from extremes’. With forewords by H.H. Sakya Trizin and Karma Thinley Rinpoche.
A short guide to Buddhism for beginners, covering essential topics such as Buddha nature, the Three Jewels, the Guru or Lama and how to do meditation practice. It has clear and easy to follow instructions for beginners to practice meditation at home.
An introduction to the foundational meditation system of Tibetan Buddhism, this booklet gives comprehensive instructions on four essential contemplations - precious human birth, impermanence and death, karma, and suffering. Through practicing this meditation system, one will truly engage with the Buddhist path and develop qualities of spaciousness and non-attachment.
In this book, Lama Jampa Thaye provides an account of his remarkable spiritual career, covering the visits of the great Tibetan lamas of the 20th Century to the UK and the establishment of dharma there in the subsequent decades.
This is a simple but profound introduction to Buddhist thought, covering many issues which might concern those in the process of making a commitment to travelling the Buddhist path. The title of the book derives from a Tibetan saying that one must first leap like a tiger in order to gain an overview of the entire path of Lord Buddha and then walk like a tortoise as one gradually treads the path to spiritual realisation.