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The Jewel Ornament of Liberation by Gampopa
May
1
to May 3

The Jewel Ornament of Liberation by Gampopa

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The Jewel Ornament of Liberation

9:30 am – 12:00 and 2:00 – 4:30 pm

This text 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.

For further information please go to the local website

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 The Precious Rosary of the Supreme Path by Gampopa
May
18
10:30 AM10:30

The Precious Rosary of the Supreme Path by Gampopa

The Precious Rosary of the Supreme Path

10.30am - 4.30pm  

Also known as The Jewel Rosary, 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.

This teaching will be the third part of the text begun in Harrogate in September 2018.

 

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Teachings on The Three Visions by Ngorchen Konchok Lundrub
May
30
to May 31

Teachings on The Three Visions by Ngorchen Konchok Lundrub

The Three Visions

Thursday 30 and Friday 31 May, 7:00-9:00pm

This important text by Konchok Lundrub (1497 - 1547) is an explanation of the first part of Lamdre, the path and its fruit.

His Holiness 41st 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."

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 The Buddhist Path and Initiation of White Tara
Jun
8
10:30 AM10:30

The Buddhist Path and Initiation of White Tara

A Garland  of Jewels by Chogyal Phakpa

10:30am - 1:00pm

This celebrated text by Chogyal Phagpa was composed as a manual of instructions for the 13th century Mongol Prince Gibek Timur. In 204 verses it covers the entire Buddhist path, from the level of a beginner to that of full enlightenment. The first part of the teaching provides guidance for a good life; the second one outlines the path for liberation and the final major section  - the distinctive features of the Mahayana path. The text is beautifully written which makes it especially accessible.

The Initiation of White Tara

2:30pm - 4.30pm

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

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Wisdom and Compassion - The Essence of the Buddhist Way
Jun
14
to Jun 16

Wisdom and Compassion - The Essence of the Buddhist Way

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Friday 14 June 6.30-8.30pm

General Dharma Talk

Lama Jampa will give an introductory talk to the main course in nearby Vignolla .

Saturday 15 - 16 June 10.30am-4.30pm

The Four Limitless Meditations

What is meant by wisdom? How does real compassion express itself? What is called voidness in Buddhist terminology and what are the clever means on our path? Lama Jampa Thaye will explore these questions and in particular question and deepen our understanding of the Four Limitless Meditations.

For further information please visit the local website.

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 Teachings on the Triple Vision and Initiation of White Ganapati
Jun
29
to Jun 30

Teachings on the Triple Vision and Initiation of White Ganapati

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Saturday 10.30am-4.30pm

The Three Visions

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."

Sunday 10.30am

Initiation of White Ganapati

Ganapati is a key Vajrayana wealth deity. Receiving such initiations and the instructions for practice contained in them empowers us to bring about the supportive and harmonious conditions so important for progress in dharma. This particular lineage of Ganapati was brought to Tibet by this he great master Atisha and preserved in the Kadam and Sakya traditions.

For further information please visit the local website

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The Jewel Ornament of Liberation and Initiation of Amitabha
Jul
6
to Jul 7

The Jewel Ornament of Liberation and Initiation of Amitabha

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.

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A General Presentation of the Tantra Sets
Jul
29
to Aug 1

A General Presentation of the Tantra Sets

A teaching for ‘those who want to master the dharma’

Monday 29 July - Thursday 1 August , 10:00am - 4:30pm

This brilliant text of the renowned scholar Sonam Tsemo (1141-1182) is for the best of the dharma students - those who want to master the dharma in its entirety and who have the curiosity to learn the details in the teachings to such an extent that their confidence in Vajrayana becomes unshakable. The text is like a treasure grove in which the detailed refutation of the wrong views, done almost with a surgical precision, is interwoven with an extraordinary inspiring description of the teachings and origins of the tantras .

For booking and further details please visit the local website.

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Retreat Week 1: Patterns in Emptiness and Green Tara Initiation
Aug
18
to Aug 23

Retreat Week 1: Patterns in Emptiness and Green Tara Initiation

Patterns in Emptiness: understanding dependent origination

In this first week Lama Jampa will teach from his forthcoming work ‘Patterns in Emptiness: understanding dependent origination’. As His Holiness Karmapa says in His forward, ‘This is the heart of the Buddha’s teachings.’ In this course Lama Jampa will show how it is to be approached in all three vehicles.

Tara Who Liberates from all Fears

Alongside this teaching Lama Jampa will bestow the initiation of ‘Tara Who Liberates from all Fears’ and lead daily sessions of her meditation.

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Retreat Week 2: Direct Transmission of Chenrezi Meditation according to Tsembupa
Aug
25
to Aug 30

Retreat Week 2: Direct Transmission of Chenrezi Meditation according to Tsembupa

Initiations, Transmission and Instructions for Practice

The second week provides an extremely rare opportunity to receive the system of meditation of Chenrezi from the lineage of the Tibetan siddha Tsembupa. Tsembupa was an 11th century master who obtained this teaching directly from the goddess Vajrayogini. Accompanying the transmission Lama Jampa will bestow the initiations of Chenrezi and Vajrasattva, the transmission of Phowa and instructions on the bardo.

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 The Precious Rosary of the Supreme Path by Gampopa
Sep
7
10:30 AM10:30

The Precious Rosary of the Supreme Path by Gampopa

The Precious Rosary of the Supreme Path

10.30am - 4.30pm  

Also known as The Jewel Rosary, 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.

This teaching will be the third part of the text following on from the first part taught in Harrogate in September 2018 and the second part taught in Hebden Bridge in May 2019.

 

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The Rays of the Stainless Vajra Moon
Sep
13
to Sep 15

The Rays of the Stainless Vajra Moon

Friday 6-8pm, Saturday and Sunday 10.30am - 4.30pm

The Rays of the Stainless Vajra Moon

Lama Jampa will continue with 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.

This essential text by the Master Jamgön Kongtrul Lodrö Thaye (19th century) sheds light on the perspective of the Kagyü tradition's most influential Zhentong Middle Way philosophy (Madhyamaka).  In it, the author does not impart a merely theoretical approach, but offers a real manual with practical instructions for meditation in the context of this special perspective of the "Empty of Other" perspective (Zhentong), which represents the interface between the Sutra transmission and the Vajrayana. These are the precious instructions that directly connect the mahamudra teachings with the teachings of the Buddha-nature. 

‘Most people interested in Buddhism start with sitting meditation, which is the tool for achieving a settled and flexible mind. This, however, is just one side of Buddhist meditation. The other side is meditation on the view or how things really are. When the two of these are combined, we can radically transform our lives. Rays of the Stainless Vajra Moon  provides us with essential methods for uncovering the reality of existence, the reality of our mind –which is naturally pure and endowed with the qualities of wisdom and compassion.’

For further information please visit the local website.

 

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Teachings on the Short Prayer to Vajradhara
Sep
20
to Sep 21

Teachings on the Short Prayer to Vajradhara

Short Prayer to Vajradhara (Dorjechang Thungma)

by Pengkar Jampal Zangpo

Introductory Teaching

Friday 20 September 7:00-9:00pm

Main Teaching

Saturday 21 September 11:00am - 1:00pm and 2:00 - 3:30pm

Lama Jampa will give teachings on this prayer using the commentary by Karma Chagme Rinpoche

This very beautiful Kagyu prayer is included in the Guru yoga part of the Kagyu Ngondro. The prayer is very important because it has two purposes: firstly that when we chant this prayer and meditate, it brings about an enhancement of mahamudra itself, so the prayer is a way of giving rise to mahamudra and stabilising the mahamudra experience; the second benefit of this prayer is that it contains the major stages of the Kagyu path, so that if one wants a very short summary of Kagyupa teachings one can find it in this beautiful short prayer.

For further details see the local website.

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The Buddhist Path and Initiation of Namgyalma
Oct
5
10:30 AM10:30

The Buddhist Path and Initiation of Namgyalma

A Garland  of Jewels by Chogyal Phakpa

10:30am - 1:00pm

This celebrated text by Chogyal Phagpa was composed as a manual of instructions for the 13th century Mongol Prince Gibek Timur. In 204 verses it covers the entire Buddhist path, from the level of a beginner to that of full enlightenment. The first part of the teaching provides guidance for a good life; the second one outlines the path for liberation and the final major section  - the distinctive features of the Mahayana path. The text is beautifully written which makes it especially accessible.

The Initiation of Namgyalma

2:30pm - 4.30pm

Namgyalma (Ushnishavijaya in Sanskrit) is one of the three main Buddhist deities of longevity, along with White Tara and Amitayus. She is also associated with the development of transcendental wisdom. 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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Teachings on Parting from the Four Attachments
Apr
20
10:30 AM10:30

Teachings on Parting from the Four Attachments

Parting from the Four Attachments by Sakya Pandita

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Famed for its simplicity and directness, Parting from the Four Attachments is one of the most prized teachings of the Sakya tradition. To introduce this system of practising meditation, Lama Jampa will teach Sakya Pandita's especially powerful condensed form of the teaching.

This teaching is suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners.

For further details please see the local website.

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Vajrayana Initiation and Instructions for Practice of White Tara, Moon River Flow
Apr
13
to Apr 14

Vajrayana Initiation and Instructions for Practice of White Tara, Moon River Flow

White Tara Initiation"* and Tri (Instructions for Practice)

Saturday 13 April 10:30am - 4:30pm

Sunday 14 April 10:00am - 1:00pm

This is a rare opportunity to receive the extraordinary teachings of the Moon River Flow White Tara. 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 by Ngawang Legpa.

Please note:

* In order to attend this teaching you must have made a formal commitment to the Buddhist path through taking refuge. If you would like to take refuge beforehand please contact the centre.

For further details please see the local website.

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Initiation of Chenrezi and Transmission of Padmasmbhava Guru Yoga
Apr
9
7:30 PM19:30

Initiation of Chenrezi and Transmission of Padmasmbhava Guru Yoga

Initiation of Chenrezi*

7:30pm

Chenrezi is revered in all traditions of Buddhism as the supreme embodiment of enlightened compassion. This initiation bestows the authority to meditate on Chenrezi. It is one of the most widespread meditation practices in Vajrayana Buddhism.

Transmission for Padmasambhava Guru Yoga meditation*

8:30pm

This transmission will enable one to practice the sadhana of Padmasambhava Guru Yoga if recommended to do so by one’s Lama.

*Please note that in order to attend these teachings one must have made a formal commitment to the Buddhist path through the act of taking refuge. Please contact the centre for further information.

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Teachings on the Vajrayana Path and Initiation of Green Tara
Apr
7
10:30 AM10:30

Teachings on the Vajrayana Path and Initiation of Green Tara

The Significance of Receiving Initiations and The Stages of Practice

10:30 am - 1:00pm

In this session Lama Jampa will talk about the path of Vajrayana Buddhism, in particular explaining the method and purpose of receiving initiations and the type and stages of practice that this enables us to engage in.

Initiation of Green Tara*

7 April 2:30 pm

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. 

*Please note that in order to attend these teachings one must have made a formal commitment to the Buddhist path through the act of taking refuge. Please contact the centre for further information.

For further details please see the local website .

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The Eight Verses of Mind Training by Geshe Langri Thangpa
Apr
6
10:30 AM10:30

The Eight Verses of Mind Training by Geshe Langri Thangpa

The Eight Verses of Mind Training by Geshe Langri Thangpa

10:30 am - 1:00pm and 2:30 - 4:30 pm

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.

For further details please see the local website .

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Public Lecture - Discovering Goodness
Apr
4
7:00 PM19:00

Public Lecture - Discovering Goodness

Awakening Clarity and Kindness

7:00pm - 9:00pm

In this talk Lama Jampa will explain how we can awaken our innate qualities of clarity and kindness, by turning away from our clinging to distraction and habitual patterns of mind. By gradually training in detachment from materialism, people, power and the other myriad ways our ego seeks to comfort and magnify itself, we can clear away the confusion and awaken to true wisdom and natural kindness and compassion. In Buddhism we call this taking refuge – choosing a virtuous path for the benefit of ourselves and ultimately all sentient beings.

For further details please see the local website.

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The Rays of the Stainless Vajra Moon
Mar
29
to Mar 31

The Rays of the Stainless Vajra Moon

The Rays of the Stainless Vajra Moon by Jamgon Kongtrul

Lama Jampa will continue with 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.

‘Most people interested in Buddhism start with sitting meditation, which is the tool for achieving a settled and flexible mind. This, however, is just one side of Buddhist meditation. The other side is meditation on the view or how things really are. When the two of these are combined, we can radically transform our lives. Rays of the Stainless Vajra Moon provides us with essential methods for uncovering the reality of existence, the reality of our mind – which is naturally pure and endowed with the qualities of wisdom and compassion.’

For information please visit the local website.

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The Notion of Emptiness in Buddhism
Mar
23
to Mar 24

The Notion of Emptiness in Buddhism

Patterns in Emptiness

Saturday and Sunday 10:00am - 4:30pm

In connection with his forthcoming book ‘Patterns in Emptiness’ Lama Jampa will reference texts from across the Buddhist canon in order elucidate the teachings on emptiness and interdependent origination.

‘All phenomena have an existence on a relative level but according to Buddhism are devoid of existence proper to the ultimate level.  This is called the emptiness of phenomena.  This reality is extremely difficult to achieve, but it is only this that determines our access to liberation from the cycle of rebirths. 
This emptiness, however, is not a nothingness, it only defines what does not exist: an existence in itself. 
This emptiness therefore refers to the notion of the interdependence of phenomena, to their composite aspect, whatever they may be.’

See the local website for further information.

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Teachings on Mind Training and a Wisdom Initiation
Mar
9
10:30 AM10:30

Teachings on Mind Training and a Wisdom Initiation

Three Brief Teachings on Lojong

10:30 am  - 12:30 pm

These three short texts drawn from the famous collection known as  'One Hundred teachings of Mind Training'  present extraordinary instructions for developing wisdom and compassion. With an unparalleled directness, they allow us to transform all situations, positive and negative, into the path of awakening.

The Initiation of White Sarasawati

2:30 - 4:30 pm

Saraswati is famous as one of the principal wisdom deities in Vajrayana Buddhism and as a patroness of poetry and music. Thus many great masters have cultivated her meditation for the many qualities that it bestows. Lama Jampa will give the initiation of White Saraswati from the Bodong lineage.    

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The Jewel Ornament of Liberation and Initiation of Amitayus
Feb
23
to Feb 24

The Jewel Ornament of Liberation and Initiation of Amitayus

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 Initiation of Amitayus

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.

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The Four Dharmas of Gampopa
Feb
9
to Feb 10

The Four Dharmas of Gampopa

The Four Dharmas of Gampopa

Saturday 9 February 11:00am - 1:00pm and 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Sunday 10 February 11:00am - 1:00pm and 4:00pm - 6:00pm

This is an explanation of Gampopa’s four-line teaching which provides an overview of the path of mixed sutra and tantra. It begins with contemplation of the four thoughts, progresses through the preliminary, development and completion practices of Vajrayana, and culminates in Mahamudra and Dzokchen, the supreme meditations of the Kagyu and Nyingma schools of Tibetan Buddhism.

For further details please see the local website.


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Initiation of Medicine Buddha
Jan
27
11:00 AM11:00

Initiation of Medicine Buddha

Initiation of Sanjay Menla - Medicine Buddha*

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

His color is a bright lapis lazuli blue. The left hand is in the meditation mudra and holding a begging bowl. The right one is in the mudra of giving and holding a myrobalan plant (Arura). His practice heals the suffering of the disease whose root cause is greed, hatred and delusion.

*Please note that in order to attend this teaching you must have made a formal commitment to the Buddhist path through the act of taking refuge. Please contact the centre if you would like to take refuge with Lama Jampa before the teaching.

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Teachings on Loving Kindness and Compassion
Jan
26
10:30 AM10:30

Teachings on Loving Kindness and Compassion

The Triple Vision by Konchok Lhundrub

Saturday 26 January 10:30 - 12:30 and 15:00 - 17:00

In 2019 Lama Jampa will continue with his teaching and transmission of this important text, which is an explanation of the first part of Lamdre, the path and its fruit. This next part covers the development and practice of loving kindness and compassion in Buddhism.


His Holiness the Sakya Trichen 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."

For further details please see the local website.

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The Buddhist Path and a Wealth Initiation
Jan
19
10:30 AM10:30

The Buddhist Path and a Wealth Initiation

A Garland  of Jewels by Chogyal Phakpa

10:30am - 1:00pm

This celebrated text by Chogyal Phagpa was composed as a manual of instructions for the 13th century Mongol Prince Gibek Timur. In 204 verses it covers the entire Buddhist path, from the level of a beginner to that of full enlightenment. The first part of the teaching provides guidance for a good life; the second one outlines the path for liberation and the final major section  - the distinctive features of the Mahayana path. The text is beautifully written which makes it especially accessible.

The Initiation of White Ganapati

2:30pm - 4.30pm

Ganapati is a key Vajrayana wealth deity. Receiving such initiations and the instructions for practice contained in them empowers us to bring about the supportive and harmonious conditions so important for progress in dharma. This particular lineage of Ganapati was brought to Tibet by this he great master Atisha and preserved in the Kadam and Sakya traditions.

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Initiation of Green Tara and Instructions for Meditation on Green Tara
Jan
12
10:30 AM10:30

Initiation of Green Tara and Instructions for Meditation on Green Tara

The Initiation of Green Tara 

10:30 am - 12 noon

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. 

Instructions for Green Tara Meditation

2:00 - 4:00 pm

Attendance at the initiation is a prerequisite for receiving these teachings in the afternoon.

For further information please see the local website.

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Awakening Clarity and Kindness
Jan
10
7:00 PM19:00

Awakening Clarity and Kindness

A Talk on the Buddhist Path

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

In this talk Lama Jampa will explain how we can awaken our innate qualities of clarity and kindness, by turning away from our clinging to distraction and habitual patterns of mind. By gradually training in detachment from materialism, people, power and the other myriad ways our ego seeks to comfort and magnify itself, we can clear away the confusion and awaken to true wisdom and natural kindness and compassion. In Buddhism we call this taking refuge – choosing a virtuous path for the benefit of ourselves and ultimately all sentient beings.

For full details please visit the local website: www.dechen.us

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The Jewel Ornament of Liberation by Gampopa
Dec
1
to Dec 2

The Jewel Ornament of Liberation by Gampopa

The Jewel Ornament of Liberation by Gampopa

Saturday 1 December 10.30am – 4.30pm

Sunday 2 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.

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

The initiation of Chenrezi from the Chikshe Kundrol.

Sunday 2 December 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.

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Mind Training and a Wisdom Initiation
Nov
28
10:00 AM10:00

Mind Training and a Wisdom Initiation

Three Brief Teachings on Lojong

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

These three short texts drawn from the famous collection known as  'One Hundred teachings of Mind Training' present extraordinary instructions for developing wisdom and compassion. With an unparallelled directness, they allow us to transform all situations, positive and negative, into the path of awakening.

The Initiation of White Sarasawati

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Saraswati is famous as one of the principal wisdom deities in Vajrayana Buddhism and as a patroness of poetry and music. Thus many great masters have cultivated her meditation for the many qualities that it bestows. Lama Jampa will give the initiation of White Saraswati from the Bodong lineage.

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The Rays of the Stainless Vajra Moon
Nov
16
to Nov 18

The Rays of the Stainless Vajra Moon

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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.

‘Most people interested in Buddhism start with sitting meditation, which is the tool for achieving a settled and flexible mind. This, however, is just one side of Buddhist meditation. The other side is meditation on the view or how things really are. When the two of these are combined, we can radically transform our lives. Rays of the Stainless Vajra Moon  provides us with essential methods for uncovering the reality of existence, the reality of our mind –which is naturally pure and endowed with the qualities of wisdom and compassion.’

For schedule and further information see local website

 

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The Eight Verses of Mind Training and Initiation of Manjusri Arapatsana
Nov
10
10:30 AM10:30

The Eight Verses of Mind Training and Initiation of Manjusri Arapatsana

The Eight Verses of Mind Training

10:30am - 1:00pm

The system of meditation practice known as mind training (LOJONG 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 Manjusri Arapatsana

2:30 - 4:30pm

Manjushri is the supreme embodiment of wisdom in Buddhism. For this reason his meditation is undertaken by those who seek to develop a profound understanding of the teaching.

Please note that in order to receive this initiation on must have made a formal commitment to the Buddhist path through Taking Refuge. If you would like to take refuge before the initiation please contact info@dechen.london.

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The Four Dharmas of Gampopa
Oct
20
to Oct 21

The Four Dharmas of Gampopa

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The Four Dharmas of Gampopa is an explanation of Gampopa’s four-line teaching which provides an overview of the path of mixed sutra and tantra. It begins with contemplation of the four thoughts, progresses through the preliminary, development and completion practices of Vajrayana, and culminates in Mahamudra and Dzokchen, the supreme meditations of the Kagyu and Nyingma schools of Tibetan Buddhism.

For schedule and further information see the centre's website

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The Four Dharmas of Gampopa
Oct
13
to Oct 14

The Four Dharmas of Gampopa

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The Four Dharmas of Gampopa is an explanation of Gampopa’s four-line teaching which provides an overview of the path of mixed sutra and tantra. It begins with contemplation of the four thoughts, progresses through the preliminary, development and completion practices of Vajrayana, and culminates in Mahamudra and Dzokchen, the supreme meditations of the Kagyu and Nyingma schools of Tibetan Buddhism.

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Parting from the Four Attachments and Initiation of Chenrezik Mahamudra
Oct
6
10:30 AM10:30

Parting from the Four Attachments and Initiation of Chenrezik Mahamudra

Parting from the Four Attachments

10:30am - 1:00pm

Lama Jampa will give teachings on Parting from the Four Attachments using the commentary by Nubkyi Rigzin Drak. This teaching is an excellent introduction to the graduated path of meditation, accessible to both the beginner and the more experienced alike. A special feature of this text is the manner in which the system of Parting from the Four Attachments is interwoven with that of the Four Dharmas.

Initiation of Chenrezik Mahamudra

2:30 - 4:30pm

This initiation bestows the authority to meditate on Chenrezik, the embodiment of compassionate energy, and on mahamudra - the great seal - which is the true nature of mind. It is one of the most widespread meditation practices in Vajrayana Buddhism. This initiation is connected with the famous sadhana composed by the great Sakyapa master Ngorchen Konchog Lhundrup and practised at Dechen Sakya Centres. Through meditation upon Chenrezik we quickly develop compassion, and conjoined with Mahamudra we are also benefited by meditating directly on the nature of mind.

For further details visit the Sakya centre website.

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The Eight Verses of Mind Training
Sep
19
to Sep 20

The Eight Verses of Mind Training

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.

For schedule and more information see the Bodhi Path Bregenz centre website

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Initiation of White Sarasvati and Teachings on the Triple Vision
Sep
16
to Sep 18

Initiation of White Sarasvati and Teachings on the Triple Vision

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Initiation of White Saraswati

Sunday 16th September 7pm

Saraswati is famous as one of the principal wisdom deities in Vajrayana Buddhism and as a patroness of poetry and music. Thus many great masters have cultivated her meditation for the many qualities that it bestows.

The Three Visions

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."

Monday 17 September 7pm

Tuesday 18 September 7pm

See also local website for Sakya Dechen Ling Stuttgart

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The Rays of the Stainless Vajra Moon
Sep
14
to Sep 16

The Rays of the Stainless Vajra Moon

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.

‘Most people interested in Buddhism start with sitting meditation, which is the tool for achieving a settled and flexible mind. This, however, is just one side of Buddhist meditation. The other side is meditation on the view or how things really are. When the two of these are combined, we can radically transform our lives. Rays of the Stainless Vajra Moon  provides us with essential methods for uncovering the reality of existence, the reality of our mind –which is naturally pure and endowed with the qualities of wisdom and compassion.’

For schedule and further information visit the centre website at Bodhi Path Renchen Ulm

 

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The Precious Rosary of the Supreme Path by Gampopa
Sep
8
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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