Teachings on Rain of Clarity
Dec
19
6:30 PM18:30

Teachings on Rain of Clarity

Teachings on Rain of Clarity

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Lama Jampa will teach from his summary of the Buddhist Path, Rain of Clarity, based on the teachings of the Sakya tradition.

Rain of Clarity is described by His Holiness Sakya Trizin as “a gateway into Buddhist spiritual thought”. “Through this teaching the student receives a full blueprint of entering the path, keeping the vows, maintaining motivation, leading a better and more virtuous life, and finally a way to liberation.”

Lama Jampa will continue to teach from chapter four ‘Viewing Emptiness’.

Full details at www.dechen.us

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Parting from the Four Attachments - Introductory Talk
Dec
21
6:30 PM18:30

Parting from the Four Attachments - Introductory Talk

Parting from the Four Attachments - Introductory Talk

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

‘The Parting from the Four Attachments’ is a famous teaching in the Sakya school of Buddhism that summarises all the wisdom of the Buddha and the entire Buddhist path to awakening.

Lama Jampa will give a short introductory talk on this teaching, highlighting the main points in a clear and accessible style.

This talk is ideal for anyone interested in Buddhism to get a clear overview of the Buddhist path.

Full details on the Sakya Buddhist Centre LA website

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Initiation of White Dzambhala
Dec
22
6:30 PM18:30

Initiation of White Dzambhala

Initiation of White Dzambhala

6:30 pm

White Dzambhala or White Jambhala is a manifestation of the Chenrezik, the Buddha of Compassion. The practice is done to remove the suffering of poverty and sickness, purify non-virtuous karma and generate bodhicitta. The practice is said to originate from the great Indian Saint Atisha, who visited Tibet in the 11th Century CE.

Please note you need to take refuge as a Buddhist to receive this initiation and do the practice. Please contact us and refuge can be provided during the initiation.

Full details on the Sakya Budhist Center LA website

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The Telescope of Faith and Initiation of Black Manjusri
Jan
13
10:30 AM10:30

The Telescope of Faith and Initiation of Black Manjusri

Telescope of Faith: An expression of views on solar and lunar eclipses and so forth by Karma Thinley Rinpoche

10.30am to 1.00pm

Can ancient Buddhist cosmology and contemporary astronomy be reconciled?

Several years ago, Karma Thinley Rinpoche, great scholar and master of the Sakya and Kagyu traditions, wrote this essay in Tibetan concerning the reconciliation of ancient Buddhist and modern scientific views on cosmology and astronomy. Originally published on his website, a translation by Dechen Foundation can be found at Dechen Foundation Books.

Initiation of Black Manjusri*

2.30pm to 4.30pm

This initiation belongs to famed Golden Dharmas of the Sakya tradition. The system of meditation on the black form of Manjushri, the embodiment of wisdom, is especially valued as a remedy to many obstacles that can confront us in dharma practice and work.

*Please note that in order to receive the initiation you must have made a formal commitment to the Buddhist path through taking refuge. If you would like to do this beforehand please contact the centre by emailing: 

Further details at www.sakyabristol.org

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Pointing a Finger at the Dharmakaya by Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje and Initiation of Namgyalma
Feb
24
to Feb 25

Pointing a Finger at the Dharmakaya by Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje and Initiation of Namgyalma

Pointing a Finger at the Dharmakaya by Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje

Saturday 10.30am - 4.30pm

Sunday 10.30am -1.00pm

Lama Jampa will continue teachings on this Mahamudra practice text by the 9th Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje. The 9th Karmapa wrote three main works on Mahamudra and this is the briefest. It contains teachings on the practices of the ngondro (the preliminaries), on shamatha (calm abiding), and on vipassana (insight).

 

Initiation of Namgyalma

Sunday 2.30pm - 4.30pm

On Sunday afternoon Lama Jampa will give the initiation of Namgyama, the female meditation deity. She is one of the three main Buddhist deities of longevity, along with White Tara and Amitayus. Revering and meditation on Namgyalma grants both mundane and transcendental siddhis. The most important of her mundane accomplishments is preserving and strengthening life energy, the granting of long life. Her profound siddhi is the swift accomplishment of transcendental wisdom. 

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The Eight Verses of Mind Training and Initiation of White Dzambhala
Mar
24
10:30 AM10:30

The Eight Verses of Mind Training and Initiation of White Dzambhala

Teachings on the Eight Verses of Mind Training by Geshe Langri Thangpa

10.30am - 1.00pm

The system of meditation practice known as mind training (LOBJONG in Tibetan) is one of the most popular and widely-practised in Buddhism. Geshe Langri Thangpa’s work is one of the most celebrated spiritual teachings in Tibetan Buddhism. It offers us a method of transforming adverse circumstances into positive aspects of the path of awakening compassion.

Initiation of White Dzambhala

2.30 - 4.30pm

Dzambhala is one of the most important Vajrayana deities associated with the increase of prosperity and positive conditions for spiritual practice.

Further information at www.dechen.org

 

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The Precious Rosary of the Supreme Path by Gampopa
Apr
28
10:30 AM10:30

The Precious Rosary of the Supreme Path by Gampopa

The Precious Rosary of the Supreme Path by Gampopa

10.30am - 4.30pm  

The Precious Rosary of the Supreme Path by the great Kagyu master Gampopa, is a treasury of advice on practising genuine dharma. It unifies the two streams of spiritual instructions that descended from the early Kadam tradition and the Mahamudra lineage of Indian and Tibetan masters.

Gampopa himself declared that to receive this text and its companion work, The Jewel Ornament, would generate a blessing that was equal to that of meeting him face to face.

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Teachings (TBC) and Initiation of Mahachakra Vajrapani
Jun
2
10:30 AM10:30

Teachings (TBC) and Initiation of Mahachakra Vajrapani

Buddhist Teachings (TBC)

10.30am - 1.00pm

Initiation of Mahachakra Vajrapani*

2.30pm - 4.30pm

*Please note that in order to receive this initiation one must have made a formal commitment to the Buddhist path by the act of Taking Refuge. If you would like to make this commitment prior to the initiation please contact the event organisers for further information.

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Pointing a Finger at the Dharmakaya and Initiation of White Tara
Jul
7
to Jul 8

Pointing a Finger at the Dharmakaya and Initiation of White Tara

Pointing a Finger at the Dharmakaya by Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje

Saturday 10.30am - 4.30pm Sunday 10.30am - 1.00pm

Lama Jampa will continue teachings on this Mahamudra practice text by the 9th Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje.

The 9th Karmapa wrote three main works on Mahaumdra and this is the briefest of them. It nonetheless contains everything one needs to follow the path of Mahamudra: the ngondro, shamatha, vipassana.

See also: www.kagyubuddhism.org/about-kagyu-buddhism/buddhist-teachings

Initiation of White Tara*

Sunday 2.30pm - 4.30pm

In the afternoon Lama Jampa will bestow the initiation of White Tara. Tara is revered in all traditions of Vajrayana Buddhism as the embodiment of the liberating compassion of all buddhas. In the form of White Tara she is one of the three deities of longevity whose practice is renowned for bestowing the blessings of long life and thus increasing the opportunity for spiritual practice.

* Please note that in order to receive the initiation you must have made a formal commitment to the Buddhist path through taking refuge. If you would like to do this beforehand please contact the centre by emailing manchester@dechen.org

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Initiations of the Twenty One Taras and Practice Retreat
Aug
19
to Aug 31

Initiations of the Twenty One Taras and Practice Retreat

The goddess Tara is revered in all traditions of Vajrayana Buddhism as the embodiment of the liberating activity of all buddhas.

Lama Jampa will bestow the Twenty One Initiations of Tara*, give detailed instructions and lead a retreat on the practice. 

Course programme and details to follow. 

Bookings (when available) at 

* Please note that in order to take receive these initiations and part in the retreat you must have made a formal commitment to the Buddhist path through taking refuge. If you would like to do this beforehand please contact the centre by emailing bristol@dechen.org.

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The Precious Rosary of the Supreme Path by Gampopa
Sep
29
10:30 AM10:30

The Precious Rosary of the Supreme Path by Gampopa

The Precious Rosary of the Supreme Path by Gampopa

10.30am - 4.30pm  

The Precious Rosary of the Supreme Path by the great Kagyu master Gampopa, is a treasury of advice on practising genuine dharma. It unifies the two streams of spiritual instructions that descended from the early Kadam tradition and the Mahamudra lineage of Indian and Tibetan masters.

Gampopa himself declared that to receive this text and its companion work, The Jewel Ornament, would generate a blessing that was equal to that of meeting him face to face.

 

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Pointing the Finger at the Dharmakaya.
Dec
2
to Dec 3

Pointing the Finger at the Dharmakaya.

Saturday & Sunday 10.30am - 4.30pm

Lama Jampa will begin teachings on this Mahamudra practice text by the 9th Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje.

The 9th Karmapa wrote three main works on Mahaumdra and this is the briefest of them. It nonetheless contains everything one needs to follow the path of Mahamudra: the ngondro, shamatha, vipassana.

Please note that this is the first time that Lama Jampa has taught this text.

See also: www.kagyubuddhism.org/about-kagyu-buddhism/buddhist-teachings

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Introduction to Buddha-Nature
Nov
24
to Nov 26

Introduction to Buddha-Nature

  • Bodhi Path Prague, Czech Republic (map)
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According to Buddha, all sentient beings can attain enlightenment because they possess the Buddha-nature. This is itself the primordial purity of mind, uncovered when we practise the path of wisdom and compassion.

In this brief course Lama Jampa Thaye will explain the qualities of Buddha-nature and how we recognise it through meditation according to the system of 'The Great Middle Way'.

See also: www.bodhipath.cz

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Talk about Wisdom in Exile at the famous Topping and Company Booksellers in Bath
Nov
15
8:00 PM20:00

Talk about Wisdom in Exile at the famous Topping and Company Booksellers in Bath

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Lama Jampa will give a talk at one of Toppings and Companies popular evening book events.

"Our events provide rich illumination into an author’s work and help deepen the experience of reading. They are lively experiences with the emphasis on direct communication between author and audience. The talks usually last about an hour, followed by questions, and then there is an opportunity to meet the speaker and have a book signed." (From the Toppings and Company events page).

Doors open at 7.30pm. Please visit the website for full details and to purchase tickets: 

www.toppingbooks.co.uk/events/bath/lama-jampa-thaye-on-wisdom-in-exile-buddhism-and-modern-times/

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Teachings on the Eight Dreamlike Experiences and the Initiation of the Lords of the Three Families
Nov
11
10:30 AM10:30

Teachings on the Eight Dreamlike Experiences and the Initiation of the Lords of the Three Families

The Eight Dreamlike Experiences of Jetsun Drakpa Gyaltsen

10.30am - 1.00pm

The Eight Dreamlike Experiences of Jetsun Drakpa Gyaltsen covers the causal links from the development of a calm and stable mind through to the achievement of happiness for oneself and others.

Initiation of The Lords of the Three Families*

2.30pm - 4.30pm

In the afternoon Lama Jampa will bestow the initiation of The Lords of the Three Families - Manjushri, Chenrezi and Vajrapani *

* Please note that in order to receive the initiation you must have made a formal commitment to the Buddhist path through taking refuge. If you would like to do this beforehand please contact the centre by emailing london @dechen.org

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Manchester launch of Wisdom in Exile
Oct
26
7:30 PM19:30

Manchester launch of Wisdom in Exile

You are warmly invited to Chapter One Books in the vibrant Northern Quarter of Manchester for the City’s launch of Wisdom in Exile: Buddhism and Modern times.

Speaker: Lama Jampa Thaye, author of Wisdom in Exile will be interviewed by Peter Popham, author and foreign correspondent. This will be followed by a Q&A and refreshments.

Chapter One Books, 19 Lever Street, Manchester M1 1BY

Reservations via Eventbrite (wisdom-in-exile-book-launch-Manchester-tickets) or email mary.bold@dechen.org

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Teachings on the Three Trainings
Oct
7
to Oct 8

Teachings on the Three Trainings

Lama Jampa will give two days of teachings focussed on the three trainings of morality, meditation and wisdom:

'As we follow the Buddha's path of enlightenment, we must follow and develop the three trainings of ethical discipline, meditation and wisdom. On the basis of an in-depth reflection on ethics and its extension through moral training we thus create the environment conducive to meditation; the mental tranquility which rises from meditation will then make possible the examination of the reality which is the seal of wisdom.'

Full details on the Karma Euzer Ling website - www.karma-euzer-ling.org

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Launch of the French edition of Wisdom in Exile - La Sagesse en Exile
Oct
5
7:00 PM19:00

Launch of the French edition of Wisdom in Exile - La Sagesse en Exile

What can Buddhism bring to the West? 

At this evening conference and book launch Lama Jampa will give answers to this question with reference to his book 'Wisdom in Exile' recently published by Rabsel Editions as 'La Sagesse en Exile' in France.

Schedule: 7pm: reception; 7.45 - 9.15pm : conference; 9.15 - 9.45: signing of books

Full details at: spacebouddhistetibetain.org

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Teachings on Rain of Clarity and Initiation of Hayagriva
Sep
30
10:30 AM10:30

Teachings on Rain of Clarity and Initiation of Hayagriva

10.30 - 13.00: Teachings on Rain of Clarity

Rain of Clarity - the stages of the path in the Sakya tradition is a guide to the entire Buddhist path based on the key Buddhist teachings of the Sakya school.  It is described by His Holiness Sakya Trizin as “a gateway into Buddhist spiritual thought”.

“Through this Buddhist teaching the student receives a full blueprint of entering the path, keeping the vows, maintaining motivation, leading a better and more virtuous life, and finally a way to liberation.”

14.30 - 16.30: Initiation of Hayagriva*

Hayagriva is an important yidam found in all four classes of Tantras. He is associated with the Lotus family of Amitabha and bestows protection from both mental and physical disturbances. This particular permission initiation will be drawn from the Collection of the One Hundred Sadhanas of Bari Lotsava.

*This initiation is open to all those who have taken refuge. Lama Jampa Thaye may bestow refuge by arrangement – please contact bristol@dechen.org for details.

For further information: www.sakyabristol.org/events

 

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Initiation of Manjusri
Sep
24
2:30 PM14:30

Initiation of Manjusri

On Sunday afternoon following the teachings on Parting from the Four Attachments Lama Jampa will bestow the initiation of Manjushri, the supreme embodiment of enlightened wisdom. Meditation on this deity is undertaken by those who seek to develop a profound understanding of the teachings. 

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Initiation of Green Tara
Sep
19
7:30 PM19:30

Initiation of Green Tara

The goddess Tara is revered in all traditions of Vajrayana Buddhism as the embodiment of the liberating activity of all buddhas. As such her initiation and meditation are especially effective means of awakening one’s innate capacity for enlightened compassion.  This initiation is from the lineage of Atisha.

Start time: 7.30pm

See also: dechen-sakya.de/veranstaltung

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Rays of the Stainless Vajra Moon - A Guide to the Zhentong Madhyamaka View
Sep
15
to Sep 17

Rays of the Stainless Vajra Moon - A Guide to the Zhentong Madhyamaka View

  • Bodhi Path Renchen-Ulm, Germany (map)
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Lama Jampa will give teachings on the Buddhist view of the  ultimate nature of reality using this famous guide to the Great Madhyamaka composed by the nineteenth century master of the Rime movement, Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye.

Schedule: Friday 8pm, Saturday 10-12am and 3-5pm, Sunday 10-12am

For details: www.bodhipath-renchen-ulm.de

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 Literary Lunch - Wisdom in Exile
Sep
10
11:00 AM11:00

Literary Lunch - Wisdom in Exile

We are delighted to be hosting this exclusive Yorkshire event. Lama Jampa Thaye will talk about his new book Wisdom in Exile.

Please join us and enjoy a literary luncheon at the Sun Pavilion in the beautiful surroundings of Valley Gardens Harrogate.

With special guests the Mayor of Harrogate and the literary editors from the regions press

Ticket Price £20.00
Purchase tickets on line here

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Initiation of Milarepa
Sep
9
1:30 PM13:30

Initiation of Milarepa

Milarepa is one of the most beloved saints of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Lama Jampa will bestow his initiation which is drawn from the lineage of Jamgon Kongtrul. 

Start time: 1.30pm

Free parking. 

Parent and baby area. 

Café for refreshments and light lunch.

Click here for details of travel to Harrogate

 

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White Tara Initiation and Retreat
Aug
20
to Aug 25

White Tara Initiation and Retreat

 

This is a rare opportunity to receive the extraordinary teachings of the Wishfulfilling Wheel of White Tara, transmitted in the Tsarpa branch of the Sakya tradition. This system of practice is the principal vajrayana means of achieving longevity. The course will begin with the initiation and tri (instruction) of White Tara from the lineage of Vagishvakirti. Following this teaching there will be a 4-day retreat practice, giving all participants time to familiarise themselves with the meditation of White Tara.

Full details can be found on the Sakya Centre website:

www.sakyabristol.org/events/sakya-changlochen-ling-summer-course-2017/

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The Nectar of the Fortunate by Ngawang Legpa
Aug
17
to Aug 18

The Nectar of the Fortunate by Ngawang Legpa

Lama Jampa will teach this text by Sakya master of the nineteenth century Jamgon Ngawang Legpa. The text is subtitled 'A Summary of the Essence of the View of the Non-Differentiation of Samsara and Nirvana' and presents the view of the ultimate nature of reality as practised in the Sakya tradition.

Full details can be found on the Sakya Centre website:

www.sakyabristol.org/events/sakya-changlochen-ling-summer-course-2017/

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General Presentation of the Tantra Sets
Aug
13
to Aug 15

General Presentation of the Tantra Sets

For the first three days of the first week at Changlochen this year Lama Jampa Thaye will be teaching the third and final part of Sonam Tsemo’s ‘General Presentation of theTantra Sets’ one of the most important Sakya teachings about Vajrayana.  Composed by the second of the five great Sakya Masters, Sonam Tsemo, this work is an extensive explanation of the nature and characteristics of the different categories of tantra as well as of the relationship between the tantras and the sutras. As such it is an encyclopaedic resource for the study of the tantric system. The text constitutes one of the major works studied in the Sakya shedra (college of studies) within the Dechen Community. 

Full details can be found on the Sakya Centre website:

www.sakyabristol.org/events/sakya-changlochen-ling-annual-summer-course-2017/

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The Fourteen Root Downfalls of Vajrayana
Aug
7
to Aug 10

The Fourteen Root Downfalls of Vajrayana

  • Dhagpo Kagyu Ling, France (map)
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Lama Jampa will continue with the teaching begun in August 2016.

Samayas are the commitments connected to Vajrayana practice and are taken when one receives an empowerment from a qualified master. These commitments are important as they help practitioners to avoid mistakes that hinder one's progress on the path. They specifically relate to the relationship with the spiritual master, our awareness of our afflictions, and how to develop enlightened mind and put it into action. Lama Jampa Thaye explains in detail the meaning and character of these commitments, how to preserve them, and the methods of reparation in the event of damage to one's samayas.

Full details can be found at www.dhagpo.org

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Teachings on Interdependence
Aug
5
to Aug 6

Teachings on Interdependence

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Lama Jampa will give two days of teachings on inter dependant origination. 

The Buddha showed the absence of reality of all phenomena; it remains the case that what we experience seems to truly exist on a relative level. The teaching on interdependence takes this double truth into account and allows us to access a clear understanding of the world as it manifests while also recognizing its illusory nature. Lama Jampa Thaye explains the different aspects of interdependence in Buddhism.

Full details can be found at www.dhagpo.org

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Teachings on Rain of Clarity and Initiation of Sanjay Menla
Jul
15
10:30 AM10:30

Teachings on Rain of Clarity and Initiation of Sanjay Menla

Sunday morning: Teachings on Rain of Clarity

Rain of Clarity - the stages of the path in the Sakya tradition is a guide to the entire Buddhist path based on the key Buddhist teachings of the Sakya school.  It is described by His Holiness Sakya Trizin as “a gateway into Buddhist spiritual thought”.

“Through this Buddhist teaching the student receives a full blueprint of entering the path, keeping the vows, maintaining motivation, leading a better and more virtuous life, and finally a way to liberation.”

Sunday afternoon: Initiation of Sanjay Menla (Medicine Buddha)*

*in order to receive this initiation one must previously have made a formal commitment to the Buddhist path through the ceremony of Taking Refuge in the Three Jewels. If you have not taken refuge and would like to then please contact the centre beforehand.

 

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LA Launch of 'Wisdom in Exile - Buddhism and Modern Times'
Jul
13
6:30 PM18:30

LA Launch of 'Wisdom in Exile - Buddhism and Modern Times'

Lama Jampa's new book 'Wisdom in Exile' explores the space that exists for Buddhism in contemporary culture, a space created by the failure of our dominant systems of thought. With its emphasis on bringing together intelligence and contemplative experience, Buddhism offers an authentic way to liberation in these modern times.

However, as Lama Jampa Thaye argues, it is crucial that the temptation to assimilate Buddhism to the ruling ideologies of our age be resisted. Thus 'Wisdom in Exile' delineates the distinctive features of Buddhist thought and practice as well as presenting the training in meditation and compassion that is the heart of the Buddhist path.

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)

Copies of the book will be on sale at the event.


Schedule TBC

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Instructions on Shamatha and Vipassana Meditation from The Triple Vision
Jul
8
to Jul 9

Instructions on Shamatha and Vipassana Meditation from The Triple Vision

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Lama Jampa will teach Instructions on Shamatha and Vipassana Meditation based on The Triple Vision by Ngorchen Konchog Lhundrub's (1497-1557). This important text is an explanation of the first part of Lamdre, the path and its fruit. His Holiness Sakya says of the text: "For those fortunate practitioners who want to achieve liberation, this text is like a staircase, an excellent medicine which eliminates the suffering of living beings, and a valuable object which surpasses even the wish-granting jewel."

Further details will be published when they become available.

www.ewamchoden.org

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Rays of the Stainless Vajra Moon and initiation of Medicine Buddha
Jul
1
to Jul 2

Rays of the Stainless Vajra Moon and initiation of Medicine Buddha

Lama Jampa will present the third part of the Rays of the Stainless Vajra Moon, composed by Jamgon Kongtrul, one of the greatest Tibetan masters of the last 200 years. This short meditation manual provides us with essential methods for uncovering the reality of our mind, which is naturally pure and endowed with the qualities of wisdom and compassion. 

On Sunday afternoon Lama Jampa will give the initiation of Medicine Buddha from the Sky Dharma lineage of Mingyur Dorje, together with the reading transmission for the accompanying meditation practice.

RAYS OF THE STAINLESS VAJRA MOON
Saturday July 1st 2.00pm-3.30pm & 4.00pm-5.30pm
Sunday July 2nd 10.30am-1.00pm

INITIATION OF MEDICINE BUDDHA
Sunday July 2nd 2.30pm-4.30pm


The Studio, 51 Lever Street, Manchester M1 1FN. Facility Fee: £25 full day, £15 half day

To book online, go to:
http://www.kagyubuddhism.org/about-kagyu-buddhism/buddhist-teachings/shedra-booking-form-july-2017/

www.kagyubuddhism.org

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London Launch of 'Wisdom in Exile - Buddhism and Modern Times'
Jun
22
7:00 PM19:00

London Launch of 'Wisdom in Exile - Buddhism and Modern Times'

Lama Jampa's new book 'Wisdom in Exile' explores the space that exists for Buddhism in contemporary culture, a space created by the failure of our dominant systems of thought. With its emphasis on bringing together intelligence and contemplative experience, Buddhism offers an authentic way to liberation in these modern times.

However, as Lama Jampa Thaye argues, it is crucial that the temptation to assimilate Buddhism to the ruling ideologies of our age be resisted. Thus 'Wisdom in Exile' delineates the distinctive features of Buddhist thought and practice as well as presenting the training in meditation and compassion that is the heart of the Buddhist path.

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)

Copies of the book will be on sale at the event.

Lama Jampa Thaye will give an introduction to the book, followed by a Q&A.


Schedule: 18.45 for a 19:00 start, followed by a reception.

Tickets:  please contact liz.thomas@dechen.org  if you would like to attend

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Teachings on Rain of Clarity and Initiation of Prajnaparamita
Jun
17
10:30 AM10:30

Teachings on Rain of Clarity and Initiation of Prajnaparamita

10.30 - 13.00: Teachings on Rain of Clarity

Rain of Clarity - the stages of the path in the Sakya tradition is a guide to the entire Buddhist path based on the key Buddhist teachings of the Sakya school.  It is described by His Holiness Sakya Trizin as “a gateway into Buddhist spiritual thought”.

“Through this Buddhist teaching the student receives a full blueprint of entering the path, keeping the vows, maintaining motivation, leading a better and more virtuous life, and finally a way to liberation.”

 

14.30 - 16.30: Initiation of Prajnaparamita

Prajñāpāramitā means "the Perfection of (Transcendental) Wisdom" in Mahāyāna Buddhism. Prajñāpāramitā refers to this perfected way of seeing the nature of reality and to the personification of the concept in the Bodhisattva known as the "Great Mother" (Tibetan: Yum Chenmo). The word Prajñāpāramitā combines the Sanskrit words prajñā "wisdom" with pāramitā "perfection". 

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The Triple Vision and Initiation of Amitayus
Jun
10
to Jun 11

The Triple Vision and Initiation of Amitayus

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Saturday: The Triple Vision

This important text is an explanation of the first part of Lamdre, the path and its fruit
His Holiness Sakya Trizin says of the text: 
"For those fortunate practitioners who want to achieve liberation, this text is like a staircase, an excellent medicine which eliminates the suffering of living beings, and a valuable object which surpasses even the wish-granting jewel."

Sunday: Initiation of Amitayus

Amitayus is the sambogakaya form of Amitabha, Buddha of limitless light and lord of the lotus family. Both forms are associated with the attainment of longevity in this life.

Sakya Dechen Ling, Alexanderstr. 141A, 70563 Stuttgart

Contact: 0711 7803763

http://dechen-sakya.de/

 

 

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