People from across the UK travelled to Yorkshire at the weekend to receive teachings from the Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.
On the morning of Saturday 29th April Lama Jampa gave teachings on the Songs of Milarepa. Milarepa, a renowned meditator and poet who lived in the 11th century, was one of the founders of the Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Lama Jampa explained how his life is an example of the transforming effects of the dharma.
The teaching focused on some of Milarepa’s beautiful songs – known as dohas – through which he shared his great wisdom, compassion and understanding. The songs are still a source of inspiration and guidance for Buddhists today, even though it’s a thousand years since they were composed.
In the afternoon, Lama Jampa gave the initiation of Green Tara. Tara is revered as the embodiment of the liberating activity of all buddhas, and her initiation and meditation can help to awaken the innate capacity for enlightened compassion.
On the Sunday morning Lama Jampa concluded his visit by meeting members of the Yorkshire sangha and local visitors at Kagyu DechenDzong.