Wisdom and Compassion - Buddhist Teachings from the Sakya Tradition

Wisdom and Compassion - Buddhist Teachings from the Sakya Tradition

Many people gathered in Bristol on the weekend of 13/14 October to receive teachings from Khaywang Lama Jampa Thaye on the famous Sakya text Parting From the Four Attachments (Zhenpa Zhidral in Tibetan). Using the short commentary by Nubkyi Rigzin Drak which interweaves this teaching with the Four Dharmas, Lama Jampa was able to complete the entire teaching in a single session.

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Kagyu and Sakya; Germany and Austria; Buddha Nature, Karma and Mind Training

Kagyu and Sakya; Germany and Austria; Buddha Nature, Karma and Mind Training

A Week in the Life of an Exceptional Buddhist Master

Over the course of a week Lama Jampa gave three sets of teachings and a vajrayana initiation. He travelled from London to Renchen Ulm to give two days of teachings on Buddha Nature from the Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. From there he went to the Dechen centre in Stuttgart where he gave a vajrayana initiation followed by teachings on karma from the text on the Three Visions by Ngorche Konchog Llundrup of the Sakya tradition. Finally he travelled to Bregenz in Austria to give mind training teachings at the Bodhi Path centre there.

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How Can we Live a Happier Life?

How Can we Live a Happier Life?

If we want to live a happier life, Lama Jampa says, we need to begin by being ‘rigorously honest with ourselves’. This involves really examining the things we rely on to make us happy and realising how fragile and fleeting these things are. We need to be honest with ourselves; our ego is the greatest conman going but happiness does not come from fooling ourselves.

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Welcome to Yorkshire, Home of the Dharma!

Welcome to Yorkshire, Home of the Dharma!

The weekend was a truly joyous occasion with many attending a Buddhist teaching event for the first time. Some reflected on how profound these teachings are for people and others expressed gratitude for the clear, direct, point by point explanations given by Lama Jampa; many said how wonderful it was to be there listening to words of such clarity and gentle wisdom.

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Everyday Birth and Death in the Dordogne

Everyday Birth and Death in the Dordogne

Over the swelteringly hot weekend of 4th and 5th August, surrounded by the dramatic beauty of the wooded hills and valleys of the Dordogne, Lama Jampa taught a group of around 100 students about the transformative power of the Buddhist teachings on impermanence.

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What is Buddhism?

What is Buddhism?

Video no. 2 in the series Buddhist Life Hacks: A Voice of Reason in a Turbulent World is now available on Lama Jampa's YouTube channel. 

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Lama Jampa teaches in Norway

Lama Jampa teaches in Norway

Bodhi Path members and members of the general public attended a weekend of teachings on Buddha nature, the Rays of the Immaculate Vajra Moon, written by Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye.

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