‘The dharma taught by Shakyamuni, the protector of all beings as limitless as space, is spread by you through explanation, debate and composition.’
(from Lama Jampa's long life prayer composed by Karma Thinley Rinpoche)
Having just spoken at the Karma Kagyu meeting in Bodhgaya, India, and meeting with His Holiness Karmapa, Lama Jampa came to Sakya Buddhist Center, Los Angeles via a short stop over at home in London. This was Lama Jampa’s second visit to our new center in Los Angeles which is becoming increasingly embedded in the Santa Monica and West Los Angeles scene.
In December 2017 Lama Jampa Thaye and Dechen Dolma attended the two day International Karma Kagyu Meeting in Bodhgaya. Held in the presence of HH Karmapa with major Karma Kagyu teachers and representatives from Kagyu monasteries, centres and organisations worldwide.
Around 150 people from as far away as Mexico and LA gathered in Manchester to hear Lama Jampa Thaye begin teaching an important Buddhist text by the ninth Karmapa, the head of the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.
Lama Jampa Thaye recently gave his first Buddhist teachings in Prague, the beautiful capital city of the Czech Republic. The teachings were on Shentong, the view of Buddha Nature as expounded by the great nineteenth century Rime master Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye.
From 2nd - 7th November Lama Jampa Thaye was once again invited to the 7th World Buddhist Summit as UK representative. As part of the event delegates had the opportunity to to share news about the current practice and proliferation of Buddhism in their respective countries. Below is the text of Lama Jampa's speech.
On Thursday 5th October Lama Jampa Thaye was in Paris to launch the French edition of his book Wisdom in Exile - Sagesse en Exil. The launch was organised by Rabsel Editions a major French publisher of Buddhist books.
Lama Jampa Thaye visited Karlsruhe on September 21st and gave a public talk about Buddhism in modern times. In his very clear way he gave an overview of where Buddhism is located in the spiritual landscape and emphasised its timeless value for all sentient beings.
This weekend’s event was Lama Jampa’s second visit to the BodhiPath European retreat centre, in the idyllic surroundings of Renchen-Ulm on the edge of the Black Forest, to continue teachings on Zhentong Madhyamaka.
Rays of wisdom pervaded Harrogate at the weekend as Lama Jampa visited to give teachings. To begin with on Saturday a number of people took refuge before Lama Jampa gave the initiation of the famed Kagyu yogin Milarepa.
Lama Jampa began the second week at Sakya Changlochen Ling by giving the initiation of White Tara Chintamanichakra (Wishfulfilling Wheel) and then later in the day the lung (reading transmission for the practice.
For the first three days Lama Jampa Thaye taught the third and final part of Sonam Tsemo’s ‘General Presentation of theTantra Sets’, one of the most important Sakya teachings about Vajrayana.
Lama Jampa visited California from July 5-17. He began his visit with a visit to Ewam Choden in Berkeley where he gave a weekend of teachings on Shamatha and Vipassana based upon the instructions in the Triple Vision.
Lama Jampa visited Sakya Dechen Ling, Stuttgart on 10th and 11th June 2017, to continue the teachings on the Triple Vision (Nang Sum) of Ngorchen Konchog Lhundrup and to bestow the initiation of Amitayus, Namgyalma and White Tara.
On Friday May 26th Lama Jampa along with Dechen sangha welcomed His Holiness Ratna Vajra to Sakya Thinley Rinchen Ling, the Buddhist centre established in Bristol by Lama Jampa Thaye forty years ago.
On the 20th and 21st of May Lama Jampa taught at Karma Migyur Ling, France. Situated on the edge of the French Alps and on the top of a hill with far reaching views, Lama Jampa described this Buddhist centre as like finding a jewel in a beautiful place. Even
On 18th May Lama Jampa taught for the first time in Geneva, Switzerland. He was invited to teach by a Swiss group of Karma Kagyu students that formed in 2013 under the guidance of Lama Teunsang, founder of Karma Migyur Ling, France.