Last weekend - from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon - Lama Jampa and Dechen Dolma made their first visit to the Dharma Center Möhra where Lama Jampa gave teachings on the view of Buddha Nature from the Karma Kagyu tradition.
Mohra was established 12 years ago, with the blessings and encouragement of His Holiness Karmapa. It is located in beautiful countryside of rolling hills and forests and is run by a residential community of monastic and lay sangha. In the village of Mohra the sangha have built 20 new residences for families and individuals, along with a purpose built hospice facility to support sangha during the end of life. This project has drawn on the skills of architects, lawyers, fundraisers and project managers. It is testament to the vision and hard work of a focussed and diligent sangha working joyfully together for the benefit of beings.
The Dharma Center Möhra is a place for Buddhist studies and meditation at which the teachings of the Buddha are presented according to the Karma Kagyu tradition, one of the four main schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Here individuals can gain guidance through study, contemplation and meditation.
During the weekend Lama Jampa Thaye taught Jamgon Kongtrul’s guide to meditation on the Zhentong view, ‘The Immaculate Rays of the Vajra Moon’. His exposition was clear and at a pace translatable into German. One of the residents of the centre commented that the precision of Lama Jampa’s language, in explaining the subtleties of Zhentong, was exceptional’.
Escaping this crazy world for a few days to hear the teachings of Kongtrul Rinpoche delivered by Lama Jampa, in a centre run by serious practitioners and surrounded by natural beauty, was like visiting a pure land.
Blog written by John Sainsbury, Co-ordinator of Kagyu Ling Buddhist Centre, Manchester, UK