For the first weekend in September Lama Jampa travelled to Yorkshire to continue with the teaching and transmission of Gampopa’s classic text.Read More
For the second week of the Dechen Summer Course at Sakya Changlochen Ling, Lama Jampa gave the full cycle of Vajrayana teachings for the practice of Chenrezig, from the lineage of the 16th century Tibetan master, Nyen Tsembupa.Read More
Lama Jampa Thaye joined His Holiness Sakya Trichen and His Eminence Gyana Vajra Rinpoche in Antwerp for three days to take part in the first European Sakya Monlam to recite aspiration prayers for the benefit of all beings and the long life of His Holiness Sakya Trichen and other lamas.
Lamas, khenpos, monks and nuns travelled from Europe, Nepal, India, Tibet, Mongolia and elsewhere joined the event, which was attended by over 1,000 people from Tibetan and Western communities.
The festival began on Friday 9 August with recitation of prayers including the Noble Sutra for Remembering the Three Jewels, the Prayer of Samantabhadra, the King of Aspirations Prayer, which is recited many times and contains many beautiful expressions of aspirations to develop the qualities of enlightenment.
On Saturday 10 August, Lama Jampa Thaye offered a ‘Mandal Ten Sum’ for the long life of His Holiness Sakya Trichen, as part of a special practice of White Tara of the Wish-fulfilling Wheel. This offering was followed by a special ornate ‘Mandal Tenshug’ ritual offering made on behalf of all of the European centres and students of Sakya Trichen, for his long life and for the benefit of all beings.
In the afternoon of Sunday 11 August, His Holiness Sakya Trichen bestowed the long life initiation of Tangtong Gyalpo. As the preliminary to the initiation, His Holiness explained Tangtong Gyalpo’s tireless efforts in practice, in particular the benefit brought about through the great siddha’s construction of iron bridges, which made it possible for the people of Tibet to travel across turbulent rivers and for the Buddha’s teachings to spread.
The weekend was a fantastic opportunity for the Sakya community throughout Europe to meet each other and work and practise together. Volunteers worked diligently to prepare the venue, cook meals and prepare and serve tea offerings for the participants who donated generously towards the cost of this and future monlam events.
The event was organised by the European Sakya Monlam Foundation, with assistance from the Great Sakya Monlam Foundation in India, and many Sakya centres in Europe, and in particular the Sakya Tsechen Foundation in Belgium.
The European Sakya Monlam will take place in a different European city each year. The next European Sakya monlam will be held in Paris, France, in 2020.
Lama Jampa has completed six days of teachings on dependant origination, combined with the initiation and daily practice of ‘Tara who Liberates from All fears’. People came from as far afield as LA and Mexico City to attend this first week of the annual two week Dechen Summer Course.Read More
Lama Jampa has just completed four days of teaching on his annual visit to Dhagpo Kagyu Ling in France where he gave the first part of the 'General Presentation on the Tantra Sets' by the great scholar and logician Sonam Tsemo (1142 - 1182), the second of the Sakya founding lamas.Read More
How do Buddha’s teachings answer the most profound questions of our existence? What makes his thinking unique amongst other systems of thought?Read More
Last weekend Lama Jampa continued to teach the Jewel Ornament of Liberation in Manchester. The two days of teaching were given in the city’s northern quarter and were as always much appreciated by all those who received them.Read More
It was a sweltering hot weekend in South Germany, as students gathered not only from Stuttgart itself, but from around Germany and even from Switzerland and Czech Republic.Read More
Bodhi Path Bordo - a centre located in a little hill-top village close to the Italian-Swiss border was the venue for three days of teachings given by Lama Jampa this past weekend.Read More
On Saturday 8th June Lama Jampa returned to Bristol to give the second instalment of teachings on Chogyal Phakpa’s beautiful text A Garland of Jewels.Read More
Lama Jampa accompanied by Dechen Dolma and their daughter Kate has just completed a five day visit to New York.Read More
On Saturday 18 May 2019, Dechen Hebden Bridge welcomed Lama Jampa Thaye to this unique Yorkshire Town to continue the teaching on The Precious Rosary of the Supreme Path.Read More
From 30th of April to 5th of May Lama Jampa visited Khyenkong Karma Kagyu Poland, a dharma centre established under the wishes of Beru Khyentse Rinpoche and Jamgon Kongthrul Rinpoche.Read More
Lama Jampa and family arrived in LA from Mexico city on Thursday April 11 for a ten day visit.Read More
Lama Jampa visited Sakya Dolma Ling in Mexico City for eight days this April. During his visit, he gave an inspiring public talk on how to uncover our potential for kindness and clarity, followed by an informal dinner with the sanghaRead More
On the weekend 29th to 31st March 2019 Lama Jampa taught Jamgon Kongtrul`s "The Rays of the Stainless Vajra Moon - A Guide to the Great Madhyamaka Zhentong View" at the Dharma Center Möhra in East GermanyRead More
Lama Jampa and Dechen Dolma traveled to Paris and Normandy in France from 21st to 25th of March.Read More
Last weekend Lama Jampa returned to the beautiful, tranquil setting of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust’s centre at Barnes, London to give teachings on three short lojong (mind training) texts.Read More
Kagyu Ling was blessed in February with an extended visit from Lama Jampa and family. They arrived on ‘Miracle’s Day’, which commemorates the Buddha’s performance of miracles to win over those who lacked confidence in the dharma.Read More