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Telescope of Faith and Initiation of Mahachakra Vajrapani

  • Dechen, Bristol UK Bradbury Hall, Waterford Road, Henleaze Bristol BS9 4BT UK (map)

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

10.30am to 1.00pm

Lama Jampa will continue his explanatory teachings on this important, contemporary work by Karma Thinley Rinpoche.

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 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.

Later Event: June 7
A Public Talk