Lama Jampa recently completed his teaching on the Short Prayer to Vajradhara (Dorjechang Thungma) in Hong Kong, wonderfully hosted by the Bodhi Path sangha there.
Of great importance in the Karma Kagyu school, this prayer explains how to realise Mahamudra and describes the path to Buddhahood. Over the three days, Lama Jampa used Karma Chakme's commentary to describe the special presentation of Mahamudra in the Karma Kagyu school and how it has been transmitted in an unbroken lineage through early Indian and Tibetan masters, such as Tilopa and Marpa, right down to the present day. The teachings were very well attended and there was a lot of enthusiasm.
On Saturday, accompanied by members of the Bodhi Path sangha, Lama Jampa performed a life release for fish which the Bodhi Path Hong Kong carries out every month. The ceremony took place from a boat in the Hong Kong Harbour.
To close, Lama Jampa reflected on how the teaching helps fulfil Shamar Rinpoche's request, shortly before his passing, for Lama Jampa to teach at Bodhi Path Centres worldwide. He also offered encouraging words on the future of the Karma Kagyu tradition, which relies on both our study and practice, as well as on the blessings of His Holiness Karmapa and other great lamas.
On Monday, the last day of his visit, Lama Jampa and Dechen Dolma, together with Karma Chakme Rinpoche and sangha members made a brief visit to the Great Buddha statue at Po Lin monastery on Lantau island.