On Saturday January 21st Lama Jampa continued his survey of the Buddhist philosophical schools in chapter four of his book, ‘Rain of Clarity’. Over 130 people heard how the view of a permanent self is the root of suffering and delusion and actually there is nothing to fear in letting go of this idea as this solid, truly existent self was never there in the first place. We then continued our search for the self in all phenomena, using analytical techniques described by such great Indian masters as Chandrakirti.
At the end of the morning Lama Jampa performed the Refuge ceremony for people wishing to start out on the Buddhist path.
In the afternoon, Lama Jampa gave the initiation of Gönkar (White Mahakala) or Gönpo Yizhin Norbu, the wealth and protection-bestowing emanation of Chenrezik, originally from the Shangpa Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.
At the end of the day Lama Jampa gave the reading transmission for the Sakya ngondro to children in the sangha. This will enable them to begin doing these daily foundation practises.
Lama Jampa’s next teaching on ‘Rain of Clarity’ will be on 25 March 2017 in London.