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The Jewel Ornament of Liberation and Initiation of Amitabha


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

Teachings on The Jewel Ornament of Liberation by Gampopa

Saturday 30 November 10:30am - 4:30pm

Sunday 1 December 10:30am - 1:00pm

The Jewel Ornament of Liberation by Gampopa is the key manual of study and practice in the Kagyu tradition. It gives a complete explanation of the Buddhist path from its starting point to the achievement of enlightenment, and is relevant to anyone who has a serious interest in Buddhism. Buddha nature, precious human life, impermanence, karma, suffering, loving kindness, compassion and the six perfections are among the topics covered in the Jewel Ornament of Liberation.

Gampopa (1074 - 1153CE)  was the principal student of the great yogin Milarepa and is one of the most highly revered Tibetan Buddhist masters.

Initiation of Amitabha*

Sunday 1 December 2:30 - 4:30pm

One of the concluding aspirations of the ‘King of Aspirations’ is the resolve to achieve rebirth in the Buddha Land of Sukhavati. As an auspicious connection to this Lama Jampa will bestow the initiation of Amitabha.

*Please note that in order to receive this initiation one must have mdae a formal commitment to the Buddhist path through the act of taking refuge. If you would like to request to take refuge before the teaching please contact the local centre.

For further details see the local website.