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The Jewel Ornament of Liberation and Initiation of Amitabha

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

The Jewel Ornament of Liberation by Gampopa

Saturday 23 February 10.30am – 4.30pm

Sunday 24 February  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.

The event on 1 and 2 December will cover the second part of this major text. The teaching will continue in July 2019.

The Initiation of Amitabha

Sunday 24 February 2.30pm to 4.30pm

While anyone with a serious interest in Buddhism is welcome to attend the teaching, the initiation is open only to those who have taken refuge, i.e. made a formal commitment to Buddhism.

For schedule and booking information see the centre's website.