Lama Jampa described the work as the ideal explanation of the whole Buddhist path, which, if one could only study one text, should be the one to study.
Fully educated in the Lam Rim of the Kadam Tradition, and, as a student of Milerepa, a recipient of the anuttara yoga and mahamudra traditions of Naropa and Maitripa respectively, Gampopa is famed for uniting the two streams of graduated path and yogic meditation traditions and through his students, most notably Karmapa Dusum Kyenpa, firmly establishing the Kagyu School in Tibet. For a short history of the early masters of the Kagyu tradition see A Garland of Gold by Lama Jampa.
By teaching the Jewel Ornament in Manchester and the Jewel Rosary in Harrogate, over the next few years, Lama Jampa will be introducing Gampopa to those students fortunate enough to receive both texts, as Gampopa said “ whoever receives these two works will meet me in person”.
In February 2019, Lama Jampa will give the second part of the Jewel Ornament of Liberation, in Manchester, and the third part of the Jewel Rosary will be given in Hebden Bridge in May 2019.
Lama Jampa’s next teaching will be a public talk in LA on 10 January, Awakening Clarity and Kindness. Click here for details.