During the first weekend in August, in the elegant setting of Dhagpo Kagyu Ling’s Institut surrounded by the beautiful wooded hills of the Dordogne area of France, Lama Jampa gave a public teaching entitled ‘All beings have been my mothers – the roots of compassion’.
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.
How do Buddha’s teachings answer the most profound questions of our existence? What makes his thinking unique amongst other systems of thought?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lama Jampa accompanied by Dechen Dolma and their daughter Kate has just completed a five day visit to New York.
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.
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.
Lama Jampa and family arrived in LA from Mexico city on Thursday April 11 for a ten day visit.
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 sangha
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 Germany
Lama Jampa and Dechen Dolma traveled to Paris and Normandy in France from 21st to 25th of March.
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.
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.
On Friday 8th February Lama Jampa gave a public talk entitled ‘Emotions in Buddhist Psychology’ to a large and diverse audience of interested people in Valencia.
Last weekend Lama Jampa visited Sakya Dechen Ling, Stuttgart, Germany. On Friday evening he gave a public talk about meditation in the buddhist context. He explained that meditation is part of the buddhist path, together with moral discipline and wisdom, and can be differentiated into calm abiding (shamata) and insight meditation (vipassana).
Last weekend in Bristol Lama Jampa began teaching a text called “A Garland of Jewels” written by one of the founding lamas of the Sakya tradition, Chogyal Phakpa, in the thirteenth century.
Lama Jampa arrived in LA on Tuesday January 8 for a week of teachings. The first event was a public talk on Thursday January 10 entitled ‘Clarity and Compassion’.
Lama Jampa and family arrived, on the 10th December 2018, in Bodh Gaya, India, the place of Lord Buddha’s enlightenment.
Lama Jampa just came back from Prague where he continued teaching the second part of Jamgon Kongtrul's text on Zhengtong 'Rays of the Vajra Moon'.
Saturday 17 November saw people gather from as far away as Mexico to receive a day of profound dharma teachings from Lama Jampa in the beautiful surrounds of the London Wetland Centre in Barnes on the River Thames.
Lama Jampa’s tour of the Eastern United States started on October 13 at the Bodhi Path centre in Natural Bridge, Virginia, home to a beautiful reliquary stupa of Shamar Rinpoche, the founder of this group of centres with locations throughout North America and Europe.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the idyllic surroundings of the Périgord Noir, with its lush landscape and rich history, Lama Jampa Thaye gave the entire cycle of initiations of the 21 Taras from the 11th century Indian master, Atisha. This is the first time this series of initiations has been given in the West.