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Pointing a Finger at the Dharmakaya and Initiation of White Tara


  • Dechen, Manchester UK The Studio, Lever Street Manchester M1 1FN UK (map)

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