On Saturday 8th June Lama Jampa returned to Bristol to give the second instalment of teachings on Chogyal Phakpa’s beautiful text A Garland of Jewels.
This section of the text presents the path for those inspired to move beyond the limited worldly aspirations addressed by the first section, focussing on the Buddha’s teachings for those seeking to attain liberation from the sufferings of samsara.
Lama Jampa’s detailed commentary shed light on the meaning of the beautiful root verses, showing their contemporary relevance and offering students the opportunity to deepen their understanding of this aspect of the path.
In the afternoon Lama Jampa bestowed the initiation of White Tara, one of the three deities of longevity whose practice is renowned for bestowing the blessings of long life and thus increasing the opportunity for spiritual practice.
Over one hundred students attended the teachings which were organised by Sakya Buddhist Centre Bristol.
Lama Jampa’s next teaching in Bristol will be in October 2019. His next teaching in the UK will be at Kagyu Ling Buddhist Centre in Manchester on 6-7 July.